Oppo has many devoted fans in its home market China, but elsewhere the brand has been fairly unrecognizable so far. This year the company celebrates its 10th birthday and finally begins to mark its presence in other regions. Oppo began as a maker of entry-level devices and now is moving up towards high-end tier. Its latest offerings the Oppo R7 and R7 Plus which went official earlier today are the best proof. Both phones will go on sale tomorrow in China and next month worldwide.
Oppo R7 vs. Oppo R7 Plus
Both the Oppo R7 and Oppo R7 Plus were introduced today at an event in Beijing following numerous leaks and rumors. The phones even showed up in a few ads which we reported last week. As expected, the R7 comes with relatively thick bezels and capacitive buttons under the screen.
The R7 Plus, on the other hand, has virtually bezel-less front panel and onscreen buttons. As a result, even though the screen of the Plus model is a whole inch bigger than the regular R7, the difference in dimensions is much subtler than you would expect.
While the official announcement didn’t bring any surprises as to the design since we already knew how the phone would look like, it turns out that rumors regarding the specs were somewhat off.
Both phones are powered by 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processors paired with 3GB of RAM and run Android 5.0 Lollipop with the company’s own ColorOS skin on top. Both bring 1080p resolution to the table as well as 13-megapixel main cameras and support for VOOC charging, but that’s where the similarities end.
The Oppo R7 packs a 5-inch AMOLED display, 16GB of internal memory and 2,320 mAh battery. The R7 Plus screen measures 6 inches diagonally and the phablet sports 32GB of built-in storage and a massive 4,100 battery. As for camera features, the smaller phone offers phase detection and single-LED flash, while the 6-incher adds second flash, laser autofocus and RGBW sensor to the mix. Moreover, the R7 Plus comes with fingerprint sensor on the back.
Both, the Oppo R7 and R7 Plus will hit the stores in China tomorrow and will be available globally some time in mid-June. The R7 is priced at CNY 2,499, which would be about $400, and the Plus model costs CNY 2,999 or approximately $480.