If you live in the United Kingdom and you’re in the market for a new, high-end, QHD smartphone, then listen up. Amazon has just kicked off a one-day flash sale on the Oppo Find 7 (32GB), so today you can pick one up for just £310 ($474), complete with free standard delivery.
Oppo just introduced the Mirror 3 in India. The smartphone that was first introduced last month in Vietnam and in China as something else, it’s a mid-ranger phone that runs KitKat. It features a 4.7-inch (1,280×720 resolution) display with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 64-bit processor. It features ColorOS 2.01 and has a 5MP front shooter with an 8MP rear camera with LED flash.
Oppo has had a pretty busy start to 2015. Today it took the wraps off not one, but two new smartphones, and just last week its 9mm thick Oppo U3, which is set to be the world’s thinnest handset yet, received its TENAA network license.
Add another entry to list of smartphones that target the market of buyers who are interested in having the thinnest device they can find. Today in India, OPPO officially launched the OPPO R5 smartphone that measures only 4.85mm thick. The device was officially announced back in October in China, but this is the first market where the OPPO R5 can actually be purchased. OPPO does not do much in terms of laying claim to having the world’s thinnest smartphone, only calling it “Industry Leading,” but it would appear they have trumped yesterday’s announcement from Kazam.
Late last week, OnePlus announced a surprising development in their partnership with CyanogenMod, Inc., supplier of one of the operating systems used on the OnePlus One smartphone. Just was OnePlus was preparing to release the device to the market in India on December 2nd, it was announced that CyanogenMod had inked a deal to be the exclusive provider of an operating system to Micromax for their new Yu line of phones, which will be a competitor for both OnePlus and Xiaomi, in the Indian market. The exclusive nature of CyanogenMod’s new partnership means OnePlus owners will not receive future updates to the operating system.
After announcing the N3, Oppo had something else up their sleeve. The Oppo R5 is not only their first 64-bit smartphone, but it’s also the world’s thinnest phone. Coming in at 4.85 mm, you won’t find anything close.
The frame is made of hand polished reinforced industrial grade aluminum alloy micro-arc. I have no idea what the hell that is, but it sounds cool.
If you’re into selfies, you might want to check out the new Oppo N3. It features a 206 degree motorized swivel camera, which means that you can capture selfies with the same 16 MP lens. And using the included O-Click Bluetooth remote, you can control the swivel and capture images remotely.
The rest of the specs include a 5.5-inch TFT 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AA), 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, microSD slot of up to an additional 128 GB of extra storage, and micro SIM + nano Sim, LTE, and a 3,000 mAh battery. The phone also includes a fingerprint reader on the back, which requires only one tap of your finger, rather than a swipe.
OPPO has scheduled some press events for next Wednesday, October 29th, for the launch of the new OPPO N3 smartphone. A new teaser image posted to OPPO’s Weibo account suggests the company may have a second device to announce at the same time. The image is accompanied by text indicating “One More Step.” The use of “more” could be a subtle suggestion that OPPO has more than one device to announce.
Another day closer to the announcement of the N3 and we have another leaked photo. This time, we’re looking at the entire backplate of the device and it reveals one very important thing. The N3 will sport a fingerprint scanner. Besides that we see the new camera in all its glory. From what we know the device will feature various materials including an aerospace alloy (lithium alloy) and steel. We’re less than two weeks away from the big unveil. Of course at the rate that the Oppo N3 is “leaking,” we may know everything there is to know about the device.