Oppo’s U3 is Official
Jan22

Oppo’s U3 is Official

Oppo raised the curtain on a new smartphone in its Chinese homeland this week, and it is a decent looking and spec’d piece of kit. The Oppo U3 is a bigger handset that the Oppo N3 and Oppo N5, while it hits a nice sweet spot in the mid-range market in terms of hardware and price. The Oppo U3 has a 5.9-inch screen with a Full HD 1080 x 1920 resolution, and that panel covers 75% of the handset, making it a sleek looking thing. Other...

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Oppo Shipping 50 Million Smartphones in 2015
Dec29

Oppo Shipping 50 Million Smartphones in 2015

Oppo has made a name for itself with its strange and innovative smartphones, and the company is known in western markets for its devices with swivelling cameras. The company has enjoyed decent growth, especially in China, but Oppo is planning for 2015 to be massive and a year in which it will position itself alongside the Samsung’s, Apple’s, and Xiaomi’s of the world. According to DigiTimes (citing Chinese sources), Oppo is planning...

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N3 is Oppo’s good but expensive flagship
Oct29

N3 is Oppo’s good but expensive flagship

Chinese brand Oppo rolled out a couple of new devices at a press event in Singapore earlier today, and while the R5 wowed as the world's thinnest smartphone, it is the N3 that is the company’s flagship. The handset landed as a successor to the N1 and once again shows off Oppo's unique way of getting utilizing both the rear and front facing cameras with the same lens. Aside from being a camera phone, the N3 also packs a decent...

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Oppo launches the world’s thinnest smartphone, the R5
Oct29

Oppo launches the world’s thinnest smartphone, the R5

Oppo raised the curtain on two brand new smartphones at a launch event today, the N3 flagship and this new handset, the Oppo R5, a device that comes with a distinct calling card. The R5 is the thinnest smartphone in the world at just 4.85mm, thinner than the current holder of that accolade, the Gionee Elife S5.1. It really does look freakishly thin and Oppo has managed to cram some solid specs into that wafer like chassis. In the...

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Oppo’s upcoming N3 has a typically bonkers camera
Sep17

Oppo’s upcoming N3 has a typically bonkers camera

The N1 from Chinese brand Oppo was one of the most curious smartphones ever made, almost entirely because of its camera. The huge phablet device at a