Oppo is not a smartphone manufacturer we have spoken much of here at EyeOnMobility so far. But the Chinese company is quickly establishing itself as a company to watch. At an event in Beijing today, it unveiled the Oppo Find 7, its first smartphone to pack a WQHD display as well as the ability to take 50MP pictures (although a bit of software magic is involved).
Oppo Find 7 specifications:
- Processor: 2.5Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC)
- Operating system: Color OS 1.2 (based on Google Android 4.3 Jelly Bean)
- Cellular connectivity: LTE
- Other connectivity: 802.11 ac Wi-Fi
- Display: 5.5-inch WQHD (2560×1440/538PPI)
- RAM: 3GB
- Internal storage: 32GB
- External storage: MicroSD cards up to 128GB
- Rear-facing camera: 13MP with Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor and 30FPS 4K video recording and 720p 120FPS slow motion capture
- Front-facing camera: 5MP f/2.0
- Battery: 3,000mAh
The Oppo Find 7 has the ability to take 10 shots in quick succession with its 13MP rear-facing camera and stitches four of them into a single 50MP picture.
The Find 7 also comes with a proprietary rapid battery charging technology called VOOC. It promises to charge the battery up to 75% capacity in about 30 minutes. Concerns about potential overheating issues are addressed with a five layer thermal protective coating and a titanium-aluminum alloy frame that help dissipate the heat.
The Oppo Find 7 will sell for US$599. Launching initially in China, it will also make its way to Europe and North America in the May or June timeframe. There is no specific word yet on Canadian availability.
Oppo also unveiled a cheaper variant of the Find 7. Called the Find 7a (or Find 7 Lite in China), it will come with a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, a Full HD (1080×1920) display, 16GB of storage and a 2,800mAh battery. It will sell for US$499.