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Oppo R1 with 5-inch 720p display, 1.3 GHz quad-core processor revealed

on December 24, 2013 – 3:48 pmNo Comment

Oppo R1

After teasing the product across their social platforms, Oppo has finally revealed the Oppo R1, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone. The Oppo R1 (R829T) is an upgraded version of the Oppo R819, that we reviewed recently. It comes with a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display with Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection, powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor and runs on Color OS based on Android 4.2. The phone is just 7.1mm thick, 0.3mm thinner than the Oppo R819 and weighs 140 grams. It has a 8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Oppo R1

The phone has a unique design with gold rim on the sides and has a ceramic back, similar to the Oppo N1, which is just 0.5mm thick. It packs a 2410 mAh battery under the non-removable back cover and comes with dual (micro) SIM support with support for TD-SCDMA on one SIM and GSM support on the other SIM. Oppo is yet to announce the global variant of the phone with GSM and WCDMA support.

It has Dirac HD audio technology with customized acoustic optimization for headphones and second-gen Smart PA amplifier. This would compete with the recently launched Huawei Honor 3C that has similar specifications.

Oppo R1 Specifications

  • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display at 294 ppi with Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection
  • 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor
  • Dual SIM (TD-SCDMA and GSM)
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, BSI sensor and f/2.0 aperture
  • 5MP front-facing camera, 80 degree wide-angle lens
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 7.1mm thick and weighs 140 grams
  • 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory
  • 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 2410 mAh battery

The Oppo R1 comes in two colors, white with gold frame and black with silver frame. It is priced at 2498 Chinese Yuan (~Rs. 25,450) and is available for sale in China from the official Oppo online Store.

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Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He is currently using the Motorola Moto G. You can follow him on Twitter @ssrivatsan and on Google+