The Oppo R7 has just been announced at a big company launch event. It’s powered by ColorOS 2.1 / Android 4.4 and there’s an octa-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU running the show with 3GB of memory.
Inside you get 16GB of storage and there’s a microSD card slot for additional space. Packing a 5″ 1080p screen it has a 92.3% “metallic ratio” on the unibody shell, which has a “velvety metallic feel” on the rear.
There’s also a 13 megapixel camera with something called “phase detection autofocus (PDAF)” and smart anti-shake optimization. Oppo are very excited about their camera technology, which delivers brighter images and laser-assisted focus. Up front, there also an 8 megapixel cam.
Whilst we’re talking about batteries, you can charge this thing quickly with the “flash charge” system that’ll deliver 2 hours of talk time after a mere 5 minutes on charge. Pretty impressive.
An R7 Plus edition will also be available. That’ll have a 6″ screen, bigger battery (4100 mAh) and it’ll put the front menu buttons into the OS.
Full press release below, or you can check out the promo video..
OPPO Launches the OPPO R7 with Full Metal Unibody and Flash Shoot Technology
Beijing, May 20, 2015 – The eagerly awaited OPPO R7 smartphone has arrived, celebrating the 10th anniversary of technology and electronics company OPPO. With its exquisite design, flawless workmanship, and powerful performance, this dynamo device is the latest edition in the OPPO R series of smartphones and embodies the immaculate functionality we have come to expect from OPPO.
An elegant full metal unibody
The OPPO R7 has been designed to fit perfectly in one’s hand. With its unibody design, the smartphone’s dimensions sit at 143 mm x 71 mm x 6.3 mm, whilst weighing just 148 grams, making it perfect for one-handed use. The OPPO R7’s magnesium-aluminum alloy unibody obtains its unblemished finish thanks to 48 polishing processes using the new anodizing technology. Painted with fine particles of zircon sand, the phone’s extremely smooth metallic surface delivers a luxurious feel. The unique external antenna design also enables the metallic body to act as the antenna for the entire phone, as 92.3% of the device is pure metal.
With a full metal unibody, the OPPO R7 is both clean and smooth in touch.
Besides the stunning metal composition, the R7 also boasts a superb exterior design. For the first time,OPPO has decided to use a 2.5D curved screen,which makes slidingyour finger much more natural than compared with using a flat plane. The rear of the R7 features the first “violin arc” design, while the entire phone has been created in accordance with OPPO’s dual line philosophy. This ensures elegant minimalism in appearance and natural comfort in the hand. With these two brand new features of the curved screen and “violin arc” design, the R7 truly encompasses both detail and elegance.
8-core 64-bit processor and 3GB RAM
With aQualcomm MSM8939 1.5GHz 8-core 64-bit processor, the OPPO R7 offers a strong performance while eating up minimal power. The phone is also the first among its kind to offer 3GB RAM, run multiple apps simultaneously, and increase app loading speed by up to 100%. It is further equipped with a 16GB ROM, giving 10GB of remaining memory space to the user. The smart design of the SIM2 slot allows for the nano-SIM card and also the microSD, enabling extensive support of up to 128GB.
The OPPO R7 features a 5-inch AMOLED screen with 1080p resolution (445 ppi), making vivid images a delight to explore. These specifications offer an optimal balance between visual impact and one-handed use.
A 5-inch AMOLED screen with 1080p resolution enables a vivid visual experience for users.
The OPPO R7 is also packed with a 2320 mAh polymer battery and the best charging solution available today, the VOOC flash charging system. This technology accumulates enough power for two hours of conversation after just five minutes of charging, and is capable of charging up to 75% of the battery in just 30 minutes. These features make the R7 perfect for people on the go, as even the shortest charging time can result in extensive phone use.
The VOOC Flash Charging system charges up the OPPO R7 at lightning speed.
Never miss a moment with Flash ShootTechnology
The OPPO R7 is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera based on ISOCELL image sensor technology and an 8-megapixel Golden Angle front camera. The device’s Schneider-Kreuznach certified lens offers the cultivated, uncompromising quality of German craftsmanship and represents the highest standard of lenses available for smartphone cameras.
Flash Shoot Technology enables the OPPO R7 to take clear photos quickly.
The Flash Shoot technology used exclusively for the OPPO R7 features the new dual-drive hybrid focus system, which includes the standard Contrast Detection Auto-focus (AF) and the new Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF). This ensures rapid launch, fast focus, and stable images.
The R7’s shooting speed is 30% faster than what is found in smartphones of the same class.Thecamera start-up alone needs just 0.7seconds. Its PDAF function is also equal to that of an SLR camera, with its focusing speed reaching up to an astounding 0.1 seconds. The R7 has further adopted an exclusive, anti-shake optimization algorithm to make photos as clear as possible.
Together with Pure Image 2.0+, the OPPO R7 is capable of taking Ultra-HD photos of up to 50-megapixels. In addition to features such as Beautification 3.0, Super GIF, and Fast Lens, the OPPO R7 is a smartphone dedicated to the art of photography.
Experience the new ColorOS 2.1
The OPPO R7 comes with the latest ColorOS 2.1 operating system, which has been improved to boost practicality and aesthetic value. This latest version of ColorOS seeks to be much more than just a visually pleasing experience – its goal is to help users organize and lead their lives with greater convenience.
With ColorOS 2.1, the OPPO R7 UI has been elevated to new heights of clarity and beauty.
Besides an improved operating system and appearance, ColorOS 2.1 comes with more fun and useful features. For example, the phone’s system can be automatically cleared when in sleep mode, while expanded gesture features make using the phone faster and more convenient. OPPO also offers its users a wide range of attentive customer service options, so that using an OPPO device means making your life easier and forever fun.
The OPPO R7 Plus hits the market at the same time
OPPO R7 Plus
Today, OPPO also announces the R7 Plus. In addition to the full metal unibody, 2.5D curved screen, VOOC rapid charging, and powerful hardware, the smartphone offers a 6-inch display screen, advanced laser focus features, and a larger capacity battery for a more charming and dynamic experience.