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Oppo drops the Find 7: the world's first 2K display smartphone

Flying a little under the radar in comparison to Samsung's Galaxy S5 launch, the new HTC One and and the Sony Xperia Z2, the small manufacturer making big waves, Oppo, just dropped the world's first 2K display smartphone with the Find 7, beating LG and every other major OEM to the punch. Oppo also announced a Full HD version and a new fitness band by the name of O-Band.

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The Oppo Find 7 represents the dawn of 2K displays on smartphones. / © Oppo

The premium Find 7 features a 5.5-inch QHD display with 2,560x1,440 pixel resolution, making it a graphical masterpiece with an incredible 538 pixels per inch (or 534, depending on whose calculations you believe). The higher-end Find 7 also packs a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor beating at 2.5 GHz, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB storage with expansion up to 128 GB, a 3,000 mAh battery and a 13 MP camera with dual LED flash, like the iPhone and new HTC One. That shooter is also capable of snapping 50 MP pictures by shooting multiple shots and stiching them together. If this sounds like one heck of a new Android, you're absolutely right.

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Besides changing the face of display standards, the Find 7 has some other serious hardware too. / © Oppo
  Find 7 Find 7a (Lite)
System Android 4.3, Color OS 2.0 Android 4.3, Color OS 2.0
Display 5.5 inch, 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, 538 ppi 5.5 inch, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, 400 ppi
Processor Quad-core Snapdragon 801, 2.5 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800, 2.3 GHz
RAM 3 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 32 GB + microSD (up to 128 GB)  16 GB + microSD (up to 128 GB)
Battery 3,000 mAh, removable, VOOC-rapid charge function 2,800 mAh, removable, VOOC-rapid charge function
Camera 13 MP (rear), 5 MP (front) 13 MP (rear), 5 MP (front)
Connectivity LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0
Dimensions 152.6 x 75 x 9.2 mm 152.6 x 75 x 9.2 mm
Weight 171 g 171 g
Price, availability 599 USD (RRP), May/June 499 USD (RRP), April

The most incredible part of the story is that the Find 7 will only cost around 599 USD, which is a very good deal for a device with that spec sheet. The Galaxy S5 is outclassed by the Find 7 on a couple of hardware fronts and still costs more. Oppo, of course, being based in China, can pull these kind of specs together at a price usually reserved for the major OEMs they are competing with. Despite not making as many devices, if Oppo can keep up this kind of track record, they will likely be selling just as many Androids as the big boys in the near future.

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Will the Find 7 help Oppo eclipse some of the competition's market share? / © Oppo

Add this impressive hardware to Oppo's great relationship with CyanogenMod's Steve Kondik and you also naturally open up the Oppo franchise to modders and tweakers. We tried the Oppo N1 and liked it although as a daily driver it was a bit ridiculously sized for most, but a more suitably sized device like the Find 7 is going to capture many people's attention. If the spec sheet is too much for you too, Oppo is also releasing a Full HD version with 16 GB of storage, 2.3 GHz processor and 2,800 mAh battery along with a nicer 499 USD price tag. The lite or standard version will also have a plastic back compared to the premium model's carbon battery enclosure. Both devices run Oppo's custom Color OS based on Android 4.3 and will be available globally in mid-April.

What are your thoughts on the Find 7? Would you consider one of Oppo's latest offerings?

Via: CNET Source: Oppo

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  • sam pack Mar 19, 2014 Link to comment

    Great specs for the price indeed. I still like the htc. Pretty good specs, the best body frame & boom sound. Got a lg g2 & been waiting forever for the kit kat update. & still haven't received it yet. Unbelievable. Will be getting the new htc.

    • Well if you have the international variant the KitKat update has begun (finally), but you could probably have a new HTC One in your hands before you get the OTA!

  • Johnny Mar 19, 2014 Link to comment

    "The Galaxy S5 is outclassed by the Find 7 on a couple of hardware fronts and still costs more." Nice dig, too bad we don't know what the S5 will cost, other than speculation it will be the same as the S4 when it came out.

    • Fair call, but I'd expect the Galaxy S5 to lie between $650-750, a far cry from sub-$599. British retailers are taking pre-orders for the 16 GB version for 599 GBP. Perhaps Samsung really will try to push the price on the S5 down...but I doubt it.

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