OPPO, a relative newcomer to the Android smartphone game, succeeded in producing a quality handset earlier this year, the Find 5. We did a thorough review of the phone, and, in summary, found the sleek design, unobtrusive software, and solid battery life impressive. It seems we weren’t the only ones. Apparently, the Find 5 sold well enough to justify a sequel: OPPO announced today that it has begun development of the successor to the Find 5, the Find 7.

Unfortunately, the statement OPPO provided was light on details. The company said the Find 7 is in the early stages of development, but didn’t elaborate beyond warning not to expect the smartphone this fall. As a consolation of sorts, OPPO asked Google+ users if a Google Edition of the Find 5 sounded appealing, potentially hinting at a stock Android re-release of the phone. The company didn’t confirm or deny such plans, but it’s safe to say a Google Edition phone is an area of interest for them.

The Find 7, whenever it comes, is rumored to sport a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and an astounding 4000 mAh batter under the hood. Should those rumblings prove correct, the Find 7 will be quite the answer to Samsung’s revamped Galaxy S4.

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