5.7-inch Tegra 3 phablet with 32 MP camera in the works? Only in China…

by: AdrianFebruary 22, 2013


Oh, the battle of megapixels! So important according to some, so pointless according to others. Well, no matter what side are you on, you’ll definitely chuckle at hearing this – there’s a Chinese OEM that’s planning to intro a phablet with a 32 MP rear-facing camera.

Chuckle and then probably scream at the top of your lungs – waaaaaant! Not so fast. After all, if you’re just looking for a camera phone with a packed sensor, the Nokia 808 PureView is still your guy, having a 41 MP snapper.

The thing is, unlike the PureView, Zopo (not Oppo)’s bad boy has a couple of other aces up its sleeve too. Like a humongous 5.7-inch display, a 1.6 GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU, a 5 MP front-facing cam and “3D Stereo Gaming”.

Hmm, that actually doesn’t sound bad, does it? Even if the Tegra 3 will be outdated in a couple of months. And, just my two cents, a 5.7-inch screen is way too large.

The above mentioned details are official, but unfortunately they’re all we’ve got on the unnamed 5.7-incher at this point. Well, that, a vague May ETA and a rather blurry pic. Which is why we ask for your patience before judging the beast.

The “creature” definitely sounds promising, but what if it’ll come with a measly 1,800 mAh battery, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of on-board storage? Everything’s possible in China, right? Not to mention the megapixels are, like it or not, just numbers. Or that the chances of someone like Zopo releasing a gadget in the West are slimmer than a Victoria’s Secret model before a fashion show. Mmmm, Miranda Kerr! Ahem, you get the point, don’t you?

  • Great processor, great camera and then 4gb of memory and 512mb of ram.. wow

    • Adrian Diaconescu

      Uhm, just to be clear, it doesn’t come with 4 GB of memory and 512 MB of RAM…. I said “what if”. And the only known details are the CPU, cameras and display size.

      • RarestName

        I don’t think they’re one of the companies with goals to make crappy phones for profit.

        On their website, one of their phablets have 1GB of RAM, 4GB of memory and a 2300 mAh battery, and it’s extremely affordable for a phablet.

        • blairh

          This is a knock off Note made with cheap materials and mediocre internals. While perhaps not crappy they certainly are not for anyone looking for a quality device.

      • CyBrix_21

        If the storage will be 4 GB then it will be fine… Hope that they will add Micro SD slot…

        But if the memory will be 512 MB? Sure it will work and will be smooth. But for some works, that will cause a lot of trouble…

        Loading images, some intensive applications… But I will be convinced if they will sell it at a low price…

      • Wow okay

  • RarestName

    What’s the point of having a physical button when there are on screen buttons?

    • MasterMuffin

      One word: Chinese :D

      • CyBrix_21

        True… I remember some of their touchscreen phones…

  • Roberto Tomás

    I wonder if they will bump it up to a 4i and widen where they sell it to the global market

  • john

    Wait, is it a single 32MP sensor or is it one of those “layered” thingies?

  • blairh

    The phone pictured is the Zopo ZP950 Leader Max. It has a dual core processor. I purchased it for $290 total including shipping but canceled my order a few days later.

    Zopo does not make devices that are officially supported by the Google Play store. That’s pretty shady. Also the 8 MP’s of this camera are highly suspect. The images I’ve seen from viewers are pretty poor. The screen is not gorilla glass and despite claims, the wi-fi speeds do not appear to exceed anything beyond typical G speeds.

    Don’t forget we have no clue if radiation emissions are at safe levels. If you want to buy Chinese, spend more money and go with ZTE, Lenovo, or Huawei. If you want a cheap phablet, get the upcoming Quattro 5.7 HD from Blu. If you want a proper IPS phablet, get the Lenovo K900 or my choice, the LG Optimus G Pro.

  • The part where the author wrote that the chances of a Chinese oem releases a slimmer phone than one here in the west. It clearly stated his ignorance the slimmest smartphones are by Chinese oems such as oppo.

    • Mike Reid

      chances of someone like Zopo releasing a gadget in the West

  • are you sure its 32 megapixels sometimes text gets lost in translation and it could turn out its 3.2 mega pixels !
    happens a lot in india’s leading paper ads of chnese brands