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.
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
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.