Oppo reportedly readying world's first 1080p smartphone

After releasing the world's thinnest smartphone, the Chinese company's CEO says the Oppo Find 5 will feature a 5-inch screen with a whopping 441 pixels per inch.

Might this be Oppo's 1080p Find 5? CNMO

Oppo, a company better known for its high-end Blu-ray players, is quietly preparing to lay claim to another smartphone title.

Earlier this year, the Chinese company released the Oppo Finder, which at just 6.65mm thick edged out the competition to claim the title of the world's thinnest smartphone . Now the company appears ready to take the screen-resolution crown as well.

The Oppo Find 5 will sport a 5-inch 1080p screen that features a whopping 441 pixels per inch (ppi), Oppo Mobile CEO Chen Mingyong said in a blog detailed by Chinese tech site CNMO.com -- handily beating the Apple iPhone's 326 ppi and the Nokia Lumia 920's 331ppi. Of course, Oppo can only claim the title if it beats HTC's rumored 1,920x1,080-pixel HD display to market.

In addition to a 1,920x1,080 resolution, the phone will come with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, as well as a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor -- the same family of ARM chips found in popular mobile devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One S.

Other reported specs include a 12-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front facing camera, and a 2,500mAh battery pack. It will also reportedly feature 2GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of storage.

Pricing and release date were not revealed.

 

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