Oppo Find 7 finally official with 5.5″ QHD screen, 2.5 GHz CPU, camera that can take 50 MP pictures
After many months of teasing, today Oppo finally unveiled the Find 7, its latest Android flagship smartphone. The Find 7 will serve as a successor to the Find 5 that was announced in 2012, and it’s clearly been a long time coming. Not that it’s here per se right now, by the way. Internationally, you can only expect to see it in stores in mid-April at the earliest, but that’s just if you don’t mind getting the lower-end version.
Yes, the Find 7 comes in two separate variations, as has been rumored for a long time, and then even confirmed by the Chinese company. The ‘base’ model, which will be called Find 7a or Find 7 Lite, features the exact same specs as the ‘premium’ handset, save for a few differences in terms of chipset used, amount of RAM and internal storage, and the display’s resolution.
Which brings us to the fact that this is, in fact, the world’s second smartphone to sport a touchscreen with 2,560×1,440 resolution (also known as QHD). However, the Find 7′s screen is smaller than that of the Vivo Xplay 3S (which is the first handset to get that insane resolution), so its pixel density is even higher, coming in at a whopping 534 ppi. That’s unmatched at the moment, and may remain so for quite some time.
The camera in both Find 7 versions is a bit special too, as it allows for taking 50 MP pictures, even though its sensor is just 13 MP. This is thanks to something called Super Zoom mode, which basically takes 10 pictures in rapid succession and merges them into a single 50 MP image. The camera, which is made by Sony, will also record 4K video, as well as 720p HD slow-motion clips at 100 fps. And there’s a LED flash there too.
The premium Oppo Find 7 comes with a 5.5-inch 2,560×1,440 touchscreen (that can be operated with wet hands) with Gorilla Glass 3, the aforementioned rear camera, a 5 MP front camera, a 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor (MSM8974AC), 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage space, microSD card support, MaxxAudio speakers (with great bass, apparently), 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and a 3,000 mAh battery. It weighs 173 grams.
The Oppo Find 7a or Find 7 Lite has a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor (MSM8974AB), 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and a 2,800 mAh battery. It weighs 170 grams. All the other specs are identical to its higher-end sibling. Both versions run Color OS 1.2, an Oppo creation based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The dimensions for both are 152.6x75x9.2 mm. The batteries inside these devices come with some nifty fast charging tech that allows for a 75% charge in 30 minutes.
The lower-end Find 7a or Find 7 Lite will go on sale internationally in mid-April for $499. The high-end premium Find 7 will only be out in May or June, and it will cost $599. This means that the QHD (2,560×1,440) version may be out three months after its announcement, which is a very long time in the mobile world. So you’ll have to be very patient if you want that screen.
However, things are different if you’re in China, where both versions are expected to become available tomorrow. The Find 7 Lite will go for 2,998 yuan, which is around $483 or €347 at the current exchange rates. The premium Find 7 will retail for 3,498 yuan ($564 or €405).