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Oppo Unveils World's First 1080p Smartphone

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Chinese manufacturer to release 5-inch smartphone with a whopping 441 PPI screen.

When you think of smartphone titans the first company that comes to mind may be Samsung or Apple. But despite their record high smartphone sales, neither company has achieved what Chinese phone company Oppo has. After releasing the world's thinnest smartphone and the world's thinnest quad core smartphone, the company is back again with the world's first 1080p smartphone.

Dubbed the Oppo Find 5, the 5-inch smartphone features a whopping 441 pixels per inch (PPI), making the iPhone's 326 PPI retina display look like an Etch A Sketch toy from the 60s. Resulting in a crisp 1920 x 1080 display, the Oppo Find 5 knocks the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2 out of the water. Even better, the Oppo Find 5 has just as much beauty on the inside as it does on the surface.

The device is going to ship with Android 4.1 on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor. To get an idea of how powerful this chip is, the APQ8064 easily beats the Exynos 4412-based Galaxy S III and Tegra 3-based Nexus 7 on a number of benchmarks. Other rumored specs include 2GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front facing camera, 16GB or 32GB of storage and a 2,500mAh battery pack.

No word on pricing or a release date just yet, but we'll keep you posted. Until then, we'll just have to hope for a global release so we can all enjoy this promising smartphone.


 

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    lahawzel , September 12, 2012 4:08 AM
    Question: If these Chinese companies have been manufacturing record-breaking, awesome smartphones for years, how come we've never seen reviews of any of these in the west, in any country?

    EDIT> ***, I forgot that Apple patented rectangles with rounded corners. No wonder.
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    sublime2k , September 12, 2012 5:27 AM
    aftcometI will NEVER buy Chinese sourced goods. NEVER.

    Yeah, good luck with that. You probably had something made in China on yourself when you posted that comment... And the device you posted it from has something made in China as well.
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    sublime2k , September 12, 2012 5:23 AM
    Apple patented 1080p, they are working on a lawsuit as we speak.
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  • 31 Hide
    lahawzel , September 12, 2012 4:08 AM
    Question: If these Chinese companies have been manufacturing record-breaking, awesome smartphones for years, how come we've never seen reviews of any of these in the west, in any country?

    EDIT> ***, I forgot that Apple patented rectangles with rounded corners. No wonder.
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    gerchokas , September 12, 2012 4:19 AM
    Mhh my nokia 6101 is starting to feel outdated...
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    joytech22 , September 12, 2012 4:24 AM
    Great.. Now I'm torn between the LG Optimus G or this (if available in my Country).
    I'm leaning more towards the LG for battery life, who knows how much power this bad boy's screen is going to suck away.
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    Neog2 , September 12, 2012 4:47 AM
    LaHawzelQuestion: If these Chinese companies have been manufacturing record-breaking, awesome smartphones for years, how come we've never seen reviews of any of these in the west, in any country?

    What are you serious you havent heard about the Oppo Finder only 6.65mm thick. Come On tons of videos and reviews on the net. Wish I could get an unlocked version.
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    xpeh , September 12, 2012 4:55 AM
    Now that is one sexy phone :) 
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    sublime2k , September 12, 2012 5:23 AM
    Apple patented 1080p, they are working on a lawsuit as we speak.
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    sublime2k , September 12, 2012 5:27 AM
    aftcometI will NEVER buy Chinese sourced goods. NEVER.

    Yeah, good luck with that. You probably had something made in China on yourself when you posted that comment... And the device you posted it from has something made in China as well.
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    murzar , September 12, 2012 5:49 AM
    Does it look rectangular with rounded edges?
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    Anonymous , September 12, 2012 6:01 AM
    Finally, been waiting for the full HD 16:9 benchmark to be hit before getting too excited about my next phone. This could be it if I can buy one unlocked from outside China. Hope it's got HDMI out and hopefully these 1920x1080 panels and 2Gb ram will be part of the next gen 7" tablets as well.
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    maniac62 , September 12, 2012 6:07 AM
    aftcometI will NEVER buy Chinese sourced goods. NEVER.
    I'm 100% sure that the computer you are using is made in China.
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    ikyung , September 12, 2012 6:59 AM
    That is one sexy phone. Hopefully the battery is replaceable... I would not want anything under 3500mAh in a beast like that. Currently using the Galaxy Note 1 with a 5400 mAh battery and I get about 2 days with full charge using about 6 hours of on screen time.

    I can only imagine how much battery a 1080p 5 inch screen phone would suck up. 2500 mAh would probably last about 12hours with 2 hours of on screen time.
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    digiex , September 12, 2012 7:11 AM
    It looks good on picture but in reality, it actually suck.

    I'd seen many tablet made in china and... never mind.

    Also, there is no warranty, support...

    They are cheap since they do not pay for royalties, the reason why they do no export it first world countries like the US, and they dump their cheap products in third world countries.
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    scarlett60 , September 12, 2012 7:56 AM
    看起来也还不错
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    freggo , September 12, 2012 8:41 AM
    LaHawzelQuestion: If these Chinese companies have been manufacturing record-breaking, awesome smartphones for years, how come we've never seen reviews of any of these in the west, in any country?EDIT> ***, I forgot that Apple patented rectangles with rounded corners. No wonder.


    Ever been to Europe?
    Noticed there are cars on the street that never made it to the USA?
    Believe it or not, the US market is not that important anymore for a manufacturer to deal with the bureaucratic nightmare of getting a product approved for the US consumer.

    And before you blame them, the US has been doing this for decades !

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    benikens , September 12, 2012 9:13 AM
    Am I alone in thinking 440 ppi is useless? I mean the point of retina quality is that the eye can't see the difference, going beyond that means you no longer can see the improvements.
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    nieur , September 12, 2012 12:22 PM
    I want one oppo
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    silentbobdc , September 12, 2012 12:31 PM
    I wonder if this is the same Oppo that makes Blu-ray and DVD players. If it is I'd be interested for the audio quality alone.
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    CaedenV , September 12, 2012 12:34 PM
    aftcometI will NEVER buy Chinese sourced goods. NEVER.

    Ya, just keep in mind that 1/2 the stuff that says "Made in the USA" is actually full of stuff made in China, and then assembled in the USA. Unless you are making everything yourself, then you are out of luck.

    Keep in mind also that companies like oppo are just that; companies. The make a product, and stand behind it, and if they make crap then they will not last long (and these guys in particular make some pretty good stuff). It's not like the gov't actually owns or runs the company (though they could step in and do just that if they wanted to). Instead the gov't just regulates them like crazy. It is just like another 'capitalistic' country that I know of...
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    whyso , September 12, 2012 12:36 PM
    why the hell am i typing this on a 15.6 inch 1366 by 768 laptop screen? Biggest mistake I ever made was not buying the 1080p upgrade.
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