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    After many long weeks of anticipation, Oppo has finally gone official with its two newest Android smartphones, the N3 and R5. We're live in Singapore with the scoop on the phones, so read onward to find out more about both the high-end Oppo N3 and lower-end Oppo R5. The N3 is a follow-up to the N1 of yesteryear (and don't ask us why it's not called the N2; we're just as confused). It features a premium-looking body and top tier specs, along with a long-rumored motorized camera. Let's begin with the build – there's industrial-grade steel for the body of the phone, with a hollowed-out ...

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    Next Wednesday, October 29, Oppo is gearing up to launch its flagship N3 – that much, at least, is all but certain. After all, the company's been teasing the hell out of this phone going back over a month by this point, getting bolder and bolder with the details it's willing to share. While that means that much of the N3's story is out there by now, it may not be the only handset featured at this announcement, as Oppo's latest teaser appears to reveal a second handset getting ready to join the N3 on stage. The manufacturer shared the image above on its social accounts, showing what sure ...

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    In China, it appears, painting windows isn't yet a thing of the past. As physical Oppo stores across the mainland prepare for the upcoming launch of the new N3 smartphone, windows are being painted with details of the phone, cluing us in on what to expect from the October 29 launch event. Along with the Oppo N3 price, we also have even more info on the swivel camera the phone is toting. Thanks to these advertisements, we're able to discern on the specs front that the phone will have a 5.5-inch 1080p display, and a 16MP rotating camera. This camera (previously rumored to sport a dual-LED ...

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    Two hot technologies find themselves at a crossroads at the moment, as the latest wave of interest in virtual reality hardware crosses paths with the ongoing evolution of smartphones. Efforts like Google Cardboard and Samsung's Gear VR may have gotten this ball rolling, and we're already seeing other manufacturers eager to jump on board, as well. Now we get word of what looks like it may be the next company to join them, as Oppo teases what sure seems to be a VR headset of its own. The company shared the above image on social media late last week, and it pretty clearly depicts an ...

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    Updated with the high-quality version of the podcast. Enjoy! Samsung's latest, greatest phablet is here, and it's a hard-edged reminder that it's no longer enough just to be big; you've got to be smart about it, too. We're talking everything from #gapgate to Multi Window to the S Pen on today's podcast-style Galaxy Note 4 review ... and to help us do that, we're bringing in two very sharp tacks from respected corners of the mobile community: Brad Molen of Engadget and Florence Ion of Greenbot! This week's news didn't stop at the Note, of course. We're also talking about the big ...

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    Well this is a nice change of pace: for weeks now we've been keeping track of Oppo N3 teasers, with the company dropping details about its upcoming Android little by little. From its interesting body materials to its rotating camera, much of what we know about this handset stems from Oppo's controlled dissemination of news. That's what makes today's find so different, as an unofficial leak seems to reveal a fingerprint scanner hiding away on the back of the N3. Oppo already shared with us a pic of the phone's back when revealing its camera a few days back, but the cropped image didn't ...

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    Oppo has done a very good job at remaining under the flagship radar over the last couple of months. The Oppo N1 was clearly one of the best innovations of last year with its swivel camera mechanism and the option for you to buy it running CyanogenMod. The same can be said about the Oppo Find 7a, which is still one of the most powerful flagship smartphones of the year. Oppo's October 29 event is all about the new N3, and today we see some extra teasers of what to expect. Oppo's CEO has taken the time to visit Weibo and give us a glimpse of why the Oppo N3 will be hot. For one, we know that ...

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    October's a month that's shaping up to be defined by a few high-profile launches: we've got Apple's presumed iPad event later this week, and rumors continue to suggest that Google's announcing at least some new Nexus hardware before October's out. And while those may be the most headline-grabbing mobile products, others are set to make their debut as well, and right at the end of the month Oppo plans to introduce the world to its N3 flagship. Well, “introduce” may not be quite the right word, considering the extent to which the manufacturer has been teasing the phone's launch these ...

