Every spring I look around at the new line of smartphones and try to figure out one that is best for me. This year I am seriously considering one from Oppo, which wasn't even on my radar last year.
Today, Oppo announced their new Oppo Find 7 that packs some of the highest specs ever seen on a smartphone, including a 13-megapixel camera capable of turning out 50-megapixel images.
Oppo uses software to stitch together images captured in a series to create the 50 megapixel result. In contrast, the Nokia Lumia 1020 actually captures a 41 megapixel image and then uses oversampling to give you high quality images that you can use in a number of different ways. I am very interested in seeing how these two compare.
CNET posted the first look video below and as you can see, the Find 7 looks to be a competitive Android smartphone. Engadget also posted a rather extensive hands-on of the Find 7.
The Oppo Find 7 is launching in China with availability elsewhere starting next month. We see the following specs for the Find 7:
- A 5.5-inch quad HD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz processor
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB storage with microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB more external storage
- 3,000 mAh battery
- Android 4.3 with their custom ColorOS
As you can see in the spec list above, the display, processor, and RAM are all as high as we have ever seen on a smartphone. Combined with the 50-megapixel capable camera, the Find 7 looks like a real winner. The Find 7 is a SIM-unlocked GSM device with a price of just $599.
Oppo will also offer a version with lower specs, including a 1,920 x 1,080 pixels display, 16GB storage, 2.3 GHz processor, and 2,800 mAh battery. The Find 7a is priced $100 less, coming in at $499.