The OPPO R5 offers a slim and sleek design at just 4.85mm thick

Less than a month since its launch of theR7 Plus andR7 Lite, OPPO’s local headquarters decide to add theOPPO R7 based on positive feedback from users and fans. It’ll be sad however, that only a limited number of units will make its way to our waters on the 12 th of August of this year.

Booming sales in China with one million units sold in July 2015 alone, has made OPPO confident that those figures can be replicated locally. Claimed to be OPPO version of the flagship killer, the R7 will be priced in between the R7 Lite and R7 Plus, which cost RM 1,298 and RM 1,998 respectively.

Coming in either Gold or Silver options, the R7 will include the same processors as the other phones in its family tree – a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor. Multitasking users will be pleased with the 3GB of RAM in the device but internal storage is limited to only 16 GB. Fret not, as the device does support a microSD card, up to 128 GB but that will utilise your nano sim slot on this dual SIM phone.

The display fits the 5-inch norm in today’s mobile world and is capable of Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) at 445 pixels per inch. Energy will be supplied by a 2320 mAh battery, which will be VOOC flash charging enabled. Camera optics, on the other hand are supported by a 13-megapixel (rear) and 8-megapixel (front) sensors and comes with OPPO’s existing slew of camera features.

 

Details regarding the pricing will be known come August the 12 th , so stay tuned if you’re keen to pick up a new OPPO smart phone. If you’re already excited about the R7, it can be pre-ordered at this link.

If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check out our initial hands-on and r7. Here’s a quick comparison of other OPPO R7 series with the rest of its R models:

 

OPPO is currently running a flash sale for itsR5 smartphone, cutting the price from €399 to just €239, a saving of 40 percent off the usual retail cost.

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The OPPO R5 offers a slim and sleek design at just 4.85mm thick, solid build quality and an excellent display for the price, but we did find the camera a little lacking.xiaomi mi3 review

For hardware specifications, €239 will net you an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front facing camera, and 16GB of internal storage. The display measures 5.2-inches and has a resolution of 1920×1080, which is an excellent feature at this price point. However, the battery is only 2,000mAh, leaving the handset a little short for a full day of heavy usage.

The OPPO R5 is available in either silver or the limited edition grey color options and can be ordered directly from oppo . However, this promotion is a pre-order, so your new smartphone won’t ship out until the first week of September. I suppose there is always a catch when a price is reduced this heavily, but it’s still quite a bargain.