HTC has finally confirmed all our previous speculation with the announcement of the J Butterfly in Japan. This brings us a true HD 5-inch smartphone, but it is far from the only one in the works. HTC’s new phablet may have received its big unveiling earlier today, but the Oppo Find 5 is just around the corner.
The Find 5 is a rather impressive looking smartphone. The device features a 5-inch screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM. Other specs include a 12MP rear camera, a 2,500mAh battery, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
For the moment it is unclear whether or not the Oppo Find 5 will make its way outside of China. If the handset does, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and HTC J Butterfly may have some extra competition in the high-end phablet market.
While we don’t have an official release date targeted for the Find 5, several Chinese sites claim it will be released in November. If this proves true, the Find 5 will arrive in China about a month earlier than the HTC J Butterfly’s launch in Japan. Pricing for the new Oppo smartphone is said to start at 2,998 CNY (roughly $480) for the 16GB model. This certainly isn’t cheap, but you get a whole lot of phone for the money.