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Oppo confirms full metal unibody design of upcoming R7 smartphone

Upcoming Oppo R7 Android smartphone features full metal unibody design
Oppo R7
The handset will not be "bezelless" as anticipated, but will feature a full metal unibody design and Oppo will unveil it during a special event on May 20.

The Oppo R7 smartphone has been in the rumor mill for a while and now the company behind it has finally confirmed its release date and some details about its design. While previous leaks revealed that Oppo R7 is the first handset to hit the market with a "bezelless" screen, it seems that the technology described by a recent patent of the Chinese company will not be involved in its creation. Fortunately, Oppo R7 will have a full metal unibody design although fans of the edge-to-edge technology will be disappointed.

According to the official press release that describes some of its highlights, "the OPPO R7 sports a metal unibody undergoing 48 polishing processes to retain the original metallic flavor as well as a curvy and lustrous charm, thus delivering a peerless feel in the hand." Next to the all-metal design, the super-slim Oppo R7 will pack a 2.5D glass touch display and extremely narrow bezels.

The list of specs and features has not been officially unveiled yet, but if the latest rumors prove to be true, the Oppo R7 will pack a 64-bit octa-core processor from MediaTek, a 20.7 MP rear camera, a 2000 mAh battery, while the 4.7-inch display will offer the rather standard Full HD resolution. We will get back to this handset as soon as we hear more, and it would be no surprise to get the official specs before its launch, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-05- 6 (Update: 2015-05- 6)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.