Oppo Find 7 confirmed; manufacturer thinking about "Google Edition" Find 5

Oppo Find 7 confirmed; manufacturer thinking about
The other day, we told you about a rumored Oppo Find 7 which would feature a 5 inch 1080 x 1920 screen and be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. While 2GB of RAM would be inside, a whopping 4000mAh battery would keep the lights on all day. With a 13MP shooter on back, the front-facing camera would weigh in at a rather hefty 8MP.

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

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Find 5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2500 mAh

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22 Comments

1. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 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... Eliminate fragmentation!!! Yes!!

3. Jason2k13

Posts: 1440; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

no thanks, nexus phones have no unique features and not everyone wants to root their phones.

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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: 40; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Its called setting your screen timeout.

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

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: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 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: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 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: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 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: Nov 05, 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)

11. GeekMovement unregistered

Just bring it to the states x.x

12. taikucing unregistered

No expandable storage?

13. Kevinphantom

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 17, 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: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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 unregistered

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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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 unregistered

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: 164; Member since: Nov 25, 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: Jul 11, 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: Feb 01, 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

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