Oppo Find 5 32 GB model to launch in the U.S. and markets outside China
There is no official arrival date of Oppo’s Find 5 in the U.S, and if 16 GB storage is a turn off then there is an update which may peak your interest of Oppo's take at a phablet.
Oppo’s recently launched Find 5 boasts impressive specs, but for a lot of smartphone enthusiasts the 16 GB of internal storage might be the biggest turn off. Worry not, because Oppo recently announced that a 32 GB model will follow suit locally as well as internationally.
Aside from the increase internal storage, the 32 GB Find 5 will have the exact same specs as the 16 GB—and for completeness sake, the Find 5 sports a 5-inch 1920×1080 display (441 ppi), Qualcomm’s APQ8064 quad-core @ 1.5GHz, 16GB/32GB ROM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, a 2500mAh battery, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to boot.
Along with the upgrade in internal storage, the Oppo Find 5 will be dropping in some additional countries, which include: Canada, UK, Spain, Australia, Germany, France, Belgium, Malaysia, Sweden, Singapore, Finland, Greece, Denmark, New Zealand, Norway, Japan and Hong Kong. Some sources are pointing to Q1 2013 as the launch time frame of the Oppo Find 5 internationally. However, even that time frame is blurred since Oppo has yet to confirm anything else besides its intent to explore global retail channels. For now, Oppo’s USA website is stating that the 32 GB Find 5 will cost $569.00, and $499.00 for the 16 GB model.
Some can theorize that Oppo’s decision to tackle competitive markets like the U.S. is because Chinese competitors like ZTE and Huawei are struggling supplant themselves in foreign soils. Recent conspiracy theories slapped upon the Huawei and ZTE brand have made it extremely difficult for these Chinese companies to increase its market presence stateside. Therefore, it’s an opportune time for up and coming Chinese companies like Oppo to test the water of other markets with devices like the Find 5.
Samsung has controlled a lot of the attention of the phablet scene in the U.S. (you can throw LG and HTC into that conversation, too), but globally people are becoming more and more interested in smartphones with 5+ inch displays regardless of the brands. Hence, a growing market in combination with hard times for its competitors means that Oppo has a chance in building brand awareness outside of China.