OPPO R1 leaked: next-gen camera-upgraded phone to debut late December

Dec 18, 2013
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Images and specs for the OPPO R1 have leaked, and the smartphone is looking to be a worthy update to the Chinese electronics company's R-series line of Android handsets. While the R1 will not be OPPO's flagship handset by any means -- those honors go to the Find-series and CyanogenMod-enabled N1 -- the R1 is a step up in most respects from the R819 released in August.

The leaked images and specs reveal an incrementally thinner body in comparison to the R819. It's just 7.1 mm thin, as opposed to the R819's 7.3 mm. The 5-inch 720p display is slightly taller than the R819's 4.7-inch offering of equal pixel count. The body packs incrementally more processing power than its immediate predecessor, bettering the R819's 1.2GHz clockspeed with a 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex A7 MediaTek MT6582 chipset.

Like the R819, the R1 has 1GB of RAM, 16GB of Internal storage, and an 8MP rear-facing camera. But the front-facing camera gets a big pixel density boost with 5MP, well over double that of the R819's 1.9MP. OPPO is also touting the R1's "new revolutionary sensor for great night shooting" and "new PI engine to preserve the real colors of the pictures."

The default operating system out of the box will be Android 4.2.2, but there's been no word yet on whether the R1 will be available with the company's own optional "ColorOS" Android UI -- or perhaps better yet, CyanogenMod -- as it is on the N1.

The official release for this next-gen mid-level phone is slated for late December -- just in time for a New Year's gift? Valentine's Day? Whatever the case, check out the glass and metal body on the R1 in the leaked glamor shots below.

SOURCE: Android Community


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