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Oppo’s Find 7 Now Official; Complete With 50MP Camera and Quad HD Version

March 19, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

For quite some time now, we’ve been waiting to see the latest and greatest from Oppo, the Chinese manufacturer that was one of the first on the scene with a Full HD 1080p Display. Now, the company is back making a couple of firsts again today, with the announcement of the Find 7. Oppo’s next flagship is not only capable of taking 50 Megapixel photos, but it also comes with a Quad HD version, that features a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 display, making Oppo one of the first companies to do either. The Find 7 is going to come in two versions, a “Premium” and a “Lite” version, the main difference being their screen resolutions, at either 1080p or 1440p.

Both variants of the device share one of the main features though, that killer 50-megapixel camera. Powered by a 13-megapixel Sony IMX214 CMOS, the device actually puts more than one image together to come up with the 50-megapixel file, which does sound a little like cheating, but the quality of the photos will speak for themselves. At 8,160 x 6,120, there’s more than enough image to work with and that’s not all this guy can do. Recording in 4K is a breeze at 30 fps, it can do slow-motion capture at 100 fps, 32-second long exposures for photos and there’s even a 5-megapixel f/2.0 shooter around front. All of this is made possible thanks to Oppo’s Pure Image 2.0 processing software, which creates those 50-megapixel 10MB files for you to drool over. An impressive camera, indeed and one that easily puts anything else out there on alert, making HTC’s UltraPixel look not-so-ultra.

The two versions will differ slightly on the inside however, with the “Lite” version of the device featuring  2.3GHz Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 2,800mAh battery and of course, the 5.5-inch 1080p display. The Lite version of the Find 7 will cost $499 and for an extra hundred bucks, coming in at $599 is the Premium version features a Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 3,000mAh and yes, that gorgeous 2560 x 1440 display. The pair feature a lot of common ground however, both of them feature LTE for US, EU and elsewhere, a fancy notification light and a MaxxAudio plus Dirac HD audio chip for betting sounding music. Other than what’s on the inside, the Premium version will sport something of a fancier back panel, with a carbon-fiber design on it. Both versions also feature rapid-charging from 0 – 75 percent in around half an hour and a titanium-aluminum alloy frame that has five layers of thermal protection inside of tit.

Unfortunately, the Find 7 is launching with Android 4.3, which seems a little bizarre this late into 2014, and will feature Oppo’s own ColorOS 1.2 on top. The “Lite” version of the Find 7 is going on sale online all over the globe in April, with the advanced version not shipping until May or later, both versions cost $499 and $599, respectively. Our Chinese readers in Beijing however, could be able to buy one from CEO Tony Chen in one of the local stores from tomorrow. Let us know what you guys think of the Oppo Find 7 in the comments below and over on Google+!