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Oppo R7 smartphone will be announced next month

Oppo confirmed its R7 smartphone for next month
Oppo confirmed its R7 smartphone for next month
Oppo has officially confirmed the existence of its rumored smartphone and released new rendered images of it. However, its specifications have not yet been disclosed.

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo has launched several new models recently but there is still one more on its way, namely, the Oppo R7. Speculations based on Oppo's recent patents atrributed this phone features such as curved edge-to-edge display, but the company disproved them today by releasing official renders. They show the phone's display as almost bezelless but certainly not edge-to-edge as it was rumored. The flash-equipped main camera does not jut out of the back panel like on some new Samsung phones such as the Galaxy S6 and the A7, but it could also mean that it's not as advanced. Also unlike new Samsung phones, the audio jack is still located on the top edge. Speakers occupy the bottom edge along with the microUSB port. There is a physical home button and two capacitive buttons (Menu and Back).

It is of course impossible to tell the exact thickness of the case from the images, but it looks small enough for the rumor claiming it to be 4.85 mm (same as Oppo's R5) to be correct. Other rumors endow the phone with a 21 MP camera, support for dual SIMs, a 2000 mAh battery and 2 GB RAM. The R7 is expected to be based on a MediaTek MT6795 SoC: it is an 8-core 64-bit-capable chip which is compatible with displays up to WQXGA (2560 x 1600 pixels) resolution and allows to watch or record Ultra HD 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) videos with H.265 codec.

Oppo is planning to officially unveil the R7 in May in China. However, the smartphone will most likely appear on some other markets as well, as has been the case with most of Oppo's previous products.


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Andrey Konstantinov, 2015-04-27 (Update: 2015-04-28)