Confirmed: Oppo Find 7 will carry a 2K display – begun, the spec wars have


Oppo Find 7

The last we heard from under-the-radar smartphone maker Oppo, they were teasing the followup to their stellar Oppo Find 5 with the upcoming Oppo Find 7. Like any good teaser, there was zero information given as far as spec sheet (or software) the device would be running. Today, Oppo has finally revealed at least one component that will make up the Find 7 — a 2K (2560×1440) display.

Tooting their horn a bit on Twitter, they remind consumers they were first to market with a 5-inch 1080p smartphone (this was right around the time as the HTC Droid DNA) which is still — to this very day — one of the finest displays we have ever laid our eyes upon.

As it stands, expectations are running high. Rumors suggest the Oppo Find 7 could be powered by a Snapdragon 805 SoC, carry 3GB of RAM and run off a generous 4,000mAh battery. Sounds too good to be true. We’ll keep an eye out.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I’m over the spec war… It’s a just a pissing contest at this point

    1. True, but the consumer still wins at the end. With the spec wars, comes an advancement of technology. It’s bound to happen, and smartphones is just a piece of technology that has been developing the fastest.

      1. No, the consumer does not win at all. They’re being lured into buying utter nonsense products. Like buying Veyrons for a city that has a 10mph speed limits. Sure it’s comfy and neat to have, but there’s absolutely no point in it whatsoever. The extra resolution has no uses since no app is optimised for it.
        Only one who wins is the manufacturer’s marketing exec, laughing all the way to the bank.

        1. That’s a bold statement. The display is just a plus, for a person who looks at their phone at least 50 times a day. The processor and gpu is what i hunt for. I emulate on my phone and it needs power. It’s no different than upgrading your pc. I see no reason to hold on to the past.

          1. The amount of pixels doesn’t make it better, of superior quality or give anything useful for the consumer. Android apps can’t even properly take advantage of fullHD resolutions yet, just like there’s almost no use for 4K yet, even on TV’s or monitors. Software and the “infrastructure” for that kinda resolutions is still horribly lacking.

            Manufacturers just want to sell more, no matter the advantages or lack there of. It’s nothing new.
            Please, tell me one advantage of 2k over fullhd on a 5″ device?

  2. It’ll be interesting to see if that pixel density will make a difference over 1080p (@ around 5″). I didn’t think 1080p would over 720p, but I was wrong. It’s definitely crisper. I think it’s getting a little ridiculous now though.

    1. I think there will be just as good of an improvement as on a TV, pixel density relys on how far you view the display. A smaller display obviously needs more pixels then a bigger display because of the viewing distance. 4K TV’s, Im pretty sure have a pixel density of like around 120 or something, on a TV that your watching from 10 feet away it’s going to look extremely sharp, but on a Smartphone or Tablet 120 dpi would look horrible do to looking at the display from like 1-2 feet from your face. This is why the Nexus 7 can have a pixel density of 323 and be considered 1080p, while on a 4.8 in smartphone it would only be classified as 720p. Point being if there is a difference between 1080p and 2k or 4k on a 80 inch TV why can’t there be a difference on a Smartphone or tablet, all that is changing is needing more pixels to compensate for viewing distance and screensize.

      1. The pixel density doesn’t define whether it’s a 1080p or 720p display, it’s the resolution. A 1920×1080 resolution would be 1080p regardless of whether it was packed into a 5-inch screen or a 40-inch screen.

        1. 323 dpi on a 7 in screen equals 1920×1080, 326 dpi on a 4 in screen equals a resolution of 1136×640 on a iPhone, for an iPhone at a 4 in display to have 1920×1080 it would have to have a dpi of 550.73

  3. How will battery life fare with a display like that?

    1. I wouldn’t worry if it has 4,000mah

  4. Time to sell the Nexus 5.

  5. I’d rather have LG’s “Knock knock screen on” and/or the Moto X’s “Always Listening” features in my next phone than a 2K or 4K display. Seriously.

    (I want my Note 4 to lose the home button for a smaller bezel, but be able to double-tap on the screen to turn it on when the power button isn’t conveniently reachable, and I want to be able to bark orders (without screaming) at my phone when the screen’s off, both of which require h/w + s/w integration (for battery savings))

    There really isn’t other spec bump I’m excited about in the next 12 months… except the above, and maybe 64GB internal as standard.

    A 64GB Moto X “Large” (with knockknock) Google Edition would probably be enough to get me to drop my Samsung habit, even if *gasp* it didn’t have an easily replaceable battery (but you could still replace it with a spudger).

