Oppo R7 and R7 Plus Get Confirmed Via Official Renders
Finally putting design speculation to rest, Oppo has released official renders for its two upcoming devices, the R7 and the R7 Plus.
As per the renders, the R7 is not as bezel-less as we once believed. The device does employ thin bezels, but gives out an optical illusion of being bezel-less through clever use of 2.5D glass on the front.
While not being completely bezel-less may come as a surprise keeping in mind recent competition on these quarters, the more surprising part of these renders is the confirmation of the R7 Plus. The R7 Plus follows along the same design principles as its younger sibling, and features a bigger, edge-to-edge display.
Both the phones sport a similar metallic unibody design. The R7, which will likely have a 5″ display, will reportedly have two processor based variants depending on region. One variant will run a 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, while the other will run on a 1.7GHz Octa-core Mediatek MT6752 processor. Both the variants will come with 3GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage. The device will also have a 13MP rear camera, along with capacitive buttons on the front.
For the R7 Plus, Oppo ditches the capacitive buttons in favor of on-screen button to make better use of the increased screen estate as the R7 Plus will most likely be in the phablet category with a 6″ display. The R7 Plus also features a fingerprint scanner on the rear of the device, and also what appears to be laser autofocus for the camera. For specs, as per a listing on GFXBench, the device will feature a 1.9GHz Octa-core Mediatek MT6795M processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage.
The R7 and R7 Plus are slated for official launch on May 20th 2015. In anticipation, Oppo has also released teaser advertisements for these products to showcase their camera capabilities in action, along with honorable mentions of their VOOC fast charging feature, which is claimed to be superior to Qualcomm’s fast charging implementation.
What do you think of Oppo’s newest products? Do they have enough to distinguish them from the newly found competition in the “bezel-less” design category? Let us know in the comments below!