Chinese manufacturers of smartphones are starting to be a force to be reckoned with, and I am quite sure that in due time, some of them might even be the next Samsung or LG. Don’t laugh at this statement – I am quite sure that there were plenty of naysayers in the past that looked at Samsung when it first rolled out its mobile phones, and never really thought that it would be a world leader one day, let alone in the realm of consumer electronics. Stranger things have definitely happened in the past which could serve as a template for the future. The Oppo Find 7 has been long tipped for a debut at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, so let us take a peek at what this puppy will be able to offer.
Metal Frame: To Be Or Not To Be?
The Oppo Find 7 had experienced its fair share of leaks recently, with one of them being the much talked about metal frame. I guess going all metal seems to be quite the trend, and in the latest leaked photo, it does point to extra objects which have been placed inside within it so that the viewer will be able to get a better idea on its relative size and form factor. Check out the Pepsi can in the middle of the metal frame right above and you will get a better idea on how large it is. Of course, the screenshot does seem to depict some sort of ad, who knows?
Oppo Find 7 Display
To find a Full HD resolution display on smartphones these days is a pretty common occurrence, and so far we have rounded up “stories” that point to a 2K display (not quite the 4K display just yet which some folks are looking forward to as the next big thing for smartphones) alongside a display size which is pegged at 5.5”, which means one would end up with an amazing amount of pixel density. Should the 2K 5.5” display be a reality, they would be the second one to do so, as the Vivo Xplay 3S would be the first device to roll something like this out. There were earlier rumors going around of a 5.7” display or an even more ridiculous 7” display which would certainly send it into phablet or tablet category, but I guess those are pretty much debunked by now.
As for the 5.5″ display on the Oppo Find 7, the official Oppo Twitter account did mention that the 5.5″ display would come “with the feel of a 5″ screen device.” This can be translated as the Oppo Find 7 featuring extremely slim bezels as that would make sense, but so far, we have yet to cme across an official image, and have just rumors to hang on to. At 5.5″ in size with a 2K display (2,560 x 1,440 pixels), it would mean your eyeballs would be treated to a mouth watering 538 pixels per inch in terms of pixel density, now how about that?
Oppo Find 7 Specifications
The Oppo Find 7 is also touted to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor that has been clocked at 2.3GHz. As for its memory, the Find 7 will be able to duke it out with the best of them out there – we are looking at a very real 3GB RAM which should allow it to run just about any app without having the device slow down at all. Apart from that, there will be 16GB of internal memory, alongside a 13MP rear-facing camera as well as a 5MP camera right in front, letting you snap high definition selfies if you so desire. Other than that, 4G LTE connectivity is also said to be part of the Oppo Find 7, but that remains to be seen.
As for its battery life, it was last summer that whispers of a massive 4,000mAh battery would be thrown into the mix. 4,000mAh is some serious firepower when it comes to a smartphone’s battery life, but then again, considering the kind of processor and display size that it has, not to mention the different kinds of innards within, it might last you throughout the day just like an average smartphone with lesser hardware specifications and a far smaller capacity battery. Will it come with CyanogenMod installed right out of the box? That also remains to be seen, although we would not be surprised at all if that were to happen.
What The Future Holds
We cannot wait for MWC 2014 to come around fast enough so that we will be able to get a good hold of the Oppo Find 7 and bring you all of the confirmed hardware specifications. All of this after debunking rumors of a September 2013 release, which means there is a far higher chance of it hitting the MWC 2014 showfloor as CES 2014 had already come and gone, leaving MWC to be the next viable “big event” for a flagship device such as this to be announced. After all, this is what we live and breathe for, to debunk or confirm rumors in an easy to understand manner. Gear up for the ride of a lifetime with us at MWC 2014!
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