Rumor: Snapdragon 800 to power the next Oppo Find, could launch by September

by: Robert TriggsMay 10, 2013

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According to sources close to Oppo, the company is working on a new Find model, which will be powered by Qualcomm’s top of line Snapdragon 800 processor. If true, this could make the new Oppo Find (6?) one of the first handsets to ship with the flagship chip. The new smartphone will also, supposedly, feature an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, which would also be quite impressive if true.

Of course, we should treat this with some scepticism, especially after the ZTE Grand Memo debacle. Furthermore, considering that flagship smartphones using the Snapdragon 600 have only just been released, it seems a little premature to be talking about the Snapdragon 800.

However, this isn’t the first rumor that we’ve heard recently about the latest Qualcomm chip. Just a few days ago a leak passed our way suggesting that the Sprint Optimus G2 could also be using the new Snapdragon 800, so perhaps this isn’t as farfetched as it seems.

Other than the new processor and beefed up front-facing camera, the next handset will remain pretty much similar to the Oppo Find 5, meaning that it will stick with 5-inch 1080p LCD display, 2GB RAM, NFC compatibility, and a 13-megapixel Sony Exmor sensor for the rear camera. Sadly, there’s been no mention of microSD card support or a removable battery, which are both key features that the Find 5 is lacking.

As for a release date, the source also suggests that the device could launch as early as September, but no specific regions or prices have been talked about so far.

  • Ethan Word

    If a new one does come out soon lets hope it ends up on Sprint, I think the Find 5 is pretty amazing but I won’t switch to AT&T or T-Mobile.

    • silver_arrow

      It wouldn’t be on Sprint. That would require Sprint to pick it up as one of their devices and I do not see that happening. And Oppo seems to be more into unlocked GSM like everyone else

  • alex

    No thanks. Quickly got rid of my Find 5. So many bugs and battery life terrible. Just visit Oppo support forums to see the huge number of bugs reported.

    • Øystein Fjelldal

      I love my Find 5. Battery life, in my experience, isn’t worse than competitors. A few bugs in stock firmware, but no essential for my use, and custom firmware is available and easily installed

    • Swen.Ardere

      What initially attracted me was all the hype about such a “great community”. After spending time on Oppo Forums I came to realize that this company is using the supporters as guinea pigs (and charging them handsomely for it, I might add). The (so-called) “community” is a joke. They criticize Apple fanboys but they are Oppo fanboys, blinded by the same cognitive bias. Try to have an **objective** discussion about their product and it’s impossible. I definitely WON’T be buying this phone.

  • Dave Weinstein

    Really Oppo? Not much of an update. Is this really a full year’s work?

  • Pz

    Dual sim ?