Move over, Asus Zenfone 2, as Oppo joins the “mid-range” 4GB memory smartphone party with yet another take on the less-than-six-month-old R7. The just-unveiled Oppo R7s isn’t quite as impressive as the R7 Plus from a sheer size standpoint, and it does without the 6-incher’s fingerprint scanner.
But what the 5.5-incher loses in footprint, it gains in pixel density, thanks to a Full HD AMOLED display delivering 401 ppi. As far as the exterior goes, this is exactly as beautiful as its “cousins”, rocking an all-aluminum chassis “treated with state-of-the-art surface coating technology”, 2.5D curved glass, 2.2mm screen bezel, and slender 7mm profile.
We know full well true beauty comes from within though, and the octa-core Snapdragon 615 chip, while no flagship, should handle pretty much everything you throw at it gracefully, aided by the record-matching 4 gig RAM count.
The battery inside the Oppo R7s is obviously slightly downgraded compared to the 4,100 mAh powerhouse of the R7 Plus, yet 3,070 mAh juice feels plenty, especially when VOOC Flash Charge technology lets you talk for two hours on the phone after five minutes plugged in.
The rest of the specifications will sound very familiar to those caught up with the R7 Plus, including 13 and 8MP cameras, 32GB internal storage, microSD support, Android 5.1 Lollipop-based ColorOS 2.1, and 4G dual SIM connectivity.
Overall, you’re looking at a fairly compelling mix of mid and high-end features, albeit we should hold judgment until getting some hands-on time with the Oppo R7s, and hearing specifics on the price front. Right now, all Oppo is ready to share regarding availability is the phone will debut commercially in Singapore, Australia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand next month, followed by USA and Europe in December.