Chinese manufacturer Oppo has just taken the wraps off the U3 smartphone in its home region of China. The smartphone packs a relatively large display and a decent set of hardware underneath.
The Oppo U3 has a 5.9 inch 1080p panel, which won’t make it pixel dense, but it should be good enough for a phablet like device. The Oppo U3 also packs 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera on the back, a 5-megapixel front camera, and the octa core MediaTek MT6752 chipset with a clock speed of 1.7 GHz.
The smartphone has a 3,000 mAh battery lodged at the back and Android 4.4 KitKat running by default. The smartphone also comes with Oppo’s proprietary VOOC fast charging technology which can charge the device by up to 75% in just 30 minutes. Pricing for the U3 has been set at the Chinese equivalent of $450, so it’s certainly not a budget device.
As usual, the company has kept its silence with regards to a global launch, but it should be available through major third party retailers over the coming months.