The much-anticipated upcoming smartphone from Chinese OEM Oppo, the R7 has been popping up every other day on the net from one source or another. The phone is scheduled to be officially launched on May 20th, but it is not the only device that Oppo is likely to launch on that day. The Oppo R7 Plus, which is the bigger cousin of the R7, is also likely to see an official reveal on that very same day, according to sustained rumors from multiple sources. Now for the first time, images of the devices, seemingly from an official television commercial has been leaked on the net, which seem to indicate that all the rumors about the R7 Plus having a metallic unibody design with a magnesium alloy back were indeed spot on. The leaked images also show what looks like a fingerprint scanner on the back of the R7 Plus just under the rear camera sensor, which is reportedly of the 20.7 megapixel variety according to previous leaks. However, the new images seem to directly contradict Oppo’s assertion that the phone will come without side bezels.
The Oppo R7 Plus is said to be powered by the same chipset as its smaller cousin, the R7. That would be the Mediatek MT6795 SoC with a 64-bit octa-core CPU with four Cortex-A57 and four Cortex-A53 cores in a big.LITTLE combo, and a PowerVR G6200 GPU. The device will be launched with Oppo’s proprietary Color OS on top of Android 4.4 KitKat and not Lollipop. The Oppo R7 Plus will also reportedly come with on-screen software buttons, unlike the smaller R7, which will come with hardware buttons according to previous rumors.
Today’s leaks come from two different posts on Chinese microblogging website Weibo, both of which claim the images are screenshots of the device from a television commercial that was aired prematurely. With so many leaks coming thick and fast from so many different directions, it is difficult to keep track of at times. It also gets harder to weed out the reliable ones from the trolls. But all the haze that has built up around the two devices is likely to lift less than two weeks from now. The television screenshots posted on Weibo can be seen below.