By Stephen Schenck | May 28, 2012 4:10 PM
We had super-thin smartphones on the mind last week, and took a long, hard look at just what we’re getting ourselves into with these ever-shrinking handsets, and what ramifications this race to the bottom has on phone ergonomics and usability. At the time, the thinnest phone announced was the 6.68-millimeter Huawei Ascend P1 S, but records are meant to be broken; we’ve already learned about an upcoming handset that will do Huawei one better, shrinking things down to 6.65 millimeters.
The Oppo Finder will measure – camera protrusion excluded – just 6.65 millimeters thick when it makes its retail debut next month. Granted, that’s hardly any of an improvement over the Ascend P1 S, but thinner is thinner.
Under the (very thin) hood, the ICS-running Finder will pack a 1.5GHz dual-core processor (no word on if we’re talking an S4 or not) and include a gigabyte of RAM. The Finder will have a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, an eight-megapixel main camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facer.
Right now, we’ve only heard of plans to release the Oppo Finder in China, where it will sell for what works out to about $630. Pre-orders for the phone will open up on June 6, with retail availability later in the month.
Now we’re left wondering who will knock the Finder from its thinnest-phone-throne, and if its successor will mark any significant change in thickness, or if we’re looking forward to more of this shaving-down by fractions of a millimeter.