Earlier this year, Oppo introduced the R7 and R7 Plus, with the former offering a 5-inch display and the latter packing a 6-inch screen. Now Oppo’s got a new R7 that slots in-between those two sizes.
The Oppo R7s has a 5.5-inch 1920x1080 AMOLED display with 2.5D curved edge glass and side bezels that are 2.2mm thick. Oppo is also boasting about the R7s’s 3070mAh battery, which includes its VOOC Flash Charge technology that’ll get you 2 hours of talk time in 5 minutes. To protect the R7s while it’s getting a quick jolt of power, Oppo has included five protective features: a voltage tester and VOOC ID that are built into both the power adapter and the phone itself, as well as a fuse built into the phone.
Other hardware features of the Oppo R7s include 4GB of RAM, a dual SIM slot that can also accept a single SIM and a microSD card, 32GB of built-in storage, an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. All of those features are crammed into a metal body that’s been “treated with state of the art surface coating technology” to give it what Oppo describes as a “velvety” feel.
On the software side, Oppo’s R7s is running Android 5.1 beneath a custom ColorOS 2.1. In this version of Oppo’s custom UI is a 30 percent faster boot speed, shorter app launch time, an “efficient memory cleaner,” lock screen notifications, and various camera features like Beautify 3.0 and filters.
The Oppo R7s offers a design and spec list that are mostly solid, with just a couple of small features that I could see some folks taking issue with, like that large logo on its face and the Snapdragon 615 processor. The bad news is that as of this writing, there’s no word on when the R7s will launch or how much it’ll cost when it does. So long as it’s priced around the R7 and R7 Plus, which were CNY 2499 and 2999 ($393 and $471), Oppo could have a solid device in the R7s.