The smartphone industry was greatly astounded when the 41-megapixel camera smartphone Nokia Lumia 1020 was released on the market. The device became an instrument in creating a competition in the industry in producing an imaging apparatus that captures pictures with unmatched quality. As a response, other smartphone companies like Apple managed to keep up or somehow raise the bar in terms of mobile camera features. The current flagship Apple smartphone the iPhone 5s was integrated with a faster, better camera with its enhanced built-in features like a continuous burst mode, larger sensor, resolution, and aperture, auto image stabilization, the True Tone flash, and a bunch of photo filters. Obviously, the competition is alive.
Well, one of the most sought after features of a smartphone is its camera; hence, it is but normal for manufacturers to come up with a flagship device that packs a cutting-edge camera. Perhaps, image resolution is just one factor in the overall ingenuity of a mobile camera, but we can never deny the fact that the more pixels there are, the clearer an image becomes. And this is what exactly what the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo had in mind when it decided to come up with the Find 7.
The Oppo Find 7 will be the first device of its kind to be incorporated with a camera that can snap 50-megapixel images. With that amount of pixel density, you will be able to see the finest ridges of a silver coin or the passersby on a busy street when you’re atop a hundred-meter skyscraper. The device achieves the 50-megapixel quality image by using a software to stitch together the best 4 images out of the 10 consecutive shots captured from a 13-megapixel Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor. As a result, you’ll have an amazing photo with clear detail.
The 50-megapixel quality may be the hallmark of the Oppo Find 7, but it most certainly doesn’t just end there; the Chinese-manufactured smartphone also packs the most powerful specs ever seen on a handheld device. Actually, same as with the strategy of Apple with its latest iPhone release, Oppo will be launching two variants of the Find 7: the fully-featured Find 7 to be made available in May or June and the more affordable Find 7a arriving earlier in April.
The more powerful version will boast a quad HD (2560 x 1440) display that is perfect for viewing the 50-megapixel shots you take. Moreover, it will be powered by a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB RAM and a 3,000mAh battery. With that power, you can be able to run even the most taxing of apps seamlessly. On the other hand, the more affordable version will feature a 1920 x 1080 display, 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, and 2,800mAh battery. Both units will feature Gorilla Glass 3 and will run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Storage space won’t be a problem because aside from the 32GB (Find 7) or 16GB (Find 7a) internal memory, both can be expanded up to 128GB with a media card. The former is expected to be retailed for $599, while the latter is expected to cost $499.
Smartphones are designed to fit a specific demographic of consumers, and if you are one among many who takes imaging seriously, then the Oppo Find 7 might just be your most awaited device. There’s no need of any mobile accessory to make this smartphone even better, for it is in itself an outstanding handheld device!