Eight months after its initial release, the UK is finally getting the Oppo Find 7, after pre-orders of the premium handset were opened up to British buyers.
Oppo is a relatively unknown quantity for many UK shoppers, similar to that of Xiaomi or ZTE, but it seems that it could use the well-received Find 7 as a platform to make itself known in Great Britain.
The phone, which is now listed on Amazon’s UK website, is officially open for pre-orders which start at £319 for the 16GB variant of the handset. Of course, if you need more room, you can always stump up £379 for a device with double the memory, or simply invest in a MicroSD card of your choosing.
The Oppo phone is available in either black or white, so not much for the more pro-colour fans out there, whilst delivery is free on all orders, as you’d expect from a company like Amazon.
The device is listed as having a December 17th delivery date, meaning it could prove a perfect Christmas gift (if you’re feeling that generous) or an ideal pre-Christmas upgrade.
All of the deals are currently listed as sim-free, and it’s unlikely that any contract deals will be popping up anytime soon, so you should make sure to pick up a sim card if you plan on grabbing the high-end Oppo device.
If you’re not quite up to scratch with the Find 7, you can expect to find a 5.5” QHD display made with Gorilla Glass 3, a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel selfie snapper.
Inside the device a Snapdragon 801 chipset runs things extremely well, whilst 3GB RAM and a quad-core 2.5GHz processor manage a lot of the heavy lifting.
A 3,000mAh battery lasts well over a day, whilst the aforementioned MicroSD support ensures that you should have plenty of room for all of the media and apps you’d like.
The Android operating system is welcome on the software front, whilst the external design of the handset is solid, but not ground-breaking.
Projected sales for the Oppo handset are completely unknown for now, with the spec sheet likely to draw some interest, but lack of branding not being massively helpful.
Considering how well the Find 7 does on the UK market, it could dictate whether Oppo continue to release phones here in Britain, with a follow-up handset highly anticipated in Asia.
Of course, we always have our fingers crossed for any new handset coming our way in the future, so we will be hoping that Oppo sees a use for the UK market regardless of how the Find 7 performs.
Written by Luke Hatfield