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    Oppo's upcoming N3 lies at an interesting crossroads between fact and rumor. For a formally unlaunched device, the manufacturer has been positively eager to talk about the N3, delivering teasers on social media going back a month by this point. Those have brought us confirmation of several major N3 design elements, like how the handset will arrive in a choice of metal constructions. But for all that official stuff, much about the N3 is still unknown, and rumors have left us unsure what to think about other substantial parts of the phone's assembly, including what Oppo might be thinking so ...

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    Cellular phones used to allow us to make and receive telephone calls on the go, and not much more. Somewhere along the line, text messaging was added, letting us ditch our pagers. Over time, simple apps were added, and we were able to pass away the time with games like Snake. Back then battery life wasn't all that important, not when compared to today since back then our phones could last a week between charges. Now, however, we're lucky to make it through a day or two. Manufactures are faced with a dilemma: customers want phones that are thin and light, but batteries are thick and heavy. ...

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    Later this month, Oppo is set to introduce the world to its N3 Android smartphone. The company's been teasing the still-unlaunched device like crazy, most recently talking about the two different builds it will be offering for the model, each featuring a different metal construction. While we know that much, we still don't have a good sense for what the phone will look like, and much of that uncertainty has come from Oppo's plans for the handset's camera. Now a new render has arrived to offer a possible camera design, and it's one hell of an unusual one. Remember, the Oppo N1 had that ...

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    Oppo's got a new smartphone coming up, and for the past several weeks now we've been watching it slowly tease the arrival of the N3. Even with the formal launch not expected until the end of October, the company's got no qualms about promoting the handset a little early, and has been playfully dropping hints about what we can look forward to. Earlier this week we saw one talking about super-light elements, and shared with you the theory that the company could be giving the N3 a body made of an advanced aluminum-lithium alloy. Today, Oppo appears to confirm that interpretation, while also ...

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    We're just a matter of weeks away from Oppo's launch of the N3, with an announcement due near the end of October. The company hasn't been shy about dropping teasers for the new hardware already, and while the unofficial renders we've seen have us more than a little suspicious, there's also good info out there. The latest to arrive from an official source has us wondering about the company's intentions for the materials that will go into making up the N3's body, possibly suggesting the presence of some advanced alloys. Oppo just dropped the teaser pic you see above along with a message ...

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    Apple has entered a bit of a new product category with the iPhone 6 Plus this year – sure, it may still be an iOS smartphone, but it's nowhere near the same as the iPhone 6. And it's almost all about the size: the 5.5-inch display opens up a whole new world in terms of productivity possibilities. With a new look comes new competitors, one of which is the Oppo Find 7a. Both being 5.5-inch smartphones, they're the perfect matchup for a comparison. So which is better? Our iPhone 6 Plus vs Oppo Find 7a video has the lowdown. In terms of hardware, the two phones are surprisingly similar on ...

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    It seems that last weeks rumors did end up coming true. Oppo has the successor to its acclaimed N1 ready for action in Asia, and even though the logical step was for this phone to be called the N2, it seems the company thought otherwise. We're still wondering why the number jump with this device, but if you look at some separate leaked renders that we've found, you'll probably understand why. Oppo hasn't been specific on the date that we'll see the Oppo N3 announced, but what we do know is that the device will sport a smaller design than its predecessor, and the same swivel camera that we ...

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    Oppo is one of those companies that we wish had more presence outside of Asia. The company has brought us some of the hottest flagships of the year, starting with devices like the Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a, and the same can be said about the innovative swivel camera design of the Oppo N1. That particular Oppo N1 is already getting old by technology's standards, and it seems the company is ready to give it a refresh. Oppo has just sent out a teaser that features a rotary phone from the 1980s, and text that claims that "This was the phone." Sadly this teaser doesn't give out much information, ...

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    Back at the end of May, we saw Oppo announce its N1 Mini, a scaled-down alternative to the 5.9-inch N1. But while the company made the smartphone official, it didn't divulge a whole lot of detail about the handset's hardware and capabilities, leaving that info to slowly trickle out over the following weeks. Now a new social promo post for the N1 Mini is catching the attention of smartphone fans due to its mention of a “revolutionary 24 Mega Pixels Ultra HD camera,” but as it turns out, there's a little more to the story than you might pick up on from the description there. Like the N1 ...

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    The companies behind smartphones aren't always on the best terms with devs. Sure, they want to see new apps come out that help really show off their hardware and software, but some can also be a little resistant to devs interested in more elaborate hacks, like the kind we see from the custom ROM community. That's why it's reassuring when OEMs make a point to publicly support developer efforts, and that's what we're seeing from Oppo tonight, as the company announces its involvement as an Elite Sponsor for this year's XDA:DevCon gathering. Oppo joins manufacturers like Sony and OnePlus in ...

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    The Oppo Find 7 is the Find 7a's bigger brother, but they could very well be considered twins: if not only for the identical looks, then because of the fact that these two Chinese-made devices were announced at the same time. And as with any twins, the differences are on the inside: the Find 7 is Oppo's current flagship, and brings a few crucial enhancements over the previous flagship, the Find 7a. Walking around with this device during our week-long review period definitely turned heads. Oppo is not a brand that enjoys wide recognition in Europe, and the situation is the same in ...

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    The affordable, high-end smartphone is no longer a pipe dream. In fact, it hasn't been for a while. Some may not consider the Moto X a high-end phone, especially not by today's standards, but it's certainly a capable smartphone that performs exceptionally and doesn't break the bank – at least not anymore. The Moto X didn't exactly start out budget-friendly. It began as a full-priced, high-end smartphone, and its pricing quickly worked its way down as Motorola ran various promotions. Now, albeit nearly one-year-old, the base Moto X can be had for just $350 without a contract, and it's a ...

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    Galaxy S5 Prime. Galaxy S5 LTE-A. Galaxy S5 SUPREME. Whatever you call it, we've spent the week getting to know Samsung's most polarizing Quad-HD flagship, and we know you've got questions. So we've got our review unit all charged up and ready for an on-air "live Galaxy S5 Prime review" of sorts, along with some compelling Samsung topics a few eager readers have already sent in, on today's Pocketnow Weekly podcast! But there's more to life than Samsung, so we're mixing in a whole lot more mobile tech talk for your expectant eardrums. We'll cover HTC's newest financials, Lenovo's obscene ...

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    Each of these phones is their respective manufacturer’s best phone, to date. Their internals are among the highest-end on the market. So, which one would you choose? The phone made by a company that already has a history of making good smartphones, or the phone from a relatively young manufacturer that wants to prove itself on the market? We hope our LG G3 vs Oppo Find 7 video will help you make up your mind. A phone from China, and a phone from South Korea, both the best that LG and Oppo have ever built, both with exceptional specs on paper. In real life, neither of the two disappoints, ...

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    On March 19, Chinese phone-maker Oppo has announced not one, but two phones. The Find 7a -- which we've already reviewed -- and the Find 7, which has just arrive in our Pocketnow labs. The differences between the two are not many, but they are crucial, as the Find 7 was actually the first 2K (QHD) phone to be announced (nota bene, not the first one available though). That being said, this is the Oppo Find 7, joining the 2K display game, where others like the LG G3 (review / rebuttal), and Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A (aka Prime) -- which we're currently testing -- are already present. So, ...

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    The Oppo Find 7a's bigger brother will soon reach customers' hands, as the phone is available for pre-order, but those who don't care about a 2K display, or want to take care of their budget, will go for the Find 7a instead of the Find 7. Speaking of it, there's an Oppo Find 7a update ready to be downloaded and installed, with some changes and features inside. Aside from smart cover support, you can now unlock your phone with your voice. For a full list of changes contained in the x9006_12.A.05_INT_005_140605 Oppo Find 7a update, check the screenshot below. It weighs just a little under ...

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    The Oppo Find 7a was a pretty sweet phone, as evidenced by our full review of the handset, but just over the horizon was an even more powerful Oppo smartphone -- the Find 7. Many stuck out to purchase the Find 7a's higher-end sibling, and those people are likely delighted, as Oppo Find 7 pre-orders are now open at an online retailer. First, let's talk differences between the Find 7a and Find 7. It's all about spec upgrades, with the screen, RAM, clock speed, and storage capacity having been upgraded to better compete with other high-end flagships like LG's G3. A 2K display with a pixel ...

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