Oppo launched two great devices last November, company's new flagship, the Oppo N3, and an extremely thin R5 mid-ranger. The R5 was even the thinnest phone in the world for a while, but then Vivo released an event thinner X5 Max handset. Anyhow, we've been hearing for a while now that Oppo intends to launch yet another mid-range handset in January, that device already got certified by TENAA back in November and we got some additional info (rumor) about the handset in December.
Well, it looks like Oppo plans to unveil this thing on January 14 and try to steal some attention from Xiaomi, which is holding its own event on January 15 where the company will release the Redmi Note 2 and some additional hardware, perhaps even the Mi5. Oppo has released a new poster on company's official Weibo (Chinese social network) account with which they confirmed that they'll launch their first phone this year on January 14. They did not mention that it will be the Oppo R1C (also known as Oppo R8207), but it seems logical, that's the only Oppo device we've heard about in a while and it already got certified, so it's logical.
The phone will allegedly feature a sapphire glass panel on the back (will have glass on both sides) and as far as specs go, it will be a mid-range device. According to TENAA listing, this handset will feature a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card up to 128GB). 13-megapixel camera will be located on the back of this device, and a 5-megapixel snapper will be available up front. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 SoC, a 64-bit octa-core chip will power on this handset and support for 4G LTE connectivity is also expected here.
Several images of this device leaked in the past and you can check them out in a gallery below this article. The device looks really good in my humble opinion, and its success will depend on the price, I hope Oppo will price it low enough, because both the R5 and the N3 are priced really high. Do you like this device?