OPPO R7s was recently announced at the GITEX 2015 in Dubai and it also went up for pre-order in Malaysia few days back. The latest trend in the smartphone world is the color Rose Gold and OPPO has joined the bandwagon.
After Apple introduced a brand new color – Rose Gold for their latest flagship devices iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the smartphone world has gone crazy for this color. It is nothing but a fancy name for ‘pink’. Apple played a masterstroke by naming it ‘Rose Gold’ instead of the traditional ‘Pink’ because pink is mostly associated with females. By calling it ‘Rose Gold’, the color has got wider acceptance among both the gender and it is a win-win for both the brands and the consumers as well.
Samsung has released a Galaxy Note5 Pink Gold variant recently. Now, OPPO R7s Rose Gold variant is a reality. The only exception we have seen so far is from LG. They have launched a White Gold LG G4 instead of a Rose Gold or Pink Gold color variant.
OPPO R7s Specifications
The OPPO R7s features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD AMOLED 2.5D curved display, that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The phablet is powered by a 1.5 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) processor with Adreno 405 GPU. It has 4 GB of RAM and comes with 32 GB of internal memory which can also be expanded via microSD card. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with the latest Color OS 2.1 on top of it. It has a magnesium aluminium unibody design.
The R7s houses a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and Sony IMX214 sensor with f/2.2 aperture. On the front, it comes with a 8 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture for selfies and video calling. It is 6.95 mm thick and weighs 155 grams. It comes with Hybrid Dual SIM slot where the second nano SIM slot can also be used as microSD slot. Its specifications are similar to the OPPO R7 Plus but it does not come with the fingerprint scanner at the back.
The R7s includes 4G LTE, 3G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and USB OTG as connectivity options. It houses a 3,070 mAh battery under the hood which uses OPPO’s proprietary VOOC Rapid Charge that charges the phone up to 90% in just about 50 minutes.
The OPPO R7s Rose Gold will start rolling out via oppostyle.com by the end of November. It has been priced at CNY 2599 (US $408 / INR Rs 26,963 approximately) in China. However, we do not know the global pricing yet. It has been listed on the official OPPO Malaysia website for RM 1,898 (US $435 approximately). The device can be pre-ordered without paying anything upfront and the pre-order period will end on November 22. In Malaysia, the OPPO R7s Rose Gold variant is a Limited Edition and will ship around December.
As informed earlier, it will start rolling out in Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand as well as MENA region, with the United Arab Emirates as a hub. The phablet will also come to Europe and USA and will be sold via OPPO Style website starting around December.