Hold on to your hats, gentlemen, ladies, and Nokia workers, because Oppo published the mother of all sample photos! This 8160x6120, 9.7MB photograph comes straight from the Chinese manufacturer's Weibo account, and it's likely taken with the Oppo Find 7. It must be the Find 7, because there is no smartphone out there whose camera sensor can match the 50 megapixels of resolution we have here.
50MP! It seems that Oppo will be throwing the glove at everyone with its latest phone, which will feature a ginormous camera sensor in addition to a QHD display, Snapdragon 801 CPU, and other premium specs.
However, none of the alleged photos of the Find 7 that we've seen so far shows a bulge on its back that would indicate such a huge sensor. We've come up with three theories. The first is that all those photos of the phone are as fake as the medical notes you used to skip gym class.
The second is that the 50MP photo itself is artificially enlarged. The third is that those MEMS camera modules, which Oppo bought by the buckets last year, make the miracle of fitting a 50MP/f2.0 camera into a slim shell a possibility. But is the 33% reduction in footprint allowed by the innovative technology enough for such a feat of engineering?
Our questions will be answered come March 19th. Meanwhile, feel free to take a look at the photo, unless you're on a 56k modem. Although the level of detail at full zoom and color processing leave something to be desired, the zooming depth is quite a sight to behold.