Oppo Find 5 successor comes in September with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, 8 MP front camera
The Oppo Find 5 is right now the only 5-inch phablet with a 1080p Full HD touchscreen made by a smaller Chinese company (read: not Huawei, ZTE, or Lenovo) that’s officially available internationally. And sales are apparently going well.
Understandably though, Oppo is already working on a successor to the Find 5. It’s unclear what it will be called. Some are speculating that it’s going to be Find 6, but that makes no sense. The “5″ in Find 5 stands for the screen size, it’s not there to say this is the fifth iteration of the Find series (it’s not). Then again, something like Find 5 2 would sound pretty bad too.
Regardless, the new device is coming. It may get released in mid-September, according to MyDrivers. And it will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset instead of the Snapdragon S4 Pro from last year that powers the Find 5. That’s great, because the 800 is effectively going to be Qualcomm’s flagship chipset for this year, and the S4 Pro is getting a little bit old at this point (what with the improved Snapdragon 600 already on the market).
The next Oppo Find smartphone will also get an 8 MP front camera. This may sound pretty unusual to you, but smartphones with high-res front cameras are nothing new in China. In fact, the trend definitely looks like it’s here to stay. The Oppo Ulike 2 was the first phone to come with a 5 MP front camera, and just a few days ago we told you about the MeituKiss HD, the world’s first smartphone to sport an 8 MP front snapper. Oppo doesn’t want to be left behind, surely, and it’s probably also thinking that this will help it position the Find 5′s successor as a good fit for women (since that’s apparently why this high-res front camera craze got started).
The next Find will have a Full HD 1080p touchscreen at least 5 inches in size, though the exact measurement isn’t known. Other specs seem to have remained the same as those seen in the Find 5, for example the 2 GB of RAM, the 32 GB of internal storage, and the 13 MP rear camera. Even so, the new device looks to us like it’s going to be a worthy successor. We’ll let you know when we find out more about Oppo’s latest creation, and whether or not it will also be sold outside of China.