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
2,500 mAh battery
16GB internal storage plus microSD card.
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.
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, even for its large-ish battery (it’s 7mm thick!). The phone is dual-SIM and accepts microSIM cards. It supports WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS, FM and 4G.
The smartphone is available in Gold and Silver color options.
Oppo R7S has a 5.5-inch screen protected by Gorilla Glass 3 with a 2.5D shape that is branded Arc Edge. The AMOLED display has a good 401 ppi density which compliments the ColorOS 2.1 UI sitting on top of the Android 5.1 version. This UI is designed to work much faster, it has faster app launch and boot speeds, plus you get some interesting – possibly bloatware-y – software additions to the device. The changes include notifications on the lock screen, memory management processes, and gestures to launch some apps or features with the screen off. The colors on the screen are vivid, clear and bright.
The 13MP rear camera is set in a square lens holder and presents features such as the image stabilization system, a special low-light mode, editing tools and filters and a beautify-cation setting for the selfie 8MP camera because we all love our selfies!
Overall, this device seems like a very good purchase, especially if you love to hold a premium-feeling smartphone. It is very similar to an iPhone in design, but it does retain some charm of its own. Oppo R7S could prove to be one very bright and lovable smartphone come 2016.
Considering it was trying to infiltrate the US market, Oppo managed to accomplish this feat via the show America’s Next Top Model, where it quickly became a character of its own. It was promoted in every episode where its cameras and overall design became great selling points. We will have to wait and see if this stunt increases sells of Oppo devices in the US market in the near future.
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.
Are you a fan of phones with little to no bezels? Well, then you’re in luck, as the newest Oppo phone just leaked on a Chinese site shows almost no bezels to begin with. The revolution is upon us as more and more new phones come with larger and larger screens and smaller and smaller bezels.
The new unnamed phone uses curved glass on the edges of the screen to make it look even more “invisible” when it comes to its bezels. The screen is supposedly a 5.5” with Oppo’s ColorOS Android skin. The top and bottom of the device have broader bezels as they need room for cameras and jacks or charging slots.
This new look is mostly a wow factor decision considering the fact that phantom touches can trigger movement on the device as you are just holding it. As you can see from the photos above, the person holding the device is touching the screen and that could become a rather large hindrance, all depending on software.
An official announcement for the Oppo phone with basically no side bezels will be made soon.
An alleged Oppo N3 rendered image is breaking in the news with its thin design and cylindrical bump with a selfie camera. The Oppo N1 was a hit and miss device with an innovative design and preinstalled CyanogenMod ROM. It seems that, after the first not-so-perfect device, Oppo is back and GSM Arena calls dibs on a rendered image purposely showing the N3.
The image pertains to an anonymous tipster who claims the device is in fact the new Oppo N3. The smartphone seems to be impressively thin, with a bulbous cylindrical section at the top where you can find the camera as well. The side also has a small speaker paired with a second speaker at the bottom side. The body looks like it’s made of aluminum, but it could just be grey colored plastic, whereas the buttons are all kept virtual.
This could all be an over-done official render or a fan-made image. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!
AOKP 4.4.4 nightlies are released for Galaxy S4 Mini, The Nexus 7 LTE and Oppo Find 7a. The unicorn modders managed to include some bug fixes, settings for the automatic Immersive mode, lockscreen orientation, and other updates.
For some, the best addition is expanded hardware support. Nightly builds have bugs, especially in the case of new devices that have fresh Android releases.
If you feel confident in your modding abilities head over to AOKP and find your device to grab the latest build. Don’t forget to back-up all of your information before attempting this!