Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo announced its Find 7 on 19 March. The Find 7 is, compared to smartphones from heavyweights Samsung, LG, HTC and Sony, a relatively unknown entity, but it has some amazing hardware - including a Quad HD screen - and a great price. Here we explain everything you need to know about the Oppo Find 7, including release date, UK price, specs and features. Also see: 28 best smartphones of 2014.
Oppo Find 7 release date
Oppo's Find 7a is available now from europe.oppostyle.com, yet this isn't the Quad HD version of the smartphone to which we refer here. Scroll down to 'Oppo Find 7 vs Oppo Find 7a' to read how these two smartphones differ.
The Premium Oppo Find 7 QHD is available to pre-order now - but only in China. Tmall lists it at 3,498¥, and was expected to ship the device from 29 May. It has been widely speculated that a European launch will follow within a couple of weeks of this, which means we could see the Find 7 QHD in the UK and Europe as early as next week. We'll update this article as soon as further news surfaces.
Oppo Find 7 UK price
The Find 7 is available in Standard (the Find 7a) and Premium (the Find 7, often referred to as Find 7 QHD) versions. The former is already available to buy from europe.oppostyle.com for €399, which works out around £324, or you can get it in the US for $499.
The Premium Find 7 can now be pre-ordered in China from Tmall at 3,498¥ (£334), and was expected to ship from 29 May. We don't expect that the Oppo Find 7 QHD will be available that cheaply here in the UK, however. The US price is $599 (£358) but, of course, the exchange rate rarely has anything to do with the way US prices translate to UK prices. We're speculating here, but at around €499 the Find 7 would cost £406 in the UK, and that would make it £100 cheaper than the only other Quad HD phone on the market, the LG G3. Check out the competition in our LG G3 review.
Oppo Find 7 specifications
If the Oppo Find 7 QHD does come in at around £400, the hardware it offers will be all the more amazing. For starters, LG will no longer be the only smartphone manufacturer with a Quad HD screen - the Oppo Find 7 matches its 5.5in (2560x1440, 534ppi) display. Like the LG's this is a capacitive multitouch IPS panel, here with 16 million colours and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, and protected with Gorilla Glass 3. You'll be able to operate the Find 7's display when wearing gloves or with wet fingers, too.
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