True to their word, Oppo today launched their latest flagship smartphone, the Oppo Find 7, and this is probably the first time we’ve ever said this, but surprisingly, the rumours about it were true. As Oppo alluded to, there will be two versions of the Find 7, both with a 5,5-inch screen. The lesser of the two models will have a Snapdragon 800 (2.3GHz) processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 2,800mAh battery and 1080p display which will retail for $499. The more hardcore Find 7 will instead have the newer Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 3,000mAh battery and the vaunted 2560×1440 (2K) resolution display. That isn’t even the good news yet…
Prior to today’s announcement, we were getting some mixed messages about what the Oppo Find 7’s camera would be like; rumours repeatedly suggested the device would have a 13MP camera however photos from the device kept leaking out that could only have been taken with a 50MP camera. Well, you’ll be pleased to know that both these suggestions were true: the Find 7 will indeed only have a 13MP camera, however through the magic of Pure Image 2.0, Oppo’s new image signal processor, the Find 7 will be able to create fantastic 50MP photos (see here for some of the giant leaked photos). It will be able to do this by rapidly taking 10 consecutive photos, then combining the “best” four photos to create the full 50MP image; take that Nokia Lumia 1020!
The camera will also be able to record videos in 4K resolution (30fps), slow motion videos (100fps) and 32 second long exposure photos. Perhaps most interesting for those of the selfie-persuasion, the front facing camera will be a 5MP affair with an aperture of f/2.0; for those looking for a comparison, the iPhone 5S rear camera has an aperture of f/2.2.
While the Find 7 is definitely an incredibly interesting device, unfortunately it will only be shipping with Android 4.3. The lower-powered Find 7, also known as the Find 7a, will be available sometime in mid April and the more powerful Find 7 will become available in May or June, presumably for sale globally.
What do you think about the Oppo Find 7? Are you considering getting one? Let us know what you think in the comments.