Oppo produces high-end Android phone

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Best known in Australia for its Blu-ray players, Chinese electronics company Oppo has turned its hand to the state-of-the-art Find 5 phone.

Oppo's Find 5.
(Credit: Oppo)

The Oppo Find 5 was teased several months ago, but recent news from Beijing has made the device official, and revealed some truly impressive specs.

A 5-inch 1080p display is probably the most noticeable feature of the phone, but this is backed with a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 chip.

The primary camera is 13MP with a host of intriguing software features, including super-slo-mo recording at 120fps. The front camera is 1.9MP, and there's the usual array of near-field communication (NFC), Wi-Fi direct and more, all running on Jelly Bean, specifically Android 4.1.2.

It's 8.8mm thick, but this also allows the Find 5 to accommodate a 2500mAh battery, along with Dolby 3D sound, for some reason.

In fact, probably only the big downer is the lack of a microSD slot, meaning that you're stuck with the default 16GB of memory.

The Find 5 is definitely getting a US release, although Oppo phones haven't made it to Australia before. The specs for the spectrum tech used in the phone are GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz and UMTS 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100MHz, so parallel importing may be an option for some users.

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Oppo's not a brand i come across often, but DVD/bluray players is not an area i pay much attention to... But taking a look at the reviews i can see why i might not have seen them, price (but with quality)... good to see from a Chinese producer.

now taking that into consideration, this phone makes a bit more sense, high end specs, focusing around the camera, screen and processor. The design looks top notch... hopefully it doesn't carry the same DVD player high price.

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