Chinese phone maker Oppo today joined the ranks of Vivo in releasing a smartphone with a 2K (often called a QHD, WQHD, or Quad HD) display. At the launch event in Beijing, Oppo unveiled the 5.5-inch Find 7 which will come in two variants.
The Find 7 (the more premium model) packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.5GHz processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, microSD expansion up to 128GB, 3,000mAh battery and a 2K (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) display.
The Find 7a, also known as Find 7 Lite in China, runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.3GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD expansion up to 128GB, 2,800mAh battery and a Full-HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) display.
Both variants have Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to reinforce the displays, support 4G LTE connectivity (dependent on markets), ship with ColorOS 1.2 based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and come with VOOC technology that charges the battery to 75% in 30 minutes.
The most interesting feature of the Find 7 is its 13-megapixel Sony IMX214 CMOS rear camera. Supported by Oppo's latest image signal processor, the Pure Image 2.0 and a "Super Zoom" software feature, the 13-megapixel camera of the Find 7 is able to take 10 consecutive shots quickly and automatically selects four best shots to combine into a 50-megapixel photo.
The file size of the 50-megapixel photo is about 10MB. Other imaging capabilities include 4K video recording, 720p slow-motion recording at 120fps, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It will be interesting to see how the image quality compares against the 41-megapixel PureView camera of the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the 20.7-megapixel G lens camera of the Sony Xperia Z2.
Oppo will be selling the Find 7a tomorrow in China for US$499 while the US$599 Find 7 is due for release in May or June. We've reached out to Oppo Singapore on the pricing and availability of the devices and will update this section when we have the information.