Oppo R1 unveiled with midrange specs, premium looks, 7.1 mm thin frame
Oppo has unveiled a midrange smartphone in China, the R1. This features decent specs and a stand-out design, and although right now it seems to be limited to the company’s home market, it wouldn’t be at all surprising for it to become available internationally at some point. That’s because Oppo’s pretty much been at the forefront of Chinese smartphone makers offering their wares to international audiences.
The Oppo R1 comes with a 5-inch 720p HD touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 5 MP front camera, a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor with PowerVR SGX544 graphics, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, HSPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 2,410 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, with Oppo’s own Color OS layer on top. Its dimensions are 142.7×70.4×7.1 mm, and it weighs 140 grams.
The R1 is out in China for 2,498 yuan, which amounts to around $411 or €300 at today’s exchange rates. That’s not cheap compared to the price points usually hit by Chinese midrange smartphones, but Oppo hopes that the R1’s looks (and its slimness) will impress enough to make it a must-buy for many.