Oppo R1S with 4G LTE support and improved specs launches on April 25
Last December, Oppo announced the R1, a smartphone that paired midrange specs with premium looks and 7.1 mm thinness. However, the Oppo R1 isn’t 4G capable, maxing out on 3G data speeds. That’s not a perfect situation anymore, now that 4G LTE services have finally been turned on even in China.
Enter the Oppo R1S. As you might imagine judging by the name, this is a minor improvement to the original device, and its main claim to fame is, you guessed it, adding that 4G LTE support.
To do this, it’s going to use a different processor, swapping out the MediaTek MT6582 quad-core 1.3 GHz part for a 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, according to GizChina. The R1S will be compatible with both Chinese and global 4G LTE frequencies, so we’re hoping to see it launching outside of Oppo’s home country soon.
The Oppo R1S will also come with 2 GB of RAM instead of 1 in the original model, and a 13 MP rear camera as an upgrade to the R1′s 8 MP shooter. All the other specs should be identical to those of its predecessor’s, and the design is basically the same too, as you can see from the teaser image above.
The smartphone will be released in China on April 25, which is next Friday.