While the Oppo Find 7 is clearly the focus of Oppo’s attention right now, we’re sure that they have something else in the works as well. The Chinese manufacturer has gone from being a curious Chinese OEM to almost a top-tier manufacturer worldwide, certainly they need to work out their distribution channels a lot better but, their name is known all over the place in the Android community. So, the Find 7 has been confirmed and teased by Oppo as coming soon but, what about a “mini” smartphone? They’re all the rage these days, Samsung, HTC and Motorola to an extent offer “smaller” devices on a budget.
Well, while the R827 may or may not be the Oppo Find 5 Mini, it’s a very real device and has already been approved by the TENAA the Chinese FCC equivalent, and it looks like it’s going to be a budget device from Oppo. As Unwired View is thinking, the Find 5 Mini could ship with a 4.7-inch 960 x 540 display, a quad-core MT6589 from MediaTek, 1GB of RAM and the usual 8MP camera and connectivity options. However, Oppo have been down the budget route a couple of times before now, with the R833T being the latest and we can’t help but think this is going to be something different entirely.
Another budget option from Oppo would make a lot of sense but, not with the ageing MT6589 in it, instead we’d suspect Oppo to build a device with the Snapdragon 410 in it, chiefly because of the 4G support. 4G LTE has only just been switched on in China and currently, none of the budget options support such speeds. If Oppo were to introduce another budget device, we can’t help but think they’d do so to capture the new 4G market that’s certainly going to take off as we head into 2014. No matter what though, Oppo is very busy and 2014 doesn’t look like a year of slowing down for the company.