New Oppo Find 9 image gives another wishful glimpse at the phone that never was

New Oppo Find 9 image gives another wishful glimpse at the phone that never was
We first wrote about the Oppo Find 9 in early 2015. The Oppo Find 7 came out a year before that, and a lot has happened since then. Apple made big-screen phones. BlackBerry turned a profit. Cars started driving themselves. DiCaprio won an Oscar. But Oppo keeps not releasing the Find 9. We actually considered bluffing its announcement as our April Fools piece this year, but we didn't want to hurt those that still care.

While Oppo, China's second largest phone maker, pretends its Find line never existed, Weibo users keep the Find 9 legend alive by sporadically sharing rendered images and alleged 'leaks' of dubious credibility. All of them look just 'real' enough to keep us riding on a train that hasn't been going anywhere for over two years now.


So here's the Find 9's latest "incarnation" – beautiful, edgeless, and probably never to be seen in real life. Although the design language does look the part of a cutting-edge Oppo phone, nobody has any idea what the Find 9 really looks like, or if it's being worked on at all. It's all part of its mystic appeal, and the reason why we keep posting about it in the first place.

The smartphone industry, famous for churning out new models like clockwork every year, doesn't have another story like this. We need it, because it's a healthy reminder that there's always chaos amidst order, and the two will never last without the other. The Find 9 is worthy of a Scorsese documentary! Does anyone around here have Martin's number?

PERUSE THE OPPO FIND 9 ARCHIVES


source: Weibo via Android Headlines

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5 Comments

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Was there a problem with the Bixby button that caused the phone to turn green and and expand in size, and also uttered that Elvis is still alive?

2. Takeharu

Posts: 285; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

The Find 5 was the best phone I've ever owned. At the time I couldn't wait to upgrade to the Find 9 but it never came :(

3. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Felt the same way. Gorgeous phone with a great camera and awesome screen. I bought the find 7 but the design wasn't as nice.

5. Takeharu

Posts: 285; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Skipped the Find 7 for the LG G3 though as it was simply the better phone for me at the time because the G3 was significantly smaller with a similar screen size and the specs were identical as well. If the Find 9 does ever see the light of day I'll probably buy it in a heartbeat even though Oppo changed way too much since their Find days.

4. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Oppo find 9 and MS Surface phone have similarities.....

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