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Antarctic Threshold: OPPO Find X2 Pro Pushed to its Limits

Latest 5G flagship smartphone transcends extreme Antarctic conditions

– OPPO was honoured to be part of an expedition to the Antarctic, alongside award-winning photographer and Australian filmmaker Michaela Skovranova and National Geographic, capturing the wilderness on the smartphone maker’s latest flagship phone, the Find X2 Pro.


Proving just how capable its latest 5G flagship smartphone is, the Find X2 Pro thrived in the extreme climatic conditions with minus degree temperatures, heavy winds and ice and snow, producing sharp and detailed footage, rival to professional cameras.

Titled ‘Uncover Antarctica’, the excursion demonstrates the latest features of the Pro device to the extreme – including its Ultra Vision Camera system with an optical 10x hybrid zoom and 60x digital zoom, its Ultra Steady Mode 2.0 which combats any professional action cam, its 120Hz Ultra Vision display offering excellent image reproduction, and the Ultra Night mode which ensures clear and powerful images in even the darkest of dark settings, like underneath the starry night skies of the Antarctic.


Michael Tran, OPPO Australia Managing Director says, “I was genuinely blown away by the footage and what the crew managed to achieve in such tough conditions. It really shows the calibre of the most premium smartphones currently available, and what the future holds for photography and film.”

The adventure of extremes saw Michaela Skovranova capture the unique beauty of the white continent in film and breathtaking photos and film, using the X2 Pro in ice and snow, underwater, darkness and under strong wind conditions. Setting a new benchmark in the world of film and photography, the videos and photos impress with their outstanding quality – confirmed by professional photographer Michaela Skovranova.

“The camera sensors allowed me to take photos that I never thought possible with a smartphone. It’s simply spellbinding when a humpback whale takes a deep breath and dives back into the water. And thanks to the always-ready smartphone, I didn’t miss a single moment,” says Skovranova.

The produced pictures are of the best possible smartphone quality with the camera using a customised flagship sensor – the largest sensor size among all 48MP mobile camera sensors, the Sony IMX689. The powerful image sensor combined with dual native ISO technology and f / 1.7 large aperture, brings powerful low light shooting capabilities.

“Spotting the first icebergs in the sea definitely stirred up some emotion in me. And this is why it is even more important to use the right features to capture moments like this. The 10x Hybrid Zoom can achieve a precision that I – as an experienced filmmaker and photographer – would never have thought possible. It’s simply spellbinding when you zoom in and discover details of the icy structure or birds in nosedive across the picture. Colour temperature sensing and image fusion algorithms combined with the 10x Hybrid Zoom don’t let you miss a single bit of the action,” says Skovranova.

All pictures taken by Michaela Skovranova were shot on OPPO Find X2 Pro. Underwater pictures were also taken by OPPO Find X2 Pro, without an additional protective case



Essential Workers Recognised on Southern Hemisphere’s Largest Billboard

Hundreds of Real Life Aussie Heroes Make Their Billboard Debut in #AnEssentialThankYou

“We wanted to do something with the billboard that projected positivity and acknowledged that while so many of us found ourselves facing uncertainty, there was an army of Aussies who put on a brave face and tirelessly worked throughout the global pandemic to help keep our country running and maintain a sense of normality for their communities,” said OPPO Australia MD Michael Tran.

“We were thrilled to receive hundreds of photos from everyday Australian heroes, including supermarket saviours, healthcare heroes, sanitation workers, educators and all in between. It’s important that we recognise the very real and very different plights of all our essential workers,” added Tran.

#AnEssentialThankYou can now be seen across Sydney’s skyline, where the billboard artwork will remain in place over the coming weeks, as Australia begins to slowly ease out of lockdown restrictions.

The billboard homage is one of a slew of initiatives, implemented by OPPO in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, alongside profiling essential workers across their social media and donating devices to healthcare and essential organisations. To find out more and read featured essential worker profiles visit, or join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #AnEssentialThankYou.