Oppo Find 5

When it was first announced, we heard that the Oppo Find 5 would be a record-breaking 6.65 thick, but it has been creeping up in size since. Now the word is that the Oppo Find 5 will be 8 or even 9mm thick.

Oppo CEO Chen Mingyong has confirmed a number of things about the Oppo Find 5, including that it is currently in production and that Oppo is hoping for a November release. Oh, and that the Find 5 won’t be as thin as everyone thought.

Mingyong posted a picture to his Weibo account that showed a device looking much thicker than the images we’ve seen up until now.  The image showed a device that looked to be anywhere from 8 to 9mm thick. Not terrible, but certainly not as impressive as the 6.9mm everyone thought it would be.

Luckily, nothing else about the phone seems to have changed. It will still have a 1080p full HD display with a pixel density of 441 ppi, a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset like that found in the LG Nexus 4 and the LG Optimus G, and 2 GB of RAM. As we’ve previously reported, the Oppo Find 5 will come with a 2,500 mAh battery and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera. The Find 5 will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

While it may not be as thin as the Oppo Finder, the Oppo Find 5 still has some cool features, like Qi Wireless Charging. In the long run, a few extra millimeters may not matter, but some customers who were looking forward to the phone are sure to be slightly disappointed about the Oppo Find 5’s new bulkier body.

What do you think of the slightly thicker Oppo Find 5? Does it still seem like an attractive option, or do you think it could stand to go on a diet?

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