Oppo R7 and R7 Plus Unveiled-International Launch in June

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Lately I’ve been trying to bring some more diverse news to the site, we’ve been covering Samsung and LG quite a lot lately! With that in mind, Oppo announced few sexy looking Android phones today-the R7 and R7 Plus.  Both phones are incredibly thin at 6.3mm and 7.75mm respectively. Somewhat strangely, the Oppo page lists the R7 as running their ColorOS 2.1 Android skin on top of 4.4 KitKat. The specs page for the R7 Plus lists ColorOS 2.1 running on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop. It seems unlikely that the two phones would run on different versions of Android, but I guess it is possible.

Both the R7 and R7 Plus feature a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 3 GB of RAM , and a 13 MP shooter on the back. The R7 has a 2,320 mAh battery and a 5 inch HD display. The R7 Plus has a much larger 4,100 mAh battery and 6 inch full HD display, you also get 32 GB of storage on board for the plus model.

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Both of these phones look very attractive and the battery life on the R7 Plus should be impressive with a 4,100 mAh battery inside. The phones both launch in China tomorrow (May 21), and an international launch is planned to start in middle of June. With a reported price of $400-$500 these phones are both intriguing options at the upper end of the mid-tier Android category. As usual, we’ll keep you up to date on pricing and availability in the rest of the world. We’ll also try to get a review unit between the three of us and find out what these phones are all about. Anyone interested in picking up one of Oppo’s newest phones?

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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"

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