Though the Oppo N1, due out on December 10, is pretty innovative and visually striking, the true heir to Find 5’s throne and the top spot on the OEM’s totem pole has long been rumored to come after the N1 and get branded as the Find 7.
Oppo has made quite a few waves in the weeks leading up to the N1 formal intro, and now the buzz is back at heights, as the swiveling, camera-centric, CyanogenMod-running smartphone has a price tag and ETA attached to its name.
Instead of bringing to light yet another artificial spec buster unable to top the Android food chain for more than a few months, up-and-coming Chinese OEM Oppo has adopted a slightly different strategy for the N1, which is a road-opener in many ways, while in others… it’s fairly mediocre.
For an OEM that’s not very much used to media attention or online buzz, Oppo sure knows how to build solid hype ahead of the N1 unveiling. And it does so aided by official marketing tools, such as the company’s Facebook, Google+ or YouTube accounts, which is even more commendable.
Seeing as Oppo’s latest flagship phone, the Find 5, can still hold its own against most Android heavyweights (especially in terms of pricing), and its follow-up, dubbed Find 7, will not become official anytime soon, you might expect everything to be quiet on the Oppo front.
Sad to hear Oppo has no plans whatsoever for a 3.7-inch Find 5 Mini? Well, maybe the possibility of a Find 5 Google Edition will make the sorrow go away. Plus, the Find 7 has also been officially confirmed and should be made available by the end of the year.
Oppo Find 5’s follow-up, likely called Find 7 (no idea what happened with the 6), is back in the rumor mill, following a month of peace and quiet. The thing is even more impressive than before, being tipped to pack a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and… 4,000 mAh battery.