HTC has finally confirmed all our previous speculation with the announcement of the J Butterfly in Japan. This brings us a true HD 5-inch smartphone, but it is far from the only one in the works. HTC’s new phablet may have received its big unveiling earlier today, but the Oppo Find 5 is just around the corner.
The Find 5 is a rather impressive looking smartphone. The device features a 5-inch screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM. Other specs include a 12MP rear camera, a 2,500mAh battery, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
For the moment it is unclear whether or not the Oppo Find 5 will make its way outside of China. If the handset does, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and HTC J Butterfly may have some extra competition in the high-end phablet market.
While we don’t have an official release date targeted for the Find 5, several Chinese sites claim it will be released in November. If this proves true, the Find 5 will arrive in China about a month earlier than the HTC J Butterfly’s launch in Japan. Pricing for the new Oppo smartphone is said to start at 2,998 CNY (roughly $480) for the 16GB model. This certainly isn’t cheap, but you get a whole lot of phone for the money.
What do you think, interested in the Oppo Find 5 or are you more excited about HTC’s newly announced 5-inch smartphone?
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“For the moment it is unclear whether or not the Oppo Find 5 will make its way outside of China. If the handset does, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and HTC J Butterfly may have some extra competition in the high-end phablet market.”
Well, is there a low or mid-end phablet market?
I would personally call the LG Intuition a mid-end. Maybe that’s just me. :)
But yah, mostly they are high end, you are right.
Hmmm… I asked because I might be interested in a mid-end one.
Didn’t know about this LG one. Thanks! =D
Yes, the Galaxy Note would not be considered high-end these days.
The first one? Wow, I guess my expectations were low =(
there is sharp.. and discontinued one..which suppose is the first phablet, dell streak
This Oppo 5 looks like a great phone…I’d have a look at it. :-))
The awkward moment when a Chinese manufacturers make phones that put all others to shame…Phone does look amazing though, and wasn’t there a rumour that it was going for 285 euros? Either way, definitely worth importing one from China since it is cheaper than the Note 2 assuming the frequency bands match up. Shame it has capacitive instead of soft buttons though.
is it my imagination or does the front look a hell of a lot like a bigger iphone 4s?
The real picture from oppo forum http://ww3.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/5434fd39gw1dxyc6di4n3j.jpg
Hey man, thanks for the photo! There is something not clear to me: In the photos shown in the article, the camera lens is clearly protruding (and not flush with the back of the phone). In the picture you posted, well, it’s not so clear… Do you know anything more about this?
The picture from the article is actually the older Oppo Finder, released earlier this July.
the J Butterfly won’t make it out of Japan either, it’s exclusive.
lol droid dna
Anyone know what skin/UI Oppo phones use or do they come with vanilla Android? If it is vanilla Android I am definitely getting one. My Oppo DVD players have been stellar and if their phone are made to the same standards, this is a steal.
I have an Oppo Finder and it comes with a bare bones MIUI based ROM. Not vanilla by any stretch (nor the prettiest). Custom Roms are out there, but hard to find. I also wouldn’t expect timely release updates. The build quality of the Finder, however, is fantastic
Well… we’ll see what it really looks like when they actually ship it. There have been multiple “spy” shots of the device, some beautiful (like above) and some ugly.
It will also be interesting to see what skin they use. It seems EVERYONE is hoping that they stick close to the AOSP standard, and DON’T go MUI again (as they did on the original Finder). I agree with this. It’s a non-starter if they screw up the software.