Oppo might be Cyanogen’s first hardware partner

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Oppo is likely to be the official hardware partner for Cyanogen and the company dropped a hint towards this on YouTube with its new trailer.  Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik himself has announced that he would attend the Oppo N1 launch event in Beijing on September 23rd.  This might be for discussing a hardware partnership with the company. Recently Cyanogen announced the Cyanogen Inc and has also secured $7 million in startup. Continue reading “Oppo might be Cyanogen’s first hardware partner”

Oppo R819 Review

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Oppo, a relatively new player in the Smartphone world, had already impressed us with the beautifully made Find 5, its current flagship device. But as any company that looks to expand its portfolio, Oppo has sought to address the mid-range market, which brings volume as well as the ability to reach more people. The R819 is a step in that direction. Armed with a 4.7 inch 720p display, a super thin 7.3mm profile and an 8 megapixel camera, the device is a decent cut-down in specifications when compared to the Find 5, literally in every sense, including thickness and weight. Oppo is now getting into the very similar yet extremely crowded mid-range category, but does the R819 impress enough to stand out? Read on for our fully detailed review below.

Note: Check out the 360 degree view of the Oppo R819 before proceeding towards the full review!

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Oppo R819 Benchmarks

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Oppo announced the R819, the company’s latest mid-range handset with a 4.7 inch (1280×720 pixels) IPS display with OGS (One glass solution) technology last month. We brought you the hands-on impressions of the device recently, here we have the benchmarks of the device. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek 6589 processor with PowerVR SGX544 MP2 GPU, similar to most of the smartphones available in the India market. Let’s see how the phone stands up synthetic benchmark tests when compared with the other quad-core Android smartphones.

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Oppo teases the 5.9 inch N1 for a September 23rd reveal

Oppo has been constantly teasing the officially confirmed N1, the first in the series of camera centric flagship devices from the Chinese manufacturer. This time, they have revealed that the device is going to sport a huge 5.9 inch screen, which negates the earlier leaked specifications that the device will sport a 5.5 inch display. They have also revealed the front wireframe, which looks remarkably similar to the earlier leaked images, confirming the authenticity of the leaks. It was revealed to have a back-side touch sensor to navigate in a completely different way, adding to the fact that it might sport a really good camera.

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Oppo reveals N1 smartphone’s rear touch features, new images leak

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Oppo already revealed that they were working on the flagship camera-centric devices dubbed the N-lens, later the name was confirmed as the N1 and leaked renders surfaced recently. Oppo started teasing the N1 last week with some details hinting at the rear touch panel and also revealed that the flagship phone would launch in September. Now Oppo has officially revealed on their Webio page that that the phone would indeed have touch features.  Continue reading “Oppo reveals N1 smartphone’s rear touch features, new images leak”

Oppo N1 to launch in September, rumoured specs leak out

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Just hours after we posted our first impressions of the newly launched Oppo R819, another leak has graced us with some exciting information. We’d already seen Oppo acknowledge the existence of their new range of flagship camera-centric devices dubbed the N-lens and that the first device will be named N1(of which we saw some leaked renders). And now we’ve got a leaked image from a Weibo user which says that the device will be launching late September this year. Rumoured to have a 13 megapixel sensor with a professional-grade Fujitsu camera ISP, the N1 will be Oppo’s first real cameraphone flagship.

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Oppo R819 Hands on First Impressions

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Only yesterday we saw Oppo reveal its latest smartphone, the curiously named R819. After a critical success of the Oppo Find 5, which we think is one of the best Android hardware available on the market, the company has sought to reach lower price points with a smaller and a more mid-range device. We see the R819 as Oppo’s effort to claim volume as encouraging market results have cropped up at home. And surprise! We’ve already got the R819 here in our labs and here are our first impressions of the device in detail, read on!


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Oppo R819 now available for a AUD 399$ pre order in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong

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We just saw Oppo reveal their latest smartphone, the R819, an effort to make a well engineered smartphone that’s not too hard on your wallet. Speaking of your wallet, we have just been notified that the R819 is now available for pre order in three countries, namely Australia, Japan and Hong Kong. For 399$ in AUD, the device seems a bit pricier for the specs, but since this is just a pre order price, we reserve judgement until Oppo reveals their global price in USD. People from Hong Kong can get it for HK$2,798 and the Japanese can get it for 36,000 JPY, all from the third party retailer online retailer Expansys.

