Oppo has been teasing its next-gen smartphone — the Find 7 — for quite sometime now. The company has confirmed via posts on various social networks that the device would sport a display with a 2k (2560*1440) resolution and LTE. Today, they have confirmed another spec of the handset — the display size.
The Oppo Find 7 will come with a 5.5-inch screen, pushing it into phablet category. However, the tweet from Oppo suggests that the device would pack the 5.5-inch screen inside a body with relatively less bezel space, giving it the feel of a 5-inch device.
— OPPO (@oppo) December 26, 2013
OEMs have been trying to shrink the bezel space on devices to fit in a bigger screen, without physically making the device any bigger. Samsung managed to fit a 5.7-inch screen inside the Note 3, a device which has the same physical dimensions as the 5.5-inch Note 2.
With such a big screen inside such a small body, there is a strong possibility that the Find 7 comes with on-screen navigation keys and not hardware/capacitive keys like the Find 5 and N1.