Oppo Find 7 confirmed; manufacturer thinking about "Google Edition" Find 5
But while Oppo did confirm on Thursday that the Find 7 is under development, the above specs are merely speculation. In fact, in a statement, the manufacturer says that no specs or designs have been finalized. Oppo did make a point of saying that the Oppo Find 7 will not be available by September as rumored.
And remember the rumored Oppo Find 5 mini that we told you about earlier this month? You can scratch it off the list. Oppo says that there will be no Find 5 mini, leaving that niche of the market to Samsung and HTC. The statement from the manufacturer said, "One article mentioned the possible release of a Find 5 Mini. Unfortunately, there are no plans to release any Find 5 Minis."
One thing that Oppo is gauging is the demand of a possible "Google Edition" Oppo Find 5. On its Google+ page, the manufacturer is asking if it should release a stock Android version of it's high-end smartphone. Similar "Google Edition" models are available for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One while one could be coming for the Sony Xperia Z. Besides offering a stock Android experience, these handsets receive Android OS updates directly from Google. That means that these models should receive the latest Android builds faster than other phones.
source: GSMArena via AndroidAuthority
1. datsyuk (Posts: 177; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
Glad to see people demanding the Google Editions. This is going to be a great thing if continued. First Nexus/Google Edition with a Snapdragon 800, sign me up :D
2. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)
I want more Google Edition!!
So that they all can get update at the same time...
3. Jason2k13 (Posts: 657; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
no thanks, nexus phones have no unique features and not everyone wants to root their phones.
4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4104; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The unique feature of Nexus phones are almost instant updates, which I'm sure many people (like myself) would appreciate.
7. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Exactly! I'll stick to Samsung firmware-based ROMs until AOSP devs come with a better alternative to Multiwindow. Also, I cannot live without Smart Stay! Yesterday at the gym, a friend of mine showed me an e-mail on his lumia 920, while I was reading the mail, the screen turned off. I was like WTF just happened?! lol
15. DeejayReact (Posts: 24; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Its called setting your screen timeout.
16. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2569; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Damn, I feel we're the same guy. I don't care for stock Android either. Way too boring in my opinion. I enjoy all the extra bells & whistles that different skins bring to Android & I don't particularly mind waiting a few months for an update to keep them. Besides, there are tons of different customizations that different skins have brought to the OS over the years that native Android eventually adopted. Clearly, Google realized the base was a little lacking.
5. moronman66 (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)
Holy crap, front facing 8 megapixel camera, plus Snapdragon 800 and a massive battery with a 1080p screen? If it's got expandable storage, I'm sold.
6. VJo003 (Posts: 335; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)
Find 5 was easily the most underrated phone at its time.
True value for money and much better than some of the over hyped Samsung and HTC phones out there.
If rumours and what Oppo 5 offered is anything to go by, Find 7 will be a true winner
8. SleepingOz (unregistered)
The Find5 comes with MIUI if I'm correct so stock android is better.
9. VJo003 (Posts: 335; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)
Find 5 has a active community & ideas generated come up as regular software update to Find users.
Plus I guess it one of the easiest phone to root
10. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
nope.it come's with their own skin over android but it is very similar to miui (which imo was best during the gingerbread days now it's just buggy as hell)
12. taikucing (unregistered)
No expandable storage?
13. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)
Oppo hardware +software performance is low I don't know why but even with snapdragon 800 it will be as fast as htc one with snapdragon 600
17. roldefol (Posts: 3124; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Now for the reality check: Oppo is a Chinese manufacturer, albeit a good one. Is the US ready for a Chinese make to compete with the best from Korea, Taiwan and Japan?
18. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2569; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Damn. This phone looks like an absolute beast. I'm amazed by the battery size. Two concerns though: even though it's a 13MP shooter on the back, I worry that it won't be as good as other flagships. Also, if it doesn't see support from a U.S. carrier (it probably won't), it may not have the requisite bands for the fastest data speeds here.
20. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4104; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The camera on the Find 5 was pretty good, I expect Oppo to only improve from it. I would also expect Oppo to keep up with the data speeds and pack in the LTE bands for the GSM carriers in the States, along with capabilities for LTE-A that will be enabled with an update. The Find 5 was one of the only unlocked phones that supported T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42 (as far as I know the only other was the Nexus 4), so I would expect they would support LTE as well.
21. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2569; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Well, that's all great news. Definitely makes it a contender in my book, although, I'll probably still be getting a Note 3 anyway.
19. Mobilephile (Posts: 84; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)
Following naming convention, it would make sense if this was a 7" display device and go head to head with Phonepad, Padphones, Nexus 7, Galaxy Mega's, etc
22. parthp125 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Find 7 with Qualcomm 800 4G LTE TDD & FDD both with 4000 Mah Battry and a sound for listening with friends and the camera as suggested would be great in India if sold at such price point as Find 5.
23. chean (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)
Have just visited a store in Nanning China and they have the display model of the OPPO FIND 7, what a great looking phone very different from the find 5, very sleek with a slightly curved back this one was in white