The Oppo R7 is now up for pre-order in the UK, although the device has not been launched officially in the country as yet. The R7 is available on Amazon UK and comes with a price-tag of £259. According to the listing on the online retailer’s website, the phone will be officially released on July 21st. The R7 is the flagship device from Chinese manufacturer Oppo, and was unveiled in Beijing last week along with its larger sibling, the R7 Plus. Both the phones share the same internal hardware for the most part, with the significant differences being the screen size, built-in storage and the battery. There is nothing to indicate when the R7 Plus will be available for purchase in the UK. Meanwhile, Oppo has also launched a third variant of the R7, called the R7 Lite, to cater to the “needs of users in different regions”. While there are no specific details available about the hardware on the R7 Lite, given the product positioning and the nomenclature, it is expected to be launched with a lower price-tag than the flagship R7 duo. However, the device is expected to retain the same metallic build and 2.5D glass like its more expensive siblings.
Both the R7 and the R7 Plus come with fairly similar underlying hardware as mentioned above. The R7 features a 5-inch Full-HD 1080p AMOLED display with 2.5D glass, and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 chipset, which comes with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 405 GPU. The handset comes with 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, and has a 2320 mAh battery. The smartphone sports a 13 megapixel camera on the rear, with an f/2.2 aperture and an 8-megapixel front camera. The R7 Plus meanwhile, also comes with a Full HD AMOLED display, but it measures 6-inches diagonally and comes with 32 GB storage and a much larger battery, rated at 4100 mAh. Both devices support VOOC fast charging and Cat. 4 LTE connectivity for download speeds up to 150 Mbps. Both devices come with Oppo’s newly announced ColorOS v2.1, built on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop. The Oppo R7 is priced in China at CNY 2,499 ($400) and the Oppo R7 Plus has a slightly higher price-tag of CNY 2,999 ($480).