Oppo smartphone heading to Australia this month

A brand not normally known for smartphones and more commonly associated with Blu-ray will be shaking up the shelves of at least one store shortly, as Oppo’s 5 inch Full HD device heads to Australia.

Announced late last year as one of the first 5 inch Full HD devices in the world, Oppo’s Find 5 is a flagship Android handset from a brand not normally connected with Android anythings.

In fact, we normally see Oppo through its line of home theatre devices, such as the $699 Blu-ray player capable of upscaling movies to 4K.

New to Australia, the Find 5 brings a Full HD screen to a device for under $700, while also packing in similar specs to what other top tier competitors are throwing into 2013 smartphones.

As such, there’s a 13 megapixel camera, NFC, WiFi, a decent sized battery at 2500mAh, Snapdragon S4 Pro like what LG used in the Optimus G, 2GB RAM, and 16GB of storage.

There are some downsides, such as the storage lacking a microSD slot and no support for 4G LTE connections, but the screen appears to be a reasonably high-grade 5 inch IPS display capable of showing 441 pixels per inch, making it much higher than that of Apple’s iPhone 5 “Retina” grade screen.

While we’ve yet to see the handset, we were curious to see it late last year, so even though it’s late and competing against some very high-end phones out now with even better innards, it could prove itself a decent device if found for the right price.

Currently, only one e-tailer has grabbed the handset for Australia, with BecexTech bringing the phone to Australia for a recommended retail price of $699 (hey, just like the Blu-ray player).