The Oppo Find 7 will be announced on March 19, after almost 15 months since the introduction of its predecessor, the Find 5. So Oppo has certainly taken its time here, but it might all have been worth it, since the Find 7 will be among the first smartphones in the world to come with a QHD (2,560×1,440) screen.
However, one of Oppo’s invites for its unveiling party has hinted that there may be more than one version of the Find 7. And today this fact has been confirmed through some AnTuTu benchmark results. Someone apparently has both models in for testing, and that person has run the aforementioned benchmark on both of them, and now the results are public.
They tell us that, as anticipated, one variant will come with ‘just’ a 1080p Full HD touchscreen, whereas the other one will sport the 5.5-inch QHD panel. But there’s one more difference between them, and that’s the chipset used. For the (presumably) cheaper 1080p Full HD Find 7, Oppo has used the MSM8974 Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, clocked at 2.26 GHz. This is the same part that we’ve seen so far in most flagship smartphones that have been launched over the past few months. For the QHD model, though, the MSM8974AC Snapdragon 800 is used, which is newer and clocked at 2.45 GHz. This chipset’s GPU is clocked higher too, and that was undoubtedly needed to power all those pixels.
Otherwise, both devices are identical. There’s a 13 MP rear camera in there, alongside a 5 MP front snapper, 3 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage (possibly expandable via microSD cards). The Find 7 runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean at the moment, and it’s unclear if it will manage to launch with Android 4.4 KitKat on board.
But wait, there’s more. What you see above this paragraph (courtesy of NoWhereElse) could be the first ever leaked image showing the Find 7 – or, more specifically, its back. And in purple, no less. It looks like it would fit in Sony’s lineup without a problem, save for the curved bottom side. It’s impossible to tell right now whether this photo is the real deal and actually depicts the Oppo Find 7, but with the official announcement only one month away now we expect to see many more leaks about it in the coming days and weeks. So if you’re interested in high-spec Chinese smartphones, do stay tuned for all that.