4.7-inch Oppo R819 announced, offers choice between stock Android and custom ROMs

August 19, 2013
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Impatiently waiting to see what Oppo brings to the table with the upcoming Find 7? We don’t blame you! The Find 5 was a sexy, powerful device and its recently confirmed sequel will likely be even better. In the meantime though, you might want to check out the newly announced Oppo R819.

The R819 might not be as powerful or eye-catching as the Find 5, but it has one really unique feature that we’d love to see come to future devices, such as the Find 7. What kind of feature are we talking about here?

According to Oppo, the handset will come pre-installed with the company’s default ROM but will soon have the option to use a new ‘Color’ ROM, which the company says is a “fresh take on Android that was developed with OPPO fans”. The company will also offer a stock Android experience for those that choose to install it.

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As for the phone’s hardware, the R819 is a modest mid-ranger powered by a 1.2GHz MT6589 quad-core processor and accompanied by 1GB RAM, with 16GB storage. Additionally, the phone has a 4.7-inch 720p IPS display, an 8MP cam with LED Flash, a 2MP front cam, Dual SIM support, FM radio, DLNA, a 2000 mAh battery and will come out of the box with Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. The R819 is  also just 7.3mm thick and weighs only 110 grams.

Oppo’s latest handset probably isn’t going to blow anyone away, but its specs certainly aren’t half-bad, and the support of three ROM choices makes the R819 a pretty unique device.

When is it coming? While no official date is given just yet, Oppo says the phone will arrive sometime in September and is already available for pre-order for €269 in Europe, or $349 in the United States.

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OPPO R819 – Convenience without compromise

OPPO R819 Revealed at just 7.3 mm and 110 grams

SHENZHEN – August 19, 2013 – OPPO today announced the launch of the R819, one of the thinnest and lightest smartphones in the world. Weighing in at just 110 grams, the R819 packs a sharp display, long-lasting battery life, and wide aperture camera into an ultra-thin 7.3 mm frame.

Let Nothing Weigh You Down
The R819 boasts a 4.7″ IPS screen with OGS technology for amazing viewing angles and ample space for content. Encased in a slim frame of subtle curves and stylish metallic accents, the superior ergonomics make the R819 easy to hold, operate and carry with you.

R819 was built to simplify and improve your life; to offer you an impossibly thin and light smartphone without sacrificing the craftsmanship or functionality you’ve come to expect from an OPPO device.

Let Convenience Compromise Nothing
Using this smartphone is simpler than ever before. Gestures let you control waking, answering and silencing your device with the slightest movements. You can wirelessly view your screen’s content on any other TV, tablet or device with Wi-Fi display and DLNA. And the 2000 mAh battery supports a long-lasting charge to get more out of your phone. R819 also has dual SIM card support so you can use two numbers at once and get more use out of just one device.

The R819 is outfitted with an f/2.0 aperture 8 megapixel Sony Exmor BSI back facing camera for great shots in low light conditions. The dedicated Image Signal Processor enhances the color of all of your pictures making them more vivid and lifelike. And the front-facing camera has an incredible 88 degree viewing angle to capture more background than ever before.

Your Device. Your Choice.
OPPO believes in having the freedom to run the operating system of your choice to get the experience you want from your R819. Use the original ROM, or install OPPO’s Color ROM, which will soon be available, for a completely fresh take on Android that was developed with OPPO fans and is frequently updated. R819 can also run Stock Android, the Android experience as Google intended, for a fast, smooth user experience with familiar Google apps.

You use your phone every day. It should be able to do everything you need with style, and without ever getting in the way. The R819 offers a stunning screen, great camera and a long battery life. A unique fusion of function and design, the R819 is convenience without compromise.

The R819 is available online for pre-order today and ships early September.

R819 Specifications

Network GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
WCDMA: 850/900/2100MHz
Processor 28nm 1.2GHz MT6589 Quad-core
Display 4.7″ 720P HD Display 312 PPI IPS (1280×720 pixels)
Memory 16GB ROM, 1GB RAM
Camera Rear: 8 megapixel Sony Exmor BSI with LED flash and dedicated ISP
Front: 2 megapixel
Connectivity 800.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
Features Android 4.2.1 (Jellybean)
Wi-Fi Display
DLNA
Microphone
FM Radio
Dual SIM card support
Wide angle front facing camera
Battery 2000mAh
Included Micro USB Cable
Accessories Charger
Earphones
SIM ejector tool

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