Oppo isn’t exactly a popular brand in the western market, but it’s well known for its product, the Oppo Finder. At 6.65 mm of thickness, the Oppo Finder is the thinnest smartphone known to mankind. It’s one of those “proud to be made in China” products. While Oppo Finder is an interesting device, the company is planning to launch Oppo Find5 X990 in the near future.
It’s obvious from the name that the phone features a 5 inch display, and perhaps it’s a phablet, just like Samsung’s Galaxy Note. Previously, we had some confirmation on the hardware it will be packed with, and a Chinese publication named CNMO has reported that a company executive has reconfirmed the specs of the upcoming OPPO Find 5 super phone, and most essentially the 441ppi pixel density screen.
Chinese manufacturers seem to be very quick in implementing new hardware technologies. In order to bring that claim into perspective, a device called Xiaomi Mi-Two was the first smartphone to make use of quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro. As said above, the Oppo Find 5 superphone will be featuring a 1080p 5 inch screen which should ensure extreme clarity.
The display will be having a pixel density of 441 ppi. If numbers don’t make sense to you, allow me to help you understand. A pixel density figure of 441 PPI is just crazy, and is higher than anything else on the market right now. What Apple boasts as Retina Display in the new iPhone 5 has got a pixel density of just 326 PPI. Considering that, 441 PPI will look beautiful and will easily make Oppo Find 5 the first phone to be mass produced with that kind of screen.
The above image shows a comparison between displays with various pixel density values. 441 ppi may or may not be overkill, but the amazement doesn’t end there. Oppo Find 5 is surprising on the inside too and a S4 Pro is said to be working quietly under the screen. S4 Pro has always appeared on the top of graphic benchmarks in Android. Oppo is the manufacturer of thinnest smartphone, so we can expect this device to be thin as well, and seems like we won’t disappointed because Oppo Find 5 is just 6.65mm thick, thus making it the thinnest phone in its category.
Making a thin device isn’t as easy as it seems to be. Some sacrifice has to be made somewhere. In this case, the unit will be powered by a 2500 mAh battery, whereas the recently announced Note II makes use of 3100 mAh battery, though it has a bigger 5.5 inch screen.
Since the pixel density is very high, the device will also be consuming more energy. We’re not sure how the company will deal with power management, but it will be tough nevertheless. Oppo Find 5 is also expected to include wireless charging in addition to 12 megapixel rear camera, 2 gig of RAM, and will be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. What are your thoughts on this?