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Oppo R1C officially announced, costs around $400

Oppo has taken the wraps off its latest phone, the Oppo R1C. The new 64-bit, 5 inch 720p HD device has a sapphire clad rear panel.
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January 14, 2015

Oppo has taken the wraps off its latest phone, the Oppo R1C. The new device has a 5 inch, 720p HD LTPS LCD display and uses a 64-bit, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615. But the biggest feature of the phone is its sapphire clad rear panel.

As you can see from the photos, the phone has a flat back, without the traditional removable battery cover. Instead there is a sapphire glass pane which protects the phone from scratches and hopefully from shattering! The sapphire glass has also helped Oppo keep the thickness down, it measures just 6.85mm thick.

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Looking at the rest of the phone, you get 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 2420 mAh battery. The device runs ColorOS 2.0.1 which is based on Android 4.4 KitKat.

As for the optics, there is a 13MP rear facing camera that uses a Sony Exmor RS IMX214 sensor and an F2.0 lens. On the front there is a 5MP camera. The bundled camera app also does some clever tricks and allows you to tweak the focus of your photos, as well as create depth-of-field and blur effects. There is also a double exposure mode so that you can make a subject appear twice in the same photo.

The phone offers 4G LTE connectivity (for Asia) and supports dual SIM cards, one micro and one nano. The Oppo R1C costs 2499 RMB, which is about $400.