OPPO F1 pre-order available – meet the mid-range smartphone of the moment

OPPO F1 was announced earlier this year at CES and now the device is available for pre-orders. The device costs $249 or the equivalent in your local currency. In order to reserve one of these babies, you will have to make a $5 or 5 euro deposit. The first units will be sent to buyers as soon as February.       OPPO F1 is a mid-range device that has a metal body merchandised under the hashtag #HelloMetal. Below you can read the rest of the specs for the device:   5-inch screen at 1280 x 720p 13MP rear-facing camera 8MP front-facing camera Snapdragon 616 processor 3GB RAM 2,500 mAh battery 16GB internal storage plus microSD card.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKgmxsUGx4M     OPPO F1 is launched in 20 countries at the moment, including Europe, North Africa, Middle East, South and South-East Asia. Pre-orders should arrive in February.   Source: OPPO

Oppo R7S first impression – premium-looking smartphone at a special price!

Oppo R7S is the most recent smartphone to grace the R7 line and it is – at least on paper – one of the best smartphones you can get since it balances specs with price very well. It is priced at around £259 (around $400 for some markets, including the US), which makes it a mid-range smartphone, but when you look at it you will definitely think it looks much more expensive than it actually is.       Main specs for Oppo R7S:   5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display octa-core Snapdragon 615 CPU (quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) 4GB of RAM 32GB of internal storage plus microSD card slot 3070mAh Battery with Flash Charger for 50-minute 90% charges 13MP rear camera 8MP front camera Android 5.1 Lollipop with Color OS.   For a mid-range phone, Oppo R7S is built pretty well and it comes with all the accessories you would want from flagship phones (but we never get a full box of things from them, do we?). The box gets you the smartphone plus a set of earbuds and a clear TPU case and a VOOC fast charge power brick. The charge power brick is a hit and miss though, because it has a European charger for some people, which means you would have to get another adapter that fits your electric plug.       Even if it is not one of the smaller smartphones around, Oppo R7S feels like a very light device at 155grams. It is also pretty slim, […]

Oppo Find 5, N1 and R819 are being denied all Lollipop pleasures

Some of Oppo’s brand smartphones will never see the light of Lollipop it seems, as officials announced earlier today. At the end of 2014 Oppo Find 5 got its update to KitKat and all was well-ish, but now it appears that is pretty much all the update Find 5, N1 and R819 will see. There are no updates to Android Lollipop and no ColorOS coming their way any time soon (or ever).     The news first appeared on some OPPO forums, and in the meantime Android Police got an official response from company representatives, where everything we feared was confirmed. The three devices will not get an update to ColorOS. Source: AndroidPolice