Oppo Find 7 is official; QHD display and 50 MP photos all in


We’ve heard and expected so much in the run up to today’s unveiling of Oppo’s latest flagship, the Find 7. We’ve not been disappointed. The Oppo Find 7 is all that we expected it to be. A looker. Check. Beastly specifications. Check.

Oppo Find 7 is not the first smartphone in the world to pack a QHD display as many may be pointing out. That honour goes to the Vivo Xplay 3S made by Oppo’s sister company Vivo. The 5.5 inch 2560 x 1440 pixel display is the centre of attraction of a device that has a Sony made 13 megapixel shooter that can take 720p slow-motion videos at 120fps and capable of 4K video recording as well at 60fps. The camera’s Super Zoom technology is what had gotten us excited earlier on with the possibility of a 50 megapixel camera. What Super Zoom does is have the camera take upto 10 images and merge them into a single 50 megapixel photo. Still, it is the world’s first device to be able to take 50 MP photos. This is brilliant bearing in mind they did not have to fiddle with a huge sensor just so that they can add the capability to take photos with more pixels like others have been doing.

Back to the display, it has Super Screen 2.0 that pushes the pixel boundaries to peak in at 538 ppi. Never mind, your eye will never make out any pixel. In addition, Oppo says that the Gorilla Glass 3 protected display device can be operated with wet hands.

The Oppo Find 7 will be available in two flavours (lite and premium) as had been previously announced by Oppo.

Here’s a quick run down of the specs:

  • Measurement: 152.6 x 75 x 9.2 mm. The premium Find 7 is a bit heavier (173g) than the lite Find 7 (170g)
  • Display: 5.5 inch QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) display protected by Gorilla Glass 3 for the premium Find 7. The lite Find 7 has a 1080p display at 5.5 inches still.
  • Processor: Quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip clocked at 2.3GHz for the Lite Find 7 and a Snapdragon 801 chip with another quad-core Krait CPU clocked at 2.5 GHz for the premium Find 7.
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM for the Lite Find 7 and 3 GB RAM for the premium Find 7. The lite Find 7 has 16 GB internal storage while its highly endowed sibling has 32 GB for internal storage. Both are expandable to 128 GB via a microSD card.
  • Camera: 13 MP shooter with dual-LED flash and a 5 MP camera on the front
  • OS: Android 4.3 with Oppo’s popular Color OS (version 1.2) on top.
  • Battery: 2800 mAh for lite Find 7 and 3000 mAh for premium Find 7
  • Colours: Black, white
  • Others: micro-SIM slot, LTE, MaxxAudio and Dirac HD audio enhancement for super audio quality, rapid charging/multi-step constant current charging tech (to get your battery at 75% in just half an hours time up from nothing).

The standard/lite version of the Find 7 will be available from April at a $499 while the premium Find 7 will come a month later priced at $599.

Oppo also announced a smart wristband called O-Band which will, besides acting as your alarm, track your sleeping patterns and fitness data and also remind you of any notifications you may have missed.

Here’s to the most exciting smartphone we’ve seen so far!