Oppo R7s With 4GB RAM, 5.5-Inch AMOLED Display, VOOC Fast Charging Unveiled

Oppo, a Chinese electronics manufacturer that focuses on the production of media players and mobile devices, officially debuted the R7s on the opening day, Oct. 18, of the 35th GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) held at the Dubai World Trade Center.


The R7s is Oppo’s latest addition to its R7 offerings. The company previously released R7 and R7 Plus, which were commended for their long battery life, rapid charging capabilities, metal unibody, precise finger scanner and expandable memory.

Based on its listed technical specifications, the R7s clearly takes after its older brothers. While its 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display is smaller than the R7 Plus and bigger than the R7, it shares the same 2.5D arc edge screen and 1080p native resolution with both of its predecessors. The specified SoC is a Qualcomm MSM8939 Octa-core (Snapdragon 615), the same one which the earlier offerings were fitted with. It should be more than capable of supporting Oppo’s proprietary OS, ColorOS 2.1, that runs atop Android 5.1.

The expandable storage can support microSD cards up to 32GB. The memory card slot doubles as a Nano SIM card slot that will allow users to insert one Nano SIM card together with the main Micro SIM card — a feature that other R7 devices also enjoy. Of course, the main SIM slot, along with the expansion, will support 4G LTE connectivity.

The latest Oppo phablet features an 8 MP front-facing camera while the main camera will be 13 MP, supporting HDR and having an anti-shake optimization. The whole package is enclosed in an aircraft-grade magnesium aluminum alloy unibody.

However, it does have some notable differences from the rest of the family. The R7s has 4GB of RAM compared to the 3GB on both the R7 and the R7 Plus. The Li-Po battery packs also differ. The R7s has 3,070 mAh, which sits in the middle of the R7’s 2,320 mAh and R7 Plus’ 4,100 mAh. Nonetheless, the R7s still supports Oppo’s VOOC Flash Charging which facilitates 75 percent of the maximum battery capacity to be filled in just 30 minutes. Five minutes of charging will yield two hours of talk time.

Oppo’s latest R7 device will be released to South-East Asian and Australian markets in November while releases for the U.S. and Europe will be in December 2015.

Oppo R7 Plus hits international markets

Oppo might not be quite up to par with some of its more premium Chinese competitors, but the OEM has always had a distinct and unique approach to devices. There is nothing like a little twist to help sales along and the Oppo R7 and R7 Plus are no strangers to that strategy, boasting a futuristic edge-to-edge screen design inside a slick and clean body.


The pair of devices have already been around for three months or so, but Oppo has been having some understandable troubles with international availability. The R7 actually hit international pre-orders around the end of June and has been a whopping success, especially in certain markets, like Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan.

Now, its bigger sibling, the R7 Plus is following in its footsteps and is venturing into global sales with high hopes of sharing the same success. This ambition is pretty justifiable, given that the R7 Plus is a solid mid-range offer, just like its sibling and even better in many ways.


Computing power on the R7 Plus comes courtesy of a Qualcomm 615 chipset with a 64-bit octa-core processor and 3GB RAM. Memory is set at 32GB, twice that of the R7 and a microSD slot is also available.

Another key difference between the pair is the display size. The R7 plus swaps the 5.0-inch AMOLED display for a spacious 6.0-inch one, while preserving the impressive AMOLED technology and the FullHD resolution. Naturally, the device is also bigger and heavier, although not a lot. It measures 158 x 82 x 7.75mm and tips the scales at 203g.

oth the R7 and R7 Plus come with a 13MP main camera behind an f/2.2 lens. Phase detection autofocus and a single-LED flash complete the picture on the R7, while the R7 Plus adds laser autofocus and a dual-LED flash. Additionally, the sensor inside the R7 Plus is of the RGBW variety, and the company claims 78% less noise and 32% better light gathering capability compared to conventional designs.

Last, but not least, least, the Plus model also has a whopping 4,100 mAh battery, backed up by Oppo’s patented VOOC fast charging technology and a fingerprint reader on the back. Now that is an impressive package.

We already had a quick meeting with the R7 Plus at its unveiling event, but the final retail unit is already in the office, so we’ll be as quick as possible to come up with one of our full reviews in the following weeks.

Oppo A51 said to launch this month for $270

The Oppo A51 – which received a certification from TENAA last month – will carry a $270 price tag, and will go on sale within a couple of weeks, according to a new report.


Specs-wise, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 410 SoC with quad-core 1.2GHz CPU and Adreno 306 GPU, and sports a 5-inch 720p screen, which uses an IPS panel. It comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable internal memory, and packs in a 2,420mAh battery.

The Oppo A51 features an 8MP rear unit and a 5MP front shooter. It runs Android 5.1 with Color OS 2.1 on top. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB, as well as dual SIM support.

Oppo R7 available to pre-order in the US free headphones included

Last month, when Oppo announced the R7 and R7 Plus, it started selling them only in China. Now, the R7 is available to pre-order internationally, including in the US, where it will start shipping in early July.


Oppo is asking $399 for an unlocked R7 (free shipping included), letting you choose between the handset’s silver and golden versions. For a limited time, Oppo is giving a pair of iLike Speed Metal headsets for free to all those who are pre-ordering the R7. However, there are two things to note about the smartphone: although it’s officially sold by Oppo, it comes with a European charging plug (so you’ll need an adapter to charge it in the US), and it doesn’t support US LTE bands (but it does work on the 3G networks of AT&T and T-Mobile).

If you’re willing to ignore the two inconveniences mentioned above, the Oppo R7 seems to be an interesting handset to own. The phone has a 6.3mm-thin metal body, while sporting a 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, and running Color OS (based on Android KitKat). Powered by an octa-core, 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor, the R7 further features a 13 MP rear camera, an 8 MP front-facing camera, 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2320 mAh battery.

The Oppo R7 Plus (which has a 6-inch 1080p display and a 4100 mAh battery) is not yet available to pre-order internationally.

Oppo R5 hands-on

Oppo R5 was announced shortly after the Gionee Elife S5.1 and ended its glory as the thinnest smartphone around. The 4.9mm Oppo R5 is so thin that it can’t even pack a proper audio jack.

But there is more. The R5 isn’t just thin, it’s really sturdy – Oppo recently demonstrated in a catchy video that the R5 is equally capable as a fruit cutter and a nail hammer. Razor thin and tough as rock – meet the Oppo R5.


We were eager to get this smartphone for proper testing since its announcement in late October. It was announced as the thinnest smartphone in the world, made out of metal, packing a 5.2″ 1080p Super AMOLED screen and powered by the Snapdragon 615 chip with an octa-core processor.

Now technically, the Vivo X5 Max already stole the thinnest phone in the world bragging rights, but we have yet to see this one in person.

The Oppo R5 is quite the looker, stuffed with top-notch hardware, including a 13MP snapper. Android KitKat plus the latest Color 2.0 launcher sweeten the overall user experience.

Now, it’s time for our traditional hands-on treatment. Enjoy!  Youtube Video   >> Here <<