    1. For a 7″ device, I’m up for 2K. For a 5″ device, might be too much. 5″ 1080p = 441 ppi, 7″ 2K = 420 ppi. It’s hard to keep this ppi going much bigger in screen size and there isn’t much point as when the device gets much bigger, you are going to be viewing it further away. But being focus limited myself, I’d view the 5″ and 7″ the same, from about 10-12″. I have compared the Samsung Note II and the LG Gpro and I can tell the difference at that distance.

      Bring on the spec war I say.

    2. LoL!! That gasp.

      Though I like your thinking. It’s time for a software overhaul. Manufactures need to make everything open source. This way the only difference would be the design of the phone.

      That’s all I usually go by nowadays. Since I root, kernels and mods can give me the features I want. That’s why I don’t care too much about added stuff in certain phones.

  6. Chris, was it the authors intention for the reader to read the latter part of the title in a Yoda voice? Or am I that nerdy that I did it anyway?

  7. lol. I already need reading glasses with my N5. Don’t think 2K will mean much to me. I would like a 15″ screen though. jk…maybe.

    1. Calm down.

      I’m imagining carrying my laptop screen. LoL!!

  8. Oppo would be silly to use the “Find 2k” like they have on that promo pic. Curren full HD phones are already 2k, 1920(2k)x1080p. So any company that decides to release a phone next year with a 1920×1080 resolution, can rightfully so put a 2K label on their phone. They won’t even have to increase the resolution to call their displays 2k.

    1. 1920×1080 is not 2k at all.

      1. Yes it is….. 2k refers to the horizontal resolution only, that is what 2k is…. 1920×1080 is 2k. Why? because the horizontal resolution is 1920 which is 2k = 2,000 lines rounded out. 1080p refers to the vertical resolution.

        Just like 4k is 3840 x 2160. Why? Because the horizontal resolution is 3840, rounded out to 4,000 lines and the vertical resolution is 2160p.

        So yes, 1920×1080 is completely 2k.

        1. My mistake, but thats only in the highest end 1080p from what I’ve read.

          1. No problem. Actually, it’s the standard of every 1080p display. The main thing is that before, manufactures only focused on the vertical resolution, that’s why everything was referred to 480i/720p/1080p….. But now, they are focusing on the horizontal resolution with the introduction of the Ultra HD TV’s. So instead of calling them 2160p, they label them as 4k……. But our current 1080p HDTV’s and 1080p phones like the Galaxy S4, HTC One, Note 3 etc, they are all 2k… Because 2k is the standard of 1080p.

  9. How about launching the spec war in regards to the damn battery

    1. Why want larger batteries? That’s not fixing the issue. It would be better if the technology can advance to something better. But it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen anytime soon. =.[

  10. I’m surprised people are complaining about companies pushing technology forward. The whole idea that this causes consumers to pay more is ridiculous. Prices are going to rise regardless. That’s just the way it is. As far as battery performance with this screen resolution, we’ll just have to wait and see. The Note 3 battery last longer than many smaller lower powered phones. So I’ll hold off judgment until real world test are done. I’m all for the spec war!!

    1. They will continue to say certain things are useless and we will never need it. I remember when I first got the HTC HD2. EVERYONE was all like “That’s a large phone. I’m so stupid for getting a ridiculously large phone”. That phone had a 4.3 inch screen. LoL!!

      I usually just ignore ANY review that talks about “useless” software increases. I accept 2K resolution. IDC if I can’t see it. I can barely tell the difference between 30FPS and 60FPS unless I see the migration right in my face.

    2. Those ppl are clowns. If we follow their logic then we still be using nokia 3310s and all that.

  11. Is there a reason Android can’t change the resolution on the fly? Is there a particular reason for that? Even if the phone has to reboot, I wouldn’t mind the ability. a 720p screen is fine by me.

    1. LCD screens have one resolution, it can’t be changed. You could have the GPU render at 720p and scale it to 2K, but I don’t see why you’d want that, it wouldn’t save much battery since the screen is still at the higher resolution.

      1. Huh…? I see… Ima go do some reading about that then. Because aren’t there LCD computer monitors? Or are they all LED?


        1. There’s both for computers, although LED (which is a type of LCD) is taking over. LCD and LED monitors also have a “native” resolution… if the video card outputs any other resolution, the monitor just scales that to its native resolution.

  12. And will be the first Oppo phone with VZW LTE radios right? I wish we could have an Oppo LTE phone.

  13. Guaranteed that the galaxy s 5 will have one as well. Samsung doesnt lose when it comes to specs.

  14. 2560 by 1600 is more than 2k…it’s 2.56k…this is a tech site, they should know better.

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