Update: The official Oppo Style site has now listed the R819 for a 349$ USD(roughly converts to 21K INR) pre order.

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Oppo reveals the R819, 4.7 inch 720p display in a 7.3mm thin and 110g light body

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Oppo, the Chinese company well known for its flagship product – the Oppo Find 5, has just revealed the latest product in its portfolio, the R819. The Oppo R819 comes with a stunningly svelte frame, measuring just 7.3mm in thickness and weighing 110g in weight. Although this is thicker than the company’s own 6.65mm Finder smartphone, it is still a considerable achievement due to all the modern specs the device boasts. It has a 4.7 inch 1280×720 resolution IPS screen that promises to have really good viewing angles thanks OGS(One glass solution). Other specs are pretty normal, which includes a 8 megapixel camera and a MediaTek MT6589 Quad Core processor. It runs on Android 4.2.1 JellyBean but can run Oppo’s own Color ROM as well as the stock Android ROM thanks to the unlocked bootloader out of the box.

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Oppo N-Lens N1 cameraphone renders leak out, show off the 12 megapixel camera

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We recently saw Oppo, the company behind awesome hardware like the Find 5, officially confirming that they are indeed working on camera centric devices with the codename “N-Lens” as future flagships. However, contrary to what we had head before, the company is set out to produce cameraphones rather than connected cameras. We believed it was going to be competition with the Galaxy NX or the Galaxy Camera but if the very recently leaked renders are to be believed, Oppo is all set to launch its cameraphones, starting with the N-Lens N1 which has leaked in renders, one of them shown above.

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Oppo Find 5 receives an OTA update, new features and bug fixes aplenty

The Oppo Find 5 is one of the very few phones in the world to receive updates driven by the community. If you had read our review, you might have have noticed us mentioning the overwhelming community support the device gets. Yes, there is a robust feedback system that the company employs thanks to the limited availability and a responsive fan base. Considering the feedback, they released an OTA update earlier, with bug fixes mostly dominating the changelog, and similarly there is another update available now, but this time they have added quite a lot of feature, read past the break to find the changelog.

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Oppo confirms new camera centric N-lens series of devices

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We have already seen how the Oppo Find 5 had a great camera. If that wasn’t any indication how the Chinese company is serious about cameras, we have more information coming in. Oppo has just confirmed to Engadget on a previous scoop that they are indeed developing a new series of camera centric devices dubbed the “N-Lens”. These devices are more of connected cameras and less of cameraphones if the initial information is to be believed. But, the company also says that the N-Lens series of devices will be “most important flagship series for Oppo going forward.”

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Oppo is reportedly the second most profitable mobile phone company in China

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Oppo, a smartphone and consumer electronics company from China has been responsible for smartphones like the Finder and more recently, the Find 5. Surprisingly, for a small company like Oppo, news comes by the way of China’s  Entrepreneur magazine that it is the second most profitable mobile phone company in the country. For a market as big as China, this certainly seems like good news for a relatively unknown company.

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Is Oppo working on a Windows Phone device?

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Oppo, a chinese smartphone manufacturer known and revered for the Find 5, a smartphone that we immensely loved, is reportedly looking into launching Windows Phone based handsets soon. If the teased renders from the company’s own director of social marketing are to be believed, the manufacturer is looking at producing Windows Phone 8 based devices. The Android running Oppo Find 5 has stunning hardware, as noted in our review, and the company had released a very limited red version of it, which you are seeing above. Showing off the Windows Phone UI on the equally minimalistic Oppo Find 5 hardware has gotten us excited.

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Limited edition red colored Oppo Find 5 on its way

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We’ve previously reviewed the Oppo Find 5 and we found it to be a rather fantastic handset. The smartphone looks very elegant in white but the company is all set to unveil a new red colored limited edition of the handset. Continue reading “Limited edition red colored Oppo Find 5 on its way”