5″ 1080p Oppo Find 7 with Snapdragon 800 and 4,000 mAh battery may cost $699
In an interesting development, the upcoming Oppo Find 7 could end up starting at $699. The Find 7 will be the Chinese company’s next superphone, and it may or may not succeed the Find 5 in its roster. Oppo might as well sell both for a while, with the Find 5 instantly becoming the midrange offering, in both specs and pricing, compared to the Find 7. We don’t yet know what the sales strategy will actually be, but regardless, the Find 7 definitely looks like a proper flagship for the latter part of this year.
One retailer has already put up pre-orders for the Oppo Find 7. Note though that despite being called Oppo Mart, this isn’t Oppo’s own online store. So that means you need to take the listed price with a healthy dose of salt, since it hasn’t been officially confirmed just yet.
Still, this price point wouldn’t necessarily be a big surprise given the specs. Previous rumors had the following, and this retailer listing confirms them (or was simply ‘inspired’ by the leaks, perhaps): a 5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, a 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, a 13 MP rear camera, an 8 MP front camera, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of built-in storage, and a whopping 4,000 mAh battery. The Oppo Find 7 should run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It will be 9.9 mm thick, which is rather amazing considering the battery capacity inside.
The good news is that you may be able to buy a Find 7 regardless of whether you’re in China or not. That’s because Oppo’s been very eager to sell to international audiences, and is doing just that with the Find 5 currently.
The biggest battery ever put in a 5-inch device is sure to make a few headlines, and in a world where every handset is starved for power, it might just have a positive impact on Oppo’s finances.
However, the price is fully high-end this time (if it’s actually going to be $699). The Find 5 made its name as one of the most affordable smartphones to come with a 5-inch 1080p screen, yet it looks like the Find 7 will battle it out with the big guys in terms of pricing. Let’s see if this strategy turns out to be successful for Oppo, which is still a rather unknown company for most people outside of China.
Via GSM Arena