updated 04:43 pm EDT, Fri May 25, 2012
Slimmest smartphone to date bound for Chinese market
Chinese electronics manufacturer Oppo appears to be readying to release the Finder, a smartphone that is claimed to snag the title of World's Slimmest at just over a quarter of an inch in depth. A video showing off the slim handset was released yesterday, and specs for the device have been appearing on numerous tech blogs.
The Android 4.0.3 device is said to pack a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, and 16GB of internal storage into its skinny frame. The device will feature a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera capable of 720p video capture, and an eight-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of 1080p recording.
Images of the Finder were previously leaked in April, and there was some speculation that Oppo was holding a contest to allow customers to name the forthcoming phone. Given the similarity of Finder to Oppo's Find 3, though, it seems unlikely that the contest was for the Finder. The Oppo Finder will reportedly be available for pre-order in the Chinese market for 3,999 yuan ($632) starting June 6. Availability for other markets is currently unknown. [via TGBUS.com]