Oppo Find 7 announced as world’s first phone that can take 50MP photos

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Oppo is jumping ahead of the curve today with the announcement of their latest flagship handset. It’s the Oppo Find 7, and it’s being billed as the world’s first phone sporting a camera sensor that can take 50 megapixel photos.

Oppo Find 7 Camera details

The sensor itself isn’t 50 megapixels — it’s actually Sony’s 13 megapixel Exmor IMX214. So how did Oppo achieve the feat? The Find 7 does this with a new image processing feature called Pure Image 2.0, which makes the image chip fast enough to take 10 photos in really quick succession.

The phone then automatically selects 4 of the best images and pieces them together to produce a photo that packs in a lot of pixels. 100% crop samples of the photos (courtesy) indeed prove that the camera produces shots which retain a very impressive level of detail, even for objects that are far away.

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And that’s just the start of it. The camera also features 4K HD video recording, 100 frames per second recording for slow motion video, an HDR mode, the ability to shoot in RAW, the ability to shoot video directly to GIF format, and the ability to set exposure to up to 32 seconds. Wowza. We’re not saying this thing could produce DSLR-level photos, but you don’t get features like that in typical smartphones.

Other Oppo Find 7 specs

So how about the rest of the phone? It’s equally impressive in all the right areas, with a spec sheet daring to rival any top smartphone on the market today. Note that there are both standard and premium versions of the device. The standard specs will be listed below, with the premium equivalent in parentheses. Here’s the quick list:

  • 5.5-inch 1080p display (2560 x 1440 premium)
  • Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor (Snapdragon 801 with Adreno 330 graphics premium)
  • 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage premium)
  • 3,00mAh removable battery with VOOC Fast Charging technology — charges up to 75% in 30 minutes
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash; 5.0 megapixel front camera
  • GPS w/ GLONASS, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • 152.6 x 75 x 9.2 mm, 171 g

Sitting on top of Android 4.3 is Oppo’s Color OS 1.2, which features decent customization and some interesting gestures for doing things like launching camera, weather and other favorite apps. It’s largely the same as Color OS on the Oppo N1, which you can read more about in our Oppo N1 review.

Oppo Find 7 availability

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There’s no way you can’t want this thing by now, but how can you get it? Well, you can probably rule out the possibility of your carrier offering one, though Oppo will be selling these direct to consumers online starting mid-April (add a month or two for the premium version).

Those in China can find them in local shops starting tomorrow, and it will be available in White and Midnight Black.

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  • V2THE1

    I thought the battery wasn’t removable. Is the information above correct?

  • Daniel

    Me gusta!

  • Chimphappyhour

    Hmm, I’m interested in seeing how their files look coming off of that 13MP Sony sensor. I’d like to see if they do a better job of interpreting the data off the sensor than Sony does.

  • Joshua Simpson

    This sounds frightfully similar to the OnePlus… I hope they’re not doing a joint effort here, ’cause even though this thing is quite amazing, it fails to amaze me somehow. : /

  • Jesse James

    Cool software trick but regardless of how fast the sensor is, you will still have to be perfectly still if you want to get a decent 50mp pic or use a tripod.

  • Daniel Holmstock

    4.3 jelly bean – really?

    • Masson Liang

      Exactly. Color OS/4.3 is a huge turn off for me.

      Kit Kat is 6 months old, there’s no reason for a super flagship released in 2014 to be running 4.3.

      • max

        well, they released a cyanogen phone recently and you can probably get that into this thing too.

    • Henri Weich Conradie

      Calm down. So it’s a small iteration behind in the OS. Not the end of the world but disappointing, I agree.

      • Daniel Holmstock

        I wish people WOULD stop SAYING “CALM DOWN” as if this is some kind of panic – the comment was a short form just wondering WHY they would use an OLD OS when kit kat has been available for 6 months -

  • domatau

    Too bad premium version gets the 3gb ram. I could do without the higher res screen

  • Anthony McKay

    I’m definitely on the fence about this phone.. I really like the design and other specs. Esp the bigger battery! I love my nexus 5 and will continue to use it but I want to try this bad boy out!

  • J Cav the Great

    that Premium tho.

    • Henri Weich Conradie

      She fine.

  • irishrally

    Needs to launch with Kit Kat

  • Jarvis

    This thing is bigger than the note 3:(..The Galaxy Note 3 comes with 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm dimensions and weighs 168 g.

  • BronzeLincolns

    okay….how much?

  • lolwut

    Any word on Cyanogenmod availability?

  • VersedNJ

    LTE support?

    • Henri Weich Conradie

      N/A

  • Phaz0n

    Oh wow! A 3,00mAh removable battery?! Now wonder it charges so fast ;)