Oppo R1C Unveiled With Sapphire Glass and a Budget-Friendly Price

by Jacob Kleinman | January 14, 2015

The Oppo R1C was officially revealed today; it’s a mid-range phone at an affordable price and compelling features. The new device starts at just 2499 RMB (roughly $400), with sales kicking off later this month on Jan. 20.

Oppo’s newest smartphone comes equipped with a 5-inch 720p display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 processor, a 2420mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage with microSD support up to 128GB. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Oppo’s customer Color OS 2.0 UI. It also looks like at least one version of the R1C will come with sapphire glass covering the back panel, though that could increase the price.

From a design perspective, the Oppo R1C definitely reminds us of an iPhone with its chamfered metal edges. The white model looks a lot like super-sized iPhone 5, while the blue variant has a more unique style to it that’s actually pretty cool.

There’s still no word on when or if Oppo plans to bring this new phone to the U.S. or other Western markets. Thankfully, the company generally sells its devices online unlocked, so it shouldn’t be too hard to get your hands on the R1C once it launches later this month.

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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...