Oppo Unveils Smartphone With Crazy Specs

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If you can't get enough pixels, has Oppo ever got the smartphone for you. The Chinese smartphone maker has unveiled the Find 7, a phone that can capture pictures up to 50 megapixels. On top of that, it has a display that sports no less than 3 million pixels.

The 50-megapixel camera spec, although technically more higher-res than the images captured by the Nokia Lumia 1020, is actually a software trick: The image sensor on the Find 7 is actually 13 megapixels, but in Super Zoom mode it'll snap 10 pics in rapid succession. It then combines the four best photos to create the 50-megapixel image.

Less trickery is involved in the 5.5-inch Quad HD display. Although Oppo isn't the first smartphone maker to build a phone with more pixels than an iPad (that title belongs to Vivo), the Find 7 could be the first one to get any real traction. Oppo's Beijing unveiling had all the trappings of a major product launch (complete with hashtag), and the other specs are all decidedly high end.

The Find 7 packs a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, can record 4K video and is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage (expandable via microSD slot. It's also capable of connecting to 4G LTE networks. It'll sell for the unsubsidized price of $599.

If that's too much for you to pay, there's a "step down" model as well, with a full HD (1,920 x 1,080) display, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 chip, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. That one costs $499.

Oppo will begin the rollout of the Find 7 in China, although it plans global distribution, with versions for India, Europe and North America, according to Engadget. Release dates and carrier partners aren't yet known.

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