Early last week, Oppo officially launched its latest mid-range smartphone: the Oppo R1. It may not be sporting breathtaking hardware specs, but it does deliver a couple of things that make it prominent in the mid-range arena.

First off, the Oppo R1 is a 5-inch smartphone with a 720p IPS display. Running under the hood is a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor, along with 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal memory (sorry, it’s non-expandable), and an ARM Mali-400 GPU. Camera performance is decent enough (even in low light conditions) thanks to an 8MP rear sensor with F/2.0 aperture and 1080p video recording capability. It’s accompanied by a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter.

With chamfered edges and sides lined with goldish plating, the Oppo R1 will certainly turn heads in its outward premium design, which is somewhat reminiscent of the current Apple flagship. The handset’s dimensions are 142.7 x 70.4 x 7.1 mm, while its weight is just about 140 grams. A Li-Ion 2410mAh battery powers the device, and handling the software side of things is Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. Offered in either black or white color variants, the Oppo R1 also comes with dual-SIM configuration and the usual set of connectivity options.

Already available in China via Oppo’s online store, the R1 can be had for $410 (approx. Php18,200). If high-end performance is what you desire from an Oppo device, then the CyanogenMod-powered N1 is your best choice, instead, for $571. No official information has been released regarding international or Philippine availability for both devices.

[Source: Oppo]



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