Oppo Find 5 to Prove Strong Rival for HTC’s Butterfly

Both feature similar hardware specs, though completely different price tags

By on January 4th, 2013 21:21 GMT

Back in December 2012, Chinese mobile phone maker Oppo Mobile announced the upcoming global availability of its large 5-inch Oppo Find 5 device, one that might prove a worthy rival for other high-end smartphones out there.

The handset is already expected to challenge sales of HTC’s 5-inch Butterfly smartphone, at least in China, if not on international markets as well.

As DigiTimes notes in a recent article, the two devices are almost similar in specs, yet Oppo’s device has a few features that could help it become more popular.

Both of these smartphones have been launched with 5-inch screens capable of delivering 1080p resolutions and 440ppi pixel densities, while being powered by quad-core processors complemented by 2GB of RAM.

Furthermore, both have been unveiled with 16GB of internal memory, though only Butterfly sports a microSD memory card slot for storage expansion.

On the other hand, Find 5 features a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, while Butterfly comes only with an 8MP camera.

Both devices have been made available for purchase with Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system on board, and both might receive an update to a newer flavor of the OS.

The advantage that Oppo Find 5 will have over its rival is said to translate in a lower price tag, since it is sold at only CNY 2,998 ($480 / 365 Euro), compared to the CNY 4,799 (US$770 / 585 Euro) price tag that HTC Butterfly sports in China.

Last month, Oppo announced plans to make the device available in markets such as the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Japan, and Singapore, among others, and it should bring it to shelves before the end of this quarter.

HTC is also working on making Butterfly available in more markets around the world, after launching it only in Japan and the United States in the beginning.

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