There was a time, not so long ago, when dual-core 4.3in smartphones were drooled over, but things move fast in the world of mobile.
One spanking new handset sitting firmly at the current high-end is the Oppo Find 5, and it’s just been launched in the US. Massive display? Check. Super-fast processor? Check. Loads of RAM? Check.
Chinese manufacturer Oppo has officially introduced US consumers to the Find 5, describing it as “one of this year's most mysterious and anticipated mobile products”. Er, that might be a bit of a stretch, but it does sound pretty sweet.
Oppo Find 5 specs include a 5in 1080p display (441 PPI). Brilliantly, when the display is off, it becomes a “borderless sheet of pure black, mysteriously calming yet satisfying to the eye”. Best. Press release. Ever.
Other Oppo Find 5 specs include a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), NFC (Near Field Communication), Wi-Fi Display and DLNA support for wirelessly throwing content at your TV, and a 2,500mAh battery.
Somewhat disappointingly, the Oppo Find 5 has just 16GB internal storage, with no microSD support. Why do you keep doing this to us, manufacturers?
On the plus side, the Oppo Find 5 rear camera sounds pretty mental (in a good way). It’s of the 13MP variety, and the Oppo Find 5 is the first smartphone to boast hardware supported HDR photography and video recording.
No word on an Oppo Find 5 UK release just yet. Bothered?