Google Edition phones seem to be a popular topic lately. We saw Google announced the Samsung GALAXY S 4 Google Edition during I/O. That of course was followed by an announcement of the Google Edition HTC One. These devices feature the same hardware specs, but they will be running a vanilla Android installation and therefor be eligible for quicker updates. More recently though, it looks like the folks at OPPO have begun teasing a Google Edition handset of their own.
The OPPO device is the Find 5 and it looks like this has started with a user. The details, or should we say plea were posted on the OPPO forums and while an official announcement has yet to be offered, there has been some chatter direct from OPPO. What we have is coming by way of their Facebook page which is asking if you would like to see a Google Edition Find 5 become reality.
Time will tell is this becomes reality, but it looks like the short answer to that question is a majority yes. The OPPO Facebook posting has attracted a little more than a 1,000 likes and a bit more than 150 comments. Of course, some of those comments are users asking for a Google Edition Find 7 -- as opposed to the Find 5.
Specific handset aside, it looks like OPPO fans are at least interested in a Google Edition and who knows, maybe OPPO can attract enough attention to push out a Google Edition Find 5 and Find 7. All that being said, the important part here is that this is not an announcement, just a concept and thought of what may happen in the future. Otherwise, as the OPPO Find 5 is only available in Europe at the moment -- a recap on those specs may be in order for those in other markets.
The Find 5 is sporting a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, 2500 mAh battery, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera and a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera. One interesting part here could be the price, keep in mind this is just speculation, however we suspect it will arrive with a lower price point than what we have seen with the GALAXY S 4 and HTC One Google Edition handsets. For comparison, the 16GB model is €399 ($535) and the 32GB model is €429 ($575).