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Oppo Unveils R1 Smartphone Launching in Late December

by Jacob Kleinman | December 3, 2013December 3, 2013 6:30 pm PST


Oppo took to Chinese social network Sina Weibo yesterday to officially announce the R1, a new smartphone launching in late December. The short post also claims the device’s camera will be able to take beautiful photos at night, and shows the Oppo R1 in black and white models reminiscent of the iPhone 4/4S design.

The smartphone maker hasn’t revealed any of the Oppo R1’s official specs, but we already know a good deal about the device thanks to Chinese regulator TENAA’s website. TechWeb notes that the R1 recently surfaced online during wireless testing, revealing a 5-inch 960 x 540-pixel display and a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. The new handset also allegedly features an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel secondary camera and runs some version of Android.

The Oppo R1 arrives on the heels of the N1, which the company unveiled in September and is slated to arrive in the U.S. next week for $599 unlocked. The flagship device boasts a 5.9-inch display and a 13-megapixel rotating camera, making a the R1 more of a mid-range device by comparison. The N1 also runs Android with either Cyanogen ROM or the Oppo’s own Color OS on top, though its unclear what kind of user interface the R1 will feature.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...