OPPO has launched its latest Android smartphone, the OPPO Find 7, promising 50-megapixel photos though using some software and hardware trickery to achieve them. The Find 7 has a 5.5-inch Quad HD 2560 x 1440 display and runs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz quadcore processor, but it’s likely the camera which will cause most interest (and confusion).
Although OPPO bills it as delivering 50-megapixel images, in actual fact it’s a 13-megapixel sensor. Sony’s Exmor IMX214 sensor is used to take ten photos in short order – OPPO calls it “Super Zoom” – and then these are combined into a single, 50-megapixel-equivalent image.
How well that actually works we’ll have to wait and see, though the camera isn’t OPPO’s only point of appeal in the Find 7.
4K Ultra HD video recording is supported, along with 120 fps slow-motion video at up to 720p. There’s 3GB of memory and 32GB of storage, while OPPO says the Find 7’s 3,000 mAh battery can be charged to 75-percent in just 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, there’ll be a second version of the Dinf 7 with a slower, 2.3GHz MSM8974AB processor, 2GB of memory, and 16GB of internal storage.
Availability outside of China hasn’t been confirmed, with OPPO launching the phone there at 3,498 CNY ($564) for the premium version, while the standard edition will be 2,998 CNY ($483).