Oppo announces Find 7, Android smartphone with ability to capture 50 megapixel images

Many of us thought the specs game was about played out, but Oppo just revealed a device that trumps everything else on the market. And it's not just the impressive 50 megapixel image capture.

Oppo announces Find 7, Android smartphone with ability to capture 50 megapixel images

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.

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