China's Oppo launches flagship smartphone in PH


Posted at Sep 05 2014 07:00 PM | Updated as of Sep 06 2014 03:00 AM

MANILA - Another smartphone manufacturer has announced its entry into the the crowded Philippine market.

OPPO, a globally registered Chinese tech brand, is looking to make a name for itself in the country with the launch of its flagship smartphone, the Find 7.

"[Our brand] prides itself in delivering world-class innovations that cater to consumers with different requirements when it comes to their mobile needs," said OPPO Philippines CEO James Ma.

"We utilize top of the line technologies to bring different smartphone revolutions that raise the bar in mobile devices. Thus, we are happy to introduce our latest innovation, the Find 7, to the Philippines," he added.

Much like what the company promises, the Find 7 packs a bevy of features and impressive specs that can well hold its own amid the more recognized competition such as Samsung, Nokia, and HTC.

For starters, OPPO's flagship has a 5.5-inch quad HD display, which boasts a 2560 x 1440 resolution and a pixel density of 538 ppi, capped off using the highly-durable Gorilla Glass 3.

It runs on the Android 4.3 OS, 3GB worth of RAM, and is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor found in most smartphones in the market today.

It has a rapid-charging feature that allows you to charge from zero to 75% in around 30 minutes and claims to allow a two-hour call in just 5 minutes worth of battery life.

And while it may seem as the Find 7 is your regular run of the mill smartphone from a relatively unknown manufacturer, it does have one standout feature, at least on paper -- the ability to take a 50 MP ultra-HD image.

To put it simply, the Find 7 only comes with a 13 MP rear camera but enhances an image by taking 10 images of the same photo and stitching together the best 4 to form the "ultra-HD image."

It may sound impressive but early reviews of the feature claim that there is a 4 to 7 second lag time in between shots, which may prove to be a deal breaker for some.

The Find 7 (premium version) and Find 7a (standard version) are available in white and midnight black, and retails at P25,990 and P22,990, respectively.