Oppo to join the Windows Phone family

Well, it took a little longer than we would've liked, but the first signs that Oppo is serious on following through on its Windows Phone ambition have finally materialized into something a tad more official, compared to the leaky nature of how we usually come across such information – Oppo's Social Marketing Director, Li Ming, has posted several mock-ups of the Oppo Find 5 running Windows Phone on Sina Weibo (the Chinese Twitter equivalent), and for what it counts, we think it looks absolutely delicious.

Moreover, Li confirmed previous information claiming that an internal version of Windows Phone already has support for 1080p resolution, and can we get a 'Hallelujah'.

Known for their sleek design cues, Oppo's smartphones are no mere barbies. In fact, the currently under development Find 7, rumored to launch sometime this fall, is said to pack some darn impressive internals. This has the potential for an eventually interesting turn of events – could we see the first Windows Phone to flex some serious hardware muscle arrive from China? Because, relevant to performance or not, specs sheets remain an important consideration for many when buying a smartphone. But, alas, we digress.

Speculations aside, and before you disregard this as a China-only type deal, we remind you that Oppo has been somewhat ambitious in its reach in the past. Whether that means that the OEM's Windows Phone will, after all, reach its counterparts from the US and Europe is, of course, yet unknown.

Source: Sina Weibo via WMPowerUser

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27 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Even Oppo is joining the Windows Phone family! Sony, Y U NO JOIN WINDOWS PHONE? By the way, that phone looks damn nice!

5. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Sony (Playstation) --- Microsoft (Xbox) ... neverending fight

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hahaha yeah, I almost forgot about it! :)

8. Shaznek

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

Still Sony makes Windows laptops and PCs.

9. rassouli5 unregistered

But let's not forget that Microsoft and Sony do a GREAT job on tablets and laptops. If Sony produced Windows Phone devices, it would be my first choice! But Playstation RULES!!! :D

15. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Because WP8 has only a 3% marketshare most companies/app makers are ignoring it. The reason they are ignoring it is because they will make much more $ focusing their resources on Android/IOS apps and Android based phones.

16. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Fight ?? massacre maybe...PS2 killed the Xbox....PS3 at the end killed the 360...and the PS4 will destroy the One xD

27. cameogt

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Google (Android) --- Microsoft (Windowsphone) ... neverending fight too.

2. HASHTAG unregistered

Dang, that looks nice!

3. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

That phone looking better with Windows phone.

4. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

@xperiadroid because Sony =playstation. And WP has Xbox live.

6. AkoSiMio

Posts: 9; Member since: May 24, 2013

Very true!

12. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

So does Windows 8... and Sony makes W8 laptops

10. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Nice looking phone. Nokia could get some design competition from these guys.

11. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Excellent addition to the Windows Phone family, their Android phones are top notch.

13. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

I hope that Oppo finds their way to the U.S. love there phone designs.

17. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The international version of the Oppo Find works on Tmobiles 4g.

14. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

This won't sell well: cause consumers all over the world think that only Nokia sells WP. This will be great news if the public only buys Nokia Wp, and no other. Phone makers and Oems should all consentrate on " The one and only Android™ " Leave WP to Nokia! And who buys WP nowadays....! ®

18. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

What can a WP8 phone do that an Android phone can't is the real question.

21. cam-whore

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

you're right, leave wp to nokia, unless you make quality hardware. But if you're a cheap Chinese oem cmpany, go for android, it's free, and cheap...the "one and only android", the only only one with lags and bugs, sometimes even explodes n your pants...

22. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Well it's way much better than having no apps and games and very late updates. Lag very rarely can be considered. But Jellybean doez not lag. My NokiaWp8 has hardly any apps and games, nor Root, no Roms, no Jailbreak! This is way much worser than iOs.... Even iOs and Android is much better. WP8 Really. S U C K S ®

23. yahoo29

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Trolling again, Games for WP8 is optimize so it will not lag yeah it will lag only on HD games if WP store have HD games.

24. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Saying that Android doesn't lag even with 4.xx and a quad core processor is naïve..

26. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Nexus 4, galaxy s4 and HTC One running pure android do not lag unless you install bloatware. Ever. Nexus 4 is the best bang for buck especially if your going to install a custom rom on it.

19. Dastrix unregistered

Yaya! Good news! Bring it on Oppo!

20. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Yes I agree, that is a delicious looking phone...

25. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Looks nice but Lumias are best.

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