Today in Beijing, Oppo, the makers of the ultra-thin Finder, revealed their newest flagship the 5-inch full HD Oppo Find 5.
The Oppo Find 5 packs some of the best specifications currently available on any smartphone, starting with a powerful Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core chip (APQ 8064) clocked at 1.5GHz. Naturally, the Find 5’s piece of resistance is its stunning full HD display, an AH-IPS LCD panel manufactured by LG. At 1920 x 1080, the panel packs 441 pixels on every square inch, which (in case you were wondering) is 35% better than the iPhone 5’s much touted Retina display.
The rear shooter of the Find 5 is fitted with a 13MP sensor, while the front camera packs 1.9MP. In the product press release, Oppo claims that the camera comes “with the most advanced 1/3.06-type 13-megapixel camera sensor available on the market”. The stacked CMOS sensor delivers ”f/2.2 aperture, 4-layer coating and blue glass filters”.
Another impressive feature of the Find 5 is the ability to record videos and snap photos, in HDR, at the same time. Oppo’s device is the first phone in the world with this ability. Media capabilities are enhanced by the Dolby 3D surround and Dirac HD, a high-end audio system that has never been integrated on a mobile device before.
The Oppo Find 5 only comes in a 16GB version with no option to expand the storage via an microSD card. The powerpack is a 2500mAh unit, which is adequate, but less impressive than the battery of the Note 2.
Check out the Find 5 official press shot gallery.
Here are the official specs of the Oppo Find 5:
The Oppo Find 5 will launch in “early 2013″ across select markets. Judging from the existence of an US site, we can speculate that the Oppo Find 5 will sell in the United States, but we have no official news on this. The US site says that the device will cost a reasonable $499 SIM-free. In China, the device is slated to go for ¥2,998 (about $480). We’ll keep you posted as soon as we find more.
OPPO Find 5 Unveiled With 5” 1080P Screen, 13 Megapixel HDR Camera and More
BEIJING －December 12, 2012 －At the OPPO Find 5 “The Fifth Element” Launch Event held in 798 Art District today, OPPO introduced one of this year’s most mysterious and anticipated mobile products, the OPPO Find 5. The all new, industry leading OPPO Find 5 was announced to an audience of over 500 members of the international press, OPPO fans, developers, and partners, in what marks a spectacular end of year for the mobile industry.
See – like you’ve been blind all along
The OPPO Find 5 features a 5.0” 1080p IPS screen with a staggering 441 PPI pixel density, allowing you to experience a world of crystal clarity and the most realistic colors. With OGS technology that combines touch sensors with display, colors are more vivid and lifelike, and you’ll feel as if the screen contents are floating on its surface.
Despite its large screen, the OPPO Find 5 is easy to hold thanks to its super slim 3.25mm bezel. When the screen is off, the front becomes a borderless sheet of pure black, mysteriously calming yet satisfying to the eye.
Touch – and your fingers won’t stop
Industrial design has always been one of OPPO’s core strengths. An example is the Find 5 front frame. Although it only weighs a mere 6.3 grams, the front frame alone takes four hours to craft. Starting with a 210 gram piece of stainless steel, it undergoes 12 manufacturing processes, after which it is given a black chrome plating in a 1470 °F (800 °C) vacuum environment. The result from this demanding process not only protects the screen from impact, it also contributes to the Find 5’s amazing look and feel.
The overall design of the Find 5 is minimalist, relying on straight lines and simple shapes that removes distractions, while at the same time being built using the best materials and techniques available, giving OPPO Find 5 a simple and understated, yet refined and premium look and feel.
Cherish and share, the beauty from every journey
On the backside, OPPO Find 5 comes with the most advanced 1/3.06-type 13-megapixel camera sensor available on the market, adept at taking great photos in low light conditions. With market-leading Stacked CMOS technology, it features an f/2.2 aperture, 4-layer coating and blue glass filters. On the front, Find 5 it is fitted with a 1.9-megapixel camera.
OPPO Find 5 is the world’s first smartphone with hardware supported HDR photography and video recording. It redefines smartphone video recording, with its capability of recording video in 120 FPS, five times the speed that the human eye can perceive. Apart from videos being silky smooth in normal playback, they will also be smooth during slow-motion playback and clear during freeze-frames. In addition, the camera on the Find 5 is capable of taking 100 photos at 5 per second with Burst Mode.
OPPO Find 5 will bring you into a new era of wireless sharing. With NFC functionality, gently touching two phones will pair them in less than a tenth of a second, 50 times faster than Bluetooth pairing. OPPO’s NFC SmartTags with preset actions will add simplicity and convenience to your life. Find 5 also supports Wi-Fi Display and DLNA, two technologies that allow you to wirelessly project screen contents onto your television in HD.
Listen, and rhythm will touch your heart
Find 5 comes with the powerful Dolby 3D surround sound technology and the exciting Dirac HD technology, combination of hardware and software usually only found in high-end audio and cinema sound systems. With Dirac, you will clearly hear a difference, and become immersed in music the way the artist originally wanted to express it.
Love, for it is the Fifth Element
OPPO never set out to create the most powerful phone. Internally, we have always said that we create products in the intersection of romance and technology, and Find 5 is a product that OPPO employees worked passionately and relentlessly on. Just like Plato was convinced of quintessence, an element beyond thematerial world, there is more to the Find 5 than the mere sum of its parts. There is an element beyond the purely rational, and that element is love. OPPO Find 5 is infused with of our love, a love we wish to explore with the world.
OPPO Find 5 is set to launch in early 2013 across selected markets.
OPPO Find 5 Specifications
Network: UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/HSPA+42 (850, 1700, 1900, 2100MHz), GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)
Processor: Qualcomm APQ8064 Quad-Core 1.5GHz
Display: 5.0” 1080P 441PPI IPS (1,080×1920)
Memory: 16GB ROM, 2GB RAM
Camera: Main: 13 megapixel Stacked CMOS sensor with HDR, Front: 1.9 megapixel, 120 FPS video recording, f/2.2 aperture, blue glass filters
Connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, NFC
Features: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), GPS, Wi-Fi Display, DLNA, Gyroscope, Digital compass, Microphone, Sensors (light, proximity, magnetic and gravity)
Battery: 2500 mAh built-in lithium-ion battery
Included Accessories: Power adapter, USB Cable, Headphones
OPPO is a globally registered technology brand with a long history of serving customers in North America, Europe and Asia. With offices in 6 different countries, we deliver products that receive praise from all over the world. Our core value is to explore with courage and never stop finding, and since entering the mobile market in 2008, we have been restless in our pursuit of the latest technology, the highest quality and the most user friendly products. For more information, please visit http://en.oppo.com.
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cool . but i want to order tha now
Wow only if it had a sd card
and a higher battery like the 3100mAh in Note 2.
Still better than HTC droid dna, it only has 2,200 mAh
i think so too! when there is no micro sd slot or 32gb/64gb i will buy the htc butterfly aka droid dna!!
i mean 16gb is nothing, 3-4 gb is for these fucking system files!
Butterly has sd card slot but DNA doesn’t, I can’t understand why… Maybe it is because the people of USA are so simple so they can’t understand the complexity of a sd card (joke people, A JOKE) :D
Nice but Ill stick with my Galaxy Note 2 thanks ;-)
Oh c’mon! Why can’t they put an sd card slot in there =(
I hate this trend of not putting in micro sd expansion slots – it’s not just about convenience. I carry a lot of personal stuff on my phone and if the phone ever conked out where I cannot even turn it on, I REALLY need the option of being able to manually remove the micro sd before dropping it off with some unknown service agent!
I waited months for this cos all the specs said it had a micro sd and I’ve held off on so many phones waiting for this one. (I love the sharp edged corners!!!)
Shame. Such a massively SUPERphone with an HD display and then they give it just 16gb of storage??? One full HD movie alone is almost 8-12 GB!! What were they thinking?
Give us a 32/64 GB on board with DEFINITELY! a 64 GB expansion slot – that would justify a phone like this.
No MICRO SD = NO SALE!
C’mon people don’t encourage this!!
again no expandable memory and.. non removable battery ?
well no, thanks. not for me.
For $499 unlocked, I’m not missing the SD. Not even Google’s flagship has one. They do this to save $$$ and to push SERVICES (Google Drive, Spotify, SkyDrive etc.). I’m a serious power user, but with Spotify and SkyDrive, my need for a device with more than 16gb of memory isn’t pressing.
Please, please stop translating foreign phrases into English and killing them. There is no such thing as a “piece of resistance” – it’s pièce de résistance or, at worst, piece de resistance. People know the meaning of the original phrase – the English translation doesn’t carry that meaning. Carte blanche translates to “blank paper,” but who would know what you were talking about if you said, “I gave my representative blank paper in handling the negotiation”?
Just make the screen bigger – into a 7 inch tablet. It would be nice.
What is the thickness of this Oppo Find 5 phone? I can’t seem to find their official dimensions in the detailed specs listing…..