That’s right, the next major milestone in smartphone screen technology hasn’t been reached by Samsung, Apple or Sony, but by a company of which you’ve never heard. It’s not surprising either, as unless you’re into high quality Blu-ray players, you’d not have much of a reason to be familiar with Oppo.
However, over the past few months, the company has announced a few well-specced smartphones, including the “world’s thinnest,” the 6.65mm thin Oppo Finder. Now the company has come up with another “world’s first”, the Oppo Find 5.
An odd name, certainly, but the spec is truly exciting. The standout feature is a 5-inch touchscreen with a 1080p resolution – that’s 1920 x 1080 – beating everything else on the market from the iPhone’s Retina display to the Galaxy Note II.
Due to the resolution, the pixel density is amazing, with Oppo rating it at 441ppi, which is considerably higher than the current leaders in pixel density, such as the 326ppi iPhone 4S, and the 331ppi Lumia 920.
Powering that incredible screen is a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, along with 2GB of RAM, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be the operating system of choice. Other features include a 12 megapixel camera, 16GB or 32GB of internal memory, and a suitably powerful 2500omAh battery.
If you’re wondering when you’ll be able to get your hands on an Oppo Find 5, it may be a bit of a challenge. For a start, Oppo’s CEO has merely indicated the phone will be coming soon, and hasn’t given any release date for the device, and previous Oppo phones haven’t made it out of China.
Don’t be too disheartened though, as LG has said it’s working on a 1080p, 5-inch display, and HTC has been rumoured to have a similarly-screened table/smartphone hybrid on the schedule too.