Joining the ranks of Samsung and HTC, OPPO Electronics may be preparing the release of a “mini” variant of the well-known Oppo Find 5 handset, and one powerful enough to threaten the competition. According to various leaks, the upcoming variant may feature a quad-core CPU clocked at high frequencies and a display with approximately the same viewing quality as its bigger brother.
Pegged to arrive in July by various Asian reports, the Oppo Find 5 Mini (an unconfirmed name at this stage) will go head to head against the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and the rumored HTC One M4 variant with a nice trick up its sleeve: multiple color options.
While the Oppo Mini range is said to arrive in various colors, no one hinted which schemes will actually be available.
On the technical side, there are clues that suggest a 1.2 GHz quad-core Mediatek processor and a 3.7-inch IPS LCD display with HD resolution. All of these should retail at least 100 € cheaper than the full-fledged version, which sells for 399 € on European markets since May 27th.
Considering the fact that the market will soon be filled with handsets of this type and size, Oppo can strike gold only if the device retails for an affordable price and packs a punch. Though it’s bigger brother had the privilege of being one of the first 1080p smartphones, sales haven’t made the company a winner and it’s going to need a heck of a Mini to change that.