The Chinese smartphone manufacturer that took the world by storm last year with its Find 5 and N1 has a new flagship in store for us, in the shape of the OPPO Find 7.
There are plenty of news outlets that recommend giving Chinese manufacturers a chance, and since most of these recommendations are backed by strong arguments, people should take them into consideration. The price of Android smartphones and tablets is only one of the things that should tip the balance in favor of the Chinese manufacturers. Build quality may give birth to some concerns, but in OPPO’s case, all of them are simply blown away. Find 5 and N1 both have a strong structure, a trend that will surely be followed by Find 7. On top of that, N1 came last year with a rotating 13MP double flash camera that turned video calling into a totally different experience. Wonder how the Find 7 will stack against its predecessors and its competitors?
Well, you’ll have to wait till the end of February, as recent reports suggest that OPPO will launch Find 7 at the MWC (Mobile World Congress). Given the impressive rumored specs of this Android smartphone, it would be safe to say that a lot of people are waiting to get their mittens on it.
According to one of OPPO’s recent tweets, “gloves and wet hands will not be an issue with the sensitive screen of Find 7.” Even though this doesn’t suggest that the company’s next flagship is waterproof, it still means that Find 7’s 5.5-inch QHD (1440 x 2560) display will function in all sorts of weather conditions. Besides a glove friendly screen, OPPO Find 7 is also said to feature a quad-core (even though octa-core would be the way to go now in China) Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 13 MP/5 MP cameras, 3 GB RAM, and a 4,000 mAh battery. Mind you, a mini version featuring a 5″ HD display is also rumored to be released at MWC.
As far as pricing goes, the latest reports suggest that OPPO will offer Find 7 for CNY3,598 (around $595). While not an affordable phone, it would still be able to destabilize such manufacturers as Samsung, LG or HTC. It remains to be seen what OPPO will really include in Find 7 once MWC starts in Barcelona. A lot of other great phones will be announced then, so there’ll be a lot of competition.