Last week Oppo began officially teasing the Oppo Find 7, simply saying it was “coming soon”. Now Oppo has finally given us a bit more info on what to expect from the handset, namely it will feature a 2K (2560 x 1440) display!
Taking to social media accounts such as Twitter, Oppo says that the Oppo Find 5 was “the world’s first smartphone with a 5” 1080p display. Find 7 is taking it one step further.” There’s also a teaser image, as seen above.
One question that remains is whether companies like Oppo and Vivo will spark a revolution in the same way that Oppo and HTC did when it comes to 1080p.
Although this is certainly exciting news, we’d like to clarify that the Oppo Find 5 was only one of the first 1080p devices, not the very first. That honor actually goes to the HTC J Butterfly (aka Droid DNA).
A similar story seems to be unfolding when it comes to 2K smartphones, with the Find 7 shaping up to be one of the first — though the Vivo XPlay 3S will likely have the distinction of being the very first 2K smartphone, with an expected launch later this month.
One question that remains is whether companies like Oppo and Vivo will spark a revolution in the same way that Oppo and HTC did with 1080p. There are still folks that question whether 1080p is really necessary, but 2K? That’s pretty crazy. It’s also unclear exactly how much a 2K display will effect battery life, and what these companies plan to do to counter this potential issue.
Aside from the 2K display, what else do we know about the Oppo Find 7? Not much, other than former Oppo exec Carl Pei took to Google+ just last week to clarify that the Find 7 won’t feature a 5.7-inch or 7-inch display.
Turning to the rumor mill, the handset is expected to feature the new Snapdragon 805 SOC and 3GB of RAM. Reportedly there’s also a 4000 mAh battery, which might be necessary when you factor in these beefy specs and the 2K display.
Based on what we currently know, are you interested in the Oppo Find 7? Do you think that 2K displays are a good step forward, or nothing more than overkill?