OPPO seems to be on a roll. While the Chinese phone-maker closed 2014 off with the OPPO R5 and N3, just last week, the company announced the OPPO R1C (with its sapphire variant). Today, we’re seeing another OPPO phone become official, one that was rumored to bring optical zoom, among other goodies (sadly, the optical zoom part remains just a rumor).
The phone is large, measuring 156.8 x 81 x 8mm, and most of the front is being taken up by the 5.9-inch screen, with a Full HD 1080p resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Behind the screen there’s a 64-bit octa-core Mediatek MT6752 processor clocking at 1.7GHz, aided by 2GB of RAM. Internal storage is capped at 16GB (expandable via microSD card though), on which you’ll have to fit pictures take by the five-megapixel wide-angle lens front-facer, and the 13MP back camera (which, like in the OPPO Find 7’s case, among others, is able to take 50MP images via upsampling). Network features include 4G LTE and 3G & GSM capabilities with dual SIM dual standby system, all powered by a 3,000mAh battery, and OPPO’s own, Android KitKat 4.4.4-based, Color OS 2.0.1.
Other notable features include the company’s (by now famous) VOOC quick charging, as well as the addition of a AK4961 chip that is able to play back hi-fidelity audio.
Dark Blue and White color options will be available whenever it will become available, as exact pricing and availability has not yet been made official.