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The OPPO R19 will not be released this year: company vice-president

The OPPO R line is associated with some premium features. (Source: GizmoChina)
The OPPO R line is associated with some premium features. (Source: GizmoChina)
It has been anticipated that the OPPO R17 would be replaced by the R19, a phone that may have a punch-hole selfie camera, in 2019. However, the vice president of the Android OEM, Shen Yiren, has taken to Weibo to disrupt this line of speculation.

The OPPO R line is one that builds attractive materials and certain premium features (e.g. multiple rear cameras) around sub-premium SoCs. Its 2018 generation, the R17 and R17 Pro/RX17 Pro, was received particularly well because of this strategy. It has been rumoured that at least one of its successors (the R19) could be OPPO’s choice for a first crack at 5G this year. However, Shen Yiren, the company’s VP, has stated that this phone will not make it to market in 2019.

This assertion, made by the VP in response to speculation that the F11 Pro, a phone with a pop-up camera and a nearly 100% screen-to-body ratio, would end up as the R19 in China. Shen has been quoted as saying, "Not R19, there is no R19 this year".

If so, this definitely puts the focus on the next Find-series phone as OPPO’s potential all-bell, all-whistle flagship this year. The OEM has also become linked with innovative specs such as dual selfie cameras, 10x optical zoom and improved in-display fingerprint sensing for this year. Therefore, the 2019 Find – which may be called the Find Z – may now have even more than usual to live up to this year.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-02-16 (Update: 2019-02-17)