Oppo have revealed their upcoming Android superphone, the Find 7. As with all previous Oppo flagships, the specs of this smartphone put it right up there with the top dogs in the industry. This is a Chinese smartphone that should be able to hold its own against the best from Samsung, Sony and LG.
The press was pretty disappointed when Samsung revealed that the new Galaxy S5 would be sporting the old 1080p resolution. Seeing an opportunity to up its game, Oppo have announced that the Find 7 will be released in two flavors. The Find 7a, with a price tag of $499 will be released with a 1080p screen. But the Find 7 carrying the $599 price tag will come with a 2560×1440 resolution. That is certainly overkill for such a small screen (5.5 inches), but it’s a game of numbers these days, so the Find 7 should find a lot of buyers.
The Find 7 is also pretty hot in the hardware department. It’s equipped with 3 gigabytes of RAM and a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. It should be a neck-and-neck battle between this and the Galaxy S5 as far as processing power goes. The real headlight of this smartphone however isn’t the power, it’s the rear camera. On paper it’s a 13 megapixel sensor, which is fairly traditional. But Oppo say that the sensor on the Find 7 supports something they’re calling as “Superzoom”. They say that the pictures captured are of such high quality that the pixel resolution is on par with a high quality 50 megapixel camera. We’ll have to wait for the journalists’ verdict on this once it’s out for testing. It’s a majorly impressive technical feat if it turns out to be true.
The Oppo Find 7 is a pretty enticing device, with a very reasonable price tag. At jut $499 for the 1080p model, it undercuts its rivals from Sony and Samsung quite a bit. The only concern we have is that the Find 7 will ship with the Android Jellybean 4.3 OS, which we know is getting a bit long in the tooth. If Oppo can fix this, the Find 7 is a very viable alternative to the traditional Android superphones.