Oppo is taking a leaf out of LG’s book by revealing information about the upcoming R7 ahead of the phone’s official unveiling on May 20. More than that, Oppo just confirmed the existence of another device launching the same day: the supersized R7 Plus.
The R7 and R7 Plus have been revealed in a couple of ads that are already airing in China. Oppo seems happy to show off its new devices, which is a refreshing change following years of secretive, over the top releases.
Oppo even released a couple of press shots of the new R7 and R7 Plus, showing that the Plus version packs a fingerprint sensor on the back, similar to the Oppo N3. The R7 Plus will also feature on-screen navigation screens, while the Oppo R7 keeps the capacitive keys (though users will likely be able to switch to on-screen navigation if they wish). Both phones seem to feature metallic unibody constructions, with 2.5D glass on the front. The R7 is expected to feature a 5.2-inch display, while judging from the images, the Plus version will be closer to 6 inches.
VOOC fast charging, one of the key features of the Oppo R5 and Oppo Find 7 before it, will, of course, be included in the package. Qualcomm’s Quick Charge tech has made fast charging widely available on modern flagships, but Oppo’s approach is superior, according to the Chinese company.
The TV commercials also hint at some sort of fast focus technology for the camera, though we’ll have to wait for the official unveiling for clarification.
Now that we have the first real look at the Oppo R7, and its surprise companion, the R7 Plus, what are your first impressions?