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Oppo Find 5 to Start Shipping January 25th in China; U.S. and Europe to Follow

January 15, 2013 - Written By Tom Dawson

This year is certainly shaping up to be the year of 1080p Full HD display in smartphones – at least for the high-end – and one of the first devices to introduce us to 1080p in a smartphone was the Find 5 from Oppo. A Chinese company that aren’t very well-known outside of China but, they seem to have a good product on their hands and it’s said to be launching very soon. The Find 5 is also supposed to be fairly well-priced and judging by the $485 price-tag for the 16GB model it seems to be holding up to that promise. For those who don’t remember the Oppo Find 5 announcement, take a look at the specs below:

  • 5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) – IPS Display with 441 PPI density
  • Qualcomm APQ8064 quad-core 1.5GHz – that’s quad-core Cortex A15
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of Storage
  • 13MP rear-facing camera – capable of HDR capturing – capable of 120fps video recording, f/2.2 Aperture
  • 1.9MP front-facing camera
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi – including 5Ghz support
  • 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • WiFi Direct
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • DIRAC HD Sound Chip – to rival Beats Audio
  • 2500 mAh battery
  • Supports: UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/HSPA+42 (850, 1700, 1900, 2100MHz), GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

The Find 5 goes up for pre-order on January 15th for 2,998 Yuan ($485) for the 16GB model and will ship come January 29th. There’s no word on pricing for the 32GB model in China so, perhaps Oppo are looking to test the waters before they go all out? The Find 5 is coming to the U.S. as they’ve promised before and while the device has no LTE onboard – like another smartphone we know and love – there is support for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network so, you should be able to get some pretty speedy downloads, depending on your coverage, of course.

Is releasing the device at retail enough though? It’s unclear as to whether or not Oppo will have any plans to market the device in the States at all and we wouldn’t be surprised if we didn’t hear any more than a retail page going up. Price wise though, this is not too bad a deal, considering the Xperia Z is shaping up to be pretty expensive.

[Source: Engadget]