Oppo has published a 50-megapixel photograph supposedly snapped with its upcoming Find 7 smartphone.

Data mined from the teaser photo revealed it came from camera capable of shooting 50 megapixels. The image above is a screenshot of the original photo, which is 9.7MB heavy and has a pixel resolution of 8160 x 6120. That said, the photo might be more tease than truth.

Street signs in the photo suggest the Chinese company captured the image in Barcelona, but the car's visible license plate is clearly from Florida. Such deception makes us question the photo's overall legitimacy. Additionally, as Engadget noted, Oppo has posted misleading teasers in the past.

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For instance, Oppo published photos last summer that indicated its N1 smartphone would launch with plug-in camera lenses or add-ons. (It didn't.) We've contacted Oppo for confirmation on the Find 7’s main camera, and we'll update when more information is known.

The Oppo Find 7 is expected to debut in Beijing on 19 March. Don't be too suprised of Oppo's next flagship features less wow-worthy hardware. On the other hand, maybe the Oppo Find 7 will surprise us all and give the Nokia Lumia 1020 a run for its money.