The Oppo Find 5 was quite the beautiful smartphone of its time. Amidst all the hype about just how good HTC’s One was, the Find 5, a smartphone a little known company managed to sneak in and spoil the party for the folks from Taiwan. It even overshadowed all other Android-based devices from other notable Chinese companies like Huawei and Lenovo. And now Oppo has announced through a post on Chinese social site Weibo that the Find 7 is on the way. There’s no specific date but that ‘coming soon’ tag is sure to get any soul that appreciates every OEM that does Android some justice happy since after all Oppo is now a brand name associated with well designed quality devices that don’t compromise on either the hardware or the software (the company does not shy away from slapping a premium price on a device with all the high end specs you expected and quality that is to die for).
The Oppo N1 made headlines for being the first smartphone running a forked version of Android out of the box when it shipped running CyanogenMod. That just tells you to what lengths Oppo will go to give the user complete control over their phone. Talking of innovation, the N1’s hinged rotating camera at the top of the device is something we’ve never seen before on a smartphone. Such a background sets the stage for an interesting release when the Find 7 is finally ready for our prying eyes. Rumoured to pack a 2560 x 1440 resolution display powered by the latest chipset from Qualcomm, the quad-core Snapdragon 805 and 3 GB of RAM, this device will be the one to beat come 2014. A 13 megapixel shooter is said to be in the mix as is a “Huawei-sque” 5 megapixel front facing camera. Support for LTE means that the device will likely be available in more countries than the Find 5. The Oppo N1 just started shipping to customers in Europe so you can be sure Oppo will reach out to even more markets with the Find 7. A 4000mAh battery is rumoured to be part of the package too.
Rumours (also leaked on Weibo) that it will be packing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 SoC can give us a hint as to when we can expect to see the device. Qualcomm just announced the new chipset and will officially launch it sometime in 2014, possibly at CES. That puts the Find 7’s launch to be somewhere in the first half of 2014with MWC 2014 being a strong favourite even though Oppo is not known for hyping its products with flashy launches save for a couple of YouTube videos in the run up to the announcement. It lets its devices speak for themselves and this they have done over and over again till everyone has taken. You can only imagine how far they can go if they go ballistic in their marketing like everyone else.
Oppo is not secretive about its plans to release the Find 7 opting to tease it on Twitter in a tweet to celebrate the Find 5’s first anniversary.
Via PhoneArena, Twitter