Just yesterday, we did an article about the OPPO Neo teaser that was sent out, but at that time we had no concrete information as to when it was actually going to be released. Today however, thanks to their Facebook page, shown above, we know that is now on sale, but only in Indonesia for a mere US$220.
The OPPO Neo is an entry-level smartphone with a 4.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 854 x 480. It is powered by only a dual-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz and only has 512MB of RAM. It comes with a 5-MP main camera and a 2MP Front Facing Camera (FFC) for video chat or taking the occasional selfie. The User Interface (UI) is called ColorOS and it runs on top of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It has a 1900mAh replaceable battery, Dual-SIM, Bluetooth, GPS, MicroUSB, Gloves Mode (to operate device wearing gloves), and Quick Reach Gestures. It is 132 x 65.8 x 9.2mm and weighs in at 130 grams.
The OPPO line is one that we have had on our radars for a while now – the beautifully crafted OPPO N1, their flagship model, shown above, finally went on sale in the U.S. on December 10, 2013. Its most unusual features are the rotating camera "head" with dual flash 16MP camera and the aluminum framework and ceramic-like body. Its specs included a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad-Core 1.7GHz processor, 5.9-inch Full HD display at 1920—1080 (377 PPI), 2GB of RAM, 16GB Internal Memory, a 3610 mAh Battery, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. This model does not come with LTE, but they are working on the OPPO Find 7 model, which will include LTE.
OPPO continues to tease us about their OPPO Find 7 model, believed to sport a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 display resolution, which works out to a whopping 538PPI. A set of images popped up on Weibo, showing us a possible front panel and metal frame. It should one of the best devices coming out in 2014.
Please let us know on our Google+ Page if the OPPO Neo, or the OPPO line in general, is a device that you would consider if it ever came to the U.S.