Oppo Find 5 Mini leaked with 3.7in 720p display (UPDATE: not happening)

Oppo Find 5 Mini leaked with 3.7in 720p display (UPDATE: not happening)The Oppo Find 5 made mobile history last year, landing in September 2012 as the world’s first 1080p smartphone.

The obligatory Mini version probably won’t turn quite as many heads, as it threatens to deliver a comparatively modest 3.7in 720p display.  (EDIT: update below!)

The Oppo Find 5 Mini leaks out of China, specifically via Chinese-language site My Drivers.

There’s not a whole lot of Oppo Find 5 Mini rumour meat to chew on, other than the 3.7in display size and 720p resolution. Oh, and it’ll be available in four colours, apparently; red, green, yellow and blue.

Taking a quick flight over to Italy and HDBlog.it, it’s speculated that the Oppo Find 5 Mini might land with a dual-core processor (as opposed to the quad-core unit found on the original) and 1GB of RAM (halved from the big guy).

Sadly, there seems to be some unwritten rule that says the smaller the phone, the worse the spec sheet. Not everyone is into massive-screened phones, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that someone delivers a pocket-friendly device with face-punching specs.

Alas, that phone probably won’t be the Oppo Find 5 Mini, nor is it the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. Bah.

UPDATE: Oppo's PR chaps got in touch to say: "Unfortunately, OPPO has no plans for the release of a Find 5 Mini. We value our fans’ interest in upcoming product releases and want to make sure they have all the most up-to-date and accurate information so it would be great if you could print a correction." Er, hopefully that copy-and-paste job will do.

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AhmadCentral  Jun. 10, 2013 at 14:24

At least they haven't gimped the specs too much like every other manufacturer does when they release a phone with a small screen.

Good news.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 10, 2013 at 16:19

At least they haven't gimped the specs too much like every other manufacturer does when they release a phone with a small screen.

Good news.

Meh. It has similar specs to the (ancient) Galaxy Nexus; I'm far from impressed.

AhmadCentral  Jun. 10, 2013 at 16:31

At least they haven't gimped the specs too much like every other manufacturer does when they release a phone with a small screen.

Good news.

Meh. It has similar specs to the (ancient) Galaxy Nexus; I'm far from impressed.

The galaxy Nexus had a 4.7" screen. This is 3.7".

Trust me you can't get a phone with that screen size with these kind of specs. It's not top end specs. But it's better than the Galaxy Ace 2 by a long shot.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 10, 2013 at 16:36

At least they haven't gimped the specs too much like every other manufacturer does when they release a phone with a small screen.

Good news.

Meh. It has similar specs to the (ancient) Galaxy Nexus; I'm far from impressed.

The galaxy Nexus had a 4.7" screen. This is 3.7".

Trust me you can't get a phone with that screen size with these kind of specs. It's not top end specs. But it's better than the Galaxy Ace 2 by a long shot.

Yeah, but making a display bigger/smaller isn't an advancement. My point was that this is another crippled, "mini" version of a better phone and it's been a long time since specs like these have been considered high end.

True, it is better than the Ace 2, but is it better than the Ace 3 or S4 Mini? Also, any idea on pricing yet? I know Oppo are a Chinese company, but the Find 5 wasn't exactly cheap.

AhmadCentral  Jun. 10, 2013 at 17:12

At least they haven't gimped the specs too much like every other manufacturer does when they release a phone with a small screen.

Good news.

Meh. It has similar specs to the (ancient) Galaxy Nexus; I'm far from impressed.

The galaxy Nexus had a 4.7" screen. This is 3.7".

Trust me you can't get a phone with that screen size with these kind of specs. It's not top end specs. But it's better than the Galaxy Ace 2 by a long shot.

Yeah, but making a display bigger/smaller isn't an advancement. My point was that this is another crippled, "mini" version of a better phone and it's been a long time since specs like these have been considered high end.

True, it is better than the Ace 2, but is it better than the Ace 3 or S4 Mini? Also, any idea on pricing yet? I know Oppo are a Chinese company, but the Find 5 wasn't exactly cheap.


Yup, i know what you're saying. And it is smaller and better than the S4 Mini. But it is lacking LTE which is a minus for some people.

No word on pricing. Oppo is a premium brand (just look at the quality of their blu ray players) so don't expect it to be cheap.

mariominiaci  Jun. 12, 2013 at 14:00

I've recently been impressed by the consistently-discounted Motorola Razr i . I have an SGS2 right now and have had for 2 years, but if it blew up tomorrow (touch would) I would go for the Razr i straight away. Feels so very premium, has a notification light (yay!) and is less bloated than Kate Moss' toe.
Having said that, if Samsung were to bring out a Galaxy S2 Legacy or something which would basically improve the battery, extra gig of RAM and a slightly grippier build, I'd go for it immediately.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 12, 2013 at 17:17

I've recently been impressed by the consistently-discounted Motorola Razr i . I have an SGS2 right now and have had for 2 years, but if it blew up tomorrow (touch would) I would go for the Razr i straight away. Feels so very premium, has a notification light (yay!) and is less bloated than Kate Moss' toe.
Having said that, if Samsung were to bring out a Galaxy S2 Legacy or something which would basically improve the battery, extra gig of RAM and a slightly grippier build, I'd go for it immediately.

I'm sure the RAZR i only has 1GB of RAM, the same as the S2? Also, you can buy a million and one different extended batteries for the S2, it was a stupidly popular device back in its heyday. As for a grippier build, stick it in an S-Line case (available for about 99p off eBay) and you'll have all the grip you could possibly ask for.

Bloatware can easily be fixed on the S2, too (especially considering the S2 is one of the easiest phones ever to gain root access on). Just install a custom rom which doesn't have all the Samsung crap on it or use an app like Root App Delete (available free from the Play Store) to remove the Samsung bloatware from a stock Samsung firmware.

mariominiaci  Jun. 12, 2013 at 21:02

I'm sure the RAZR i only has 1GB of RAM, the same as the S2?

Correct - the Razr is the phone I'd pick as a value/functionality trade-off instead of getting a new contract or something. The other bits like ram and stuff were a wishlist basically.

Also, you can buy a million and one different extended batteries for the S2, it was a stupidly popular device back in its heyday. As for a grippier build, stick it in an S-Line case (available for about 99p off eBay) and you'll have all the grip you could possibly ask for.
I have many of them. I finally settled on the official Samsung extended battery (the one that doesn't look like an extended battery) which did sterling work for around a year and is now back to naff. It's good because it fits in most accessories. The grippy part though - the back of the Razr and the size of it make it very snug to hold indeed.

Bloatware can easily be fixed on the S2, too (especially considering the S2 is one of the easiest phones ever to gain root access on). Just install a custom rom which doesn't have all the Samsung crap on it or use an app like Root App Delete (available free from the Play Store) to remove the Samsung bloatware from a stock Samsung firmware.
Rooted mine about a month into the contract. I'm aware though that not all buyers of phones are prepared to root and flash, so the Razr's OOTB provision is quite nice from that point of view. You have reminded me though, I'm still packing 4.1.2 on my GS2, maybe I'll be bothered to upgrade to 4.2.2. sometime if I can find a stable ROM. Reinstalling the apps is such a pain though, I always seem to screw something up on Titanium pro.

AhmadCentral  Jun. 12, 2013 at 23:59

I like this guy^

He knows his stuff

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 13, 2013 at 00:02

I like this guy^

He knows his stuff

Me too, we've found a keeper :p.

SpeedyG  Jun. 20, 2013 at 18:54

Well this was a waste of time :p

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