Oppo on Thursday launched its R7 (seen below) and R7 Plus (seen above) smartphones at a dedicated event in Beijing, China, priced at CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 25,700) and CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 30,900) respectively. The smartphones are currently available for pre-orders from JD.com and Oppostyle websites. While the R7 is said to go on sale in mid-June, the R7 Plus is said to go on sale in August. No details about global availability were provided, though the company has listed the phones on its global site.
Design-wise, the smartphones sport a metallic unibody with chamfered sides. A 2.5D glass covers the front panel, while the rear features what the firm calls 'violin arc' design. The R7 sports three physical capacitive keys - back, home and menu, while the R7 Plus includes on-screen buttons. The R7 Plus additionally comes with a fingerprint sensor placed on its rear panel.
Both the handsets feature the same set of specifications except the Android version, screen size, inbuilt storage space, battery capacity, and Wi-Fi connectivity. While R7 runs Android 4.4 KitKat-based ColorOS 2.1, sports a 5-inch full-HD AMOLED display, includes 16GB of inbuilt storage, is backed by a 2320mAh battery, offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, the R7 Plus runs Android 5.1 Lollipop-based ColorOS 2.1, equips a 6-inch full-HD AMOLED display, features 32GB of inbuilt storage, is backed by a 4100mAh battery, and offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac connectivity. Both come with an option to expand the inbuilt storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). Also, the two 4G LTE-enabled handsets will be available in Gold and Silver colour options.
Both dual-SIM (Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM) supporting Oppo R7 and R7 Plus are 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 (quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 1GHz Cortex-A53) processor, 3GB RAM, Adreno 305 GPU, 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and ISOCELL image sensor technology, and 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture. According to the firm, the handsets using the Pure Image 2.0+ technology can create an Ultra-HD 50-megapixel resolution images. Oppo also claims the rear camera to launch in 0.7 seconds and take 0.1 seconds for auto-focusing.
While the Oppo R7 measures 143x71x6.3 mm and weighs 147 grams, the bigger Oppo R7 Plus measures 158.18x82.3x7.75 mm and weighs 203 grams. Both equip VOOC flash charging technology, which is rated to deliver two hours of talk time in five minutes of charging and charge the handset by 75 percent in 30 minutes.