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Oppo Find 7 Can Shoot 50-Megapixel Photos, Packs Quad HD Display

by Jacob Kleinman | March 19, 2014March 19, 2014 9:30 am PST

Oppo finally took the wraps off its 5.5-inch Find 7 smartphone today in China, revealing a flagship follow-up to last year’s Find 5. The device comes in two different variants—high-end with a quad HD display or a 1080p Find 7 Lite—and claims to shoot 50-megapixel photos using a 13-megapixel camera paired with some backend software.

The Find 7’s camera is equipped with a Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor and the company’s own Pure Image 2.0 image processor. The trick to Oppo’s 50-megapixel claim, however, is a feature called Super Zoom, which shoots 10 rapid shots and then instantly combines the best four to create one high quality picture. The phone’s camera also shoots 4K video at 30fps, slow-motion video at up to 100fps, and long-exposure for 32 seconds. You can even create GIFs with a HDR photo mode. Oppo notes some of these features are also available for the handset’s 5-megapixel front-facing shooter.

As mentioned, Oppo will offer the device in two different models. The premium Find 7 packs a quad HD 2560 x 1440-pixel display, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 3,000mAh battery for $599 off-contract. Meanwhile, the cheaper Find 7a (called the Find 7 Lite in China) offers a 1080p display, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 chip, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 2800mAh battery for $499 off-contract. Both models pack a 5.5-inch screen and run Android 4.3 out of the box with Oppo’s own Color OS 1.2 on top.

If you live in China you can pick up the Find 7 or Find 7 Lite starting tomorrow. The rest of us will have to wait until mid-April for the cheaper variant, while the high-end Find 7 won’t launch worldwide until May or June. Stay tuned for more detailed coverage on Oppo’s new smartphone just as soon as we can get our hands on the device.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...