Oppo’s newest phone, the R7s, launches in Australia today. It’ll be available online from Oppo’s website soon and is already available at Dick Smith Electronics stores (and online) for $529. For that price you’re getting a competitive set of specs as the phone enters the mid-range battleground.
The R7s continues Oppo’s well-regarded R-series design pedigree, first seen in the super-slim R5 and evolving into last year’s R7 and refined with the R7 Plus. It’s just under 7mm thin, and continues the magnesium-alloy metal unibody design. Oppo’s using a number of new techniques this time around to endow the R7s with an extremely smooth metallic surface.
The display moves up to a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED screen and while it doesn’t change the processor, the Snapdragon 615 is now paired up with a massive 4GB of RAM to aid multitasking performance. The main camera is a 13MP f/2.2 model with phase detection auto-focus claiming an auto-focus time of 0.1 seconds. Oppo’s also claiming a 30% decrease in camera launch time, and smart anti-shake software optimisation. The front camera is an 8MP f/2.4.
It’s good to see a large 3,070 mAh battery packed into the R7s, too. It’s also sporting Oppo’s VOOC rapid charging technology, so you can charge it up to 90% of capacity in 50 minutes – when connected to a VOOC charger.
We’re looking forward to taking a look at the R7s in the next few days, with a review unit winging its way to Ausdroid HQ!
- 5.5″ 1080p AMOLED display w Gorilla Glass 4
- Octa-core MSM8939 (Snapdragon 615)
- 4GB RAM
- 32GB Storage, microSD in second SIM slot
- 13MP f/2.2 rear camera
- 8MP f/2.4 front camera
- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB-OTG
- GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
- 4G LTE: 1/3/5/7/8/28/TD-38/39/40/41
- Micro SIM, Nano SIM
- Android 5.1, Color OS
- 3,070 mAh battery with VOOC rapid charging
- 151.8 x 75.4 x 6.95mm, 155g
- Case included in box