Oppo releases the R7 Lite smartphone
Without any official announcement, Oppo has released a cheaper version of its R7 smartphone, dubbed the R7 Lite. The new handset is identical to its older sibling on the outside, but comes with several hardware downgrades under the hood.
The most noticeable change in Oppo R7 Lite, when compared to the „regular” Oppo R7 is the reduced display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (FullHD in the R7). On the 5-inch AMOLED screen it translates to 294 ppi pixel density. Also, the RAM size has been reduced from 3 GB to 2 GB.
Other specs remain basically the same, with the Snapdragon 615 SoC powering the device and 16 GB of expandable storage space built-in. Obviously, a significant part of the storage has been taken by the preinstalled Android 5.1 with Color OS 2.1 UI on top. Interestingly, the Oppo R7 is still stuck on KitKat and waiting for a Lollipop upgrade. The new smartphone comes with a 13 MP / 8 MP camera duo and a 2320 mAh battery – just like the R7.
Oppo R7 Lite is now available in Indonesia, where it has been priced at an equivalent of $280 (compared to $350 for the R7 on the same market). The handset should make it to other countries in the coming weeks.