Enough of ‘evolution over revolution’ - Chinese phone maker Oppo has pushed Apple, Samsung and everyone else to the curb with the new Find 7 and its Galaxy S5-beating specifications.
The Find 7 has a 5.5-inch screen with a 2K resolution of 1440 x 2560, resulting in a pixel density of an eye-watering 538 per inch, significantly higher than both the Galaxy S5 and Apple’s Retina-screened iPhone 5s.
There’s no need to fear that pushing all those pixels around will hinder the Oppo Find 7’s performance, because it is powered by Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, clocked at 2.5GHz and backed up with an S5-beating 3GB of RAM. On paper at least, the Find 7 is the fastest and most powerful smartphone of the year so far.
As for storage, Oppo has equipped the Find 7 with 32GB of space, plus a microSD card slot capable of accepting cards of up to 128GB.
Around the back, the Find 7 has a 13-megapixel Sony camera capable of shooting 4K video and creating huge 50-megapixel images by stitching together five 10-megapixel photos.
Even the Find 7’s battery is impressive - not only does it pack a large capacity of 3,000mAh, but it can charge from zero to 75% in just 30 minutes.
Unfortunately, the Find 7 doesn’t get Google’s latest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, and instead has to make do with 4.3 - but we’ll be holding out hope for an update soon.
Oppo is yet to announce a release date for the Find 7, but has revealed a price of 3,998 Yuan, or around £645. We don’t know if the super smartphone will arrive in the UK, but we’re certainly hoping it does.
For the less well-heeled, Oppo has also announced the Find 7a, which also has a 5.5-inch screen but with an ‘inferior’ resolution of 1920 x 1080 - meaning 403 pixels per inch. The 7a is powered by the year-old Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, clocked at 2.5GHz and paired with 2GB of RAM. The 7a is priced at 2,998 Yuan and will be released on 20 March.