Oppo Find 7 certified in China, gets photographed in the process, replaceable battery confirmed
Oppo’s next flagship Android smartphone is coming soon, with the Chinese company expected to announce it on March 19. Up until then, though, we’re expecting to know everything there is to know about it. And today we have some more pieces of the puzzle, as one of the Find 7 versions just got certified for sale by the Chinese authorities.
We say “one of the versions” since the Find 7 is going to come in two iterations – one that will sport a 5.5-inch 2,560x,1440 (QHD) touchscreen, and the other coming with a more mundane 1080p Full HD panel. It’s the latter that went through the certification process this time around, though its specs are pretty similar to the much anticipated QHD model (which is more powerful, though, as you’d expect because all those pixels need to be kept alive somehow).
Anyway, most of the specs that have leaked via benchmark results a couple of days ago have been confirmed. So, the 1080p version of the Find 7 has a 5.5-inch touchscreen with that resolution, a 2.26 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, microSD card support, a 2,700 mAh battery, and TD-LTE – perfect for China Mobile’s 4G network. It runs Android 4.3, no doubt modified in some way by Oppo. The smartphone’s dimensions are 152.6x75x9.2 mm, and it weighs 165 grams.
We don’t get any info on the cameras this time around, though past leaks claimed we’d be looking at a 13 MP rear snapper and a 5 MP front unit. Interestingly, the aforementioned benchmark leak said this model would come with 3 GB of RAM, but now it looks like that’s going to be reserved for the QHD handset.
Above you can see the first ever images depicting the Find 7, and for sure this time. The back of the phone looks different than in the last leaked picture we saw, so either that was the QHD Oppo Find 7 and for some reason it sports another design, or it was showing something else entirely.
In other related news, Oppo itself is continuing its teaser campaign for the Find 7 – which has gone on for months now. The company has let everyone know that its next superphone will come with a removable and user-replaceable battery. That’s certainly good news considering the measly 2,700 mAh cell inside the phone. Either way, we’re hoping that the QHD version will get a beefier battery, otherwise we expect Find 7 owners to use that replaceability of the battery quite often.