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

According to sources close to Oppo, the company is working on a new Find handset which will be powered by Qualcomm's top of the line Snapdragon 800.
May 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.