Full HD phone announced from Blu-ray set maker Oppo

It’s nice to know that there are more smartphone makers out there than just the big ones. You might not have heard of Oppo, but if you have, you know them for making high-end Blu-ray players, one of the few things sold from the company in this country. Now, that same company has a mobile handset, and it’s sporting some pretty high-end specs.

Launched as the “Find 5,” Oppo’s premium smartphone brings with it something no phone in Australia has, and only one announced device in the world has.

Like the HTC Butterfly J, there’s a big 5 inch IPS screen supporting the Full HD resolution of 1920×1080, supporting a massive 441 pixels per inch, completely blowing Apple’s “Retina” grade panel out of the water with an immense amount of clarity.

Specs are pretty high for this smartphone, which brings with a a quad-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5GHz, Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean,” 2GB RAM which should improve the speed of Android, and 16GB of internal storage, though like Google’s Nexus phones, there is no microSD slot here.

Multimedia is also being catered for with a 13 megapixel rear camera capable for grabbing five frames per second (5fps) Full HD video, while the front features a 1.9 megapixel camera.

The audio has taken some improvements too, supporting a new technology called “Dirac HD” which apparently is used in cars from names such as BMW, Bentley, and Rolls Royce.

There’s your regular set of connections, including GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, DLNA, and WiFi spread across 802.11 a/b/g/n. About the only thing it’s missing is support for the 4G Long-Term Evolution technology, which looks to have missed this generation of handset.

We haven’t seen Oppo release much beyond a Blu-ray player locally, but we’re hoping to see this handset make landfall in Australia, because it already sounds excellent.