Droid-baiting, 1080p, quad-core Oppo Find 5 smartphone made official

Oppo Find 5 FrontAfter many months of teasing, the Oppo Find 5 has finally been made official at a special event held in Beijing. The device’s debut follows the appearance of a website offering the phone for sale in the U.S., although it’s still not clear whether this is an Oppo-sanctioned release.

Oppo made a name for itself recently with the Oppo Finder, which bagged the title of world’s thinnest smartphone, measuring a ridiculous 6.65mm thick. The Find 5 is one of the first state-of-the-art phones with a 1080p resolution screen, but it cannot claim any titles this time, having been beaten to stores by several devices including the Droid DNA. Early reports did say the Find 5 would still be super-slim though, potentially measuring less than 7mm thick, but Oppo hasn’t provided any dimensions or the weight of the Find 5 to confirm its stats yet.

The Find 5’s spec is quite similar to the Droid DNA, as its 5-inch display has the same 1920 x 1080 pixel count and 441ppi pixel density, plus the 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chip is identical too. There’s also 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It’s not all the same though, as Oppo has given the Find 5 a very special 13-megapixel primary camera and equipped it with some interesting software features too.

Oppo Find 5 Rear

The press release calls it, “the most advanced 1/3.06-type sensor available,” and talks of its f2.2 aperture and four layer coating. It’s also said to be the first smartphone to use hardware supported HDR stills and video recording, plus it has a burst mode that shoots 100 stills in five seconds and 1080p video recording at up to 120 frames per second.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been selected as its operating system, plus there’s everything from DLNA connectivity, NFC and Wi-Fi Direct to a 1.9-megapixel video call lens and Dolby 3D surround sound onboard too. There’s no denying Oppo has gone all out to provide the Find 5 with a truly exciting spec sheet. Oppo has even managed to squeeze in a 2500mAh battery too.

It’s not all good news though, as like the Droid DNA there’s no microSD card slot to increase the phone’s storage capacity. It’s also strictly a 3G HSPA+ device with no 4G LTE support. Oppo says it will release the Find 5 in selected markets early next year, but doesn’t go as far as to say exactly which ones. According to the aforementioned U.S. website, it’ll be priced at $499 SIM-free.

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