After a number of teasers and leaks, Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has unveiled the new R7 and R7 Plus Android smartphones. The phones are now on pre-order in China and will reach global markets over the coming months.
Part of Oppo’s R-series of slim smartphone, the new phones sports a magnesium-aluminum alloy unibody design with 6.3mm (R7) and 7.75mm (R7 Plus) thick chassis. The smartphones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core 64-bit processor and run on Android Lollipop-based Color OS 2.1. While the R7 features a 5-inch full HD AMOED display, R7 Plus will come with 6-inch full HD AMOLED screen.
On the imaging front, Oppo has gone with 13MP f2.2 primary camera and 8MP f2.4 secondary shooter. Among other key features, the company has included a fingerprint scanner on the back of the R7 Plus, but the same is not present on the R7. You can check out the detailed specifications later in the report.
Pricing and availability
According to Oppo, the R7 will retail at 2499 yuan in China, while the R7 Plus will carry a price-tag of 2999 yuan. Although the pre-orders for both phones are already open at JD.com and Oppo Style, the shipping for R7 will start in June and the Plus version will arrive in August. In terms of the colour options, the company is offering silver and gold variants.
|Smartphone||Oppo R7||Oppo R7 Plus|
|Display||5-inch 1920x1080p AMOLED||6-inch 1920x1080p AMOLED|
|Size||143 x 71 x 6.3 mm; 147 grams||158.18 x 82.3 x 7.75 mm; 203 grams|
|Processor||1.5GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, octa-core, 64-bit||1.5GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, octa-core, 64-bit|
|Memory||3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot (also acts second SIM slot)||3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, microSD card slot (also acts second SIM slot)|
|Cameras||13MP f2.2 rear, 8MP f2.4 front||13MP f2.2 rear, 8MP f2.4 front|
|Connectivity||4G, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||4G, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth|
|Battery||2320 mAh||4100 mAh|
|Others||VOOC Flash Charge support||Fingerprint scanner, VOOC Flash Charge|