Oppo may not be a house hold name, but it is very well known for its product, Oppo Finder. The Huawei P1 S was the slimmest phone in 2012, but the title was quickly snatched from it by Oppo Finder. Oppo Finder is a Chinese smartphone and is one of the “proud to be made in China” products. At 6.65 mm of thickness, it is the thinnest smartphone known to mankind.
Oppo Finder is very interesting device and boasts a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, Android 4.0, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display and 16 GB of storage, all this packaged into a case measuring only 6.65 mm in thickness. Even though it’s the thinnest and a Chinese branded phone, it is very tough. If you have been following this blog, we had previously written about Oppo Finder going under a stress test, where in which an Oppo Finder was used to pound handful of nails into a piece of wood instead of a Hammer (read that post over here). It’s like the company just can’t stop making awesome devices because they’ve announced another device called Oppo Find5 X990, which is a quad core smartphone. Being a product from Oppo and taking a look at their track record, yes, Oppo Find5 X990 is indeed the thinnest quad core smartphone in the current market.
As the name suggests, it has a 5 inch screen, and it is basically a phablet, like Samsung’s Galaxy Note device. As if being thinnest wasn’t impressive enough, the company has gone one step further and has made use of 1080p screen with 441 PPI. A pixel density of 441 PPI is just crazy, and is higher than anything else on the market right now. To put this into the perspective, the screen on iPhone 4S, which Apple boasts as Retina Display, has a pixel density of 326 PPI. When it starts shipping, it will easily be the first phone to have such high pixel density count.
Basically, the pixel density should be close to 500-600 PPI in order to achieve paper like LCD’s. The image above shows exactly that. In the printing world, a 1200 DPI (dots per inch) is considered excellent for really crisp photographic papers, but achieving 1200 PPI on displays is very tough and maybe we are at least 10 years from having such displays being mass produced, besides there should also be a processor that is capable of handling such a display.
According to CNMO and IT168, the device is still in a prototype stage, and there’s no word as to when it will be released to public. The 5 inch Oppo phablet will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and is said to feature a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor. With the 441 PPI screen, Oppo Find 5 certainly looks like a device that is pushing the electronic market towards the future. The quad core S4 Pro processor also sounds perfect for the screen it has. What are your thoughts on this phone? Let us know using the comment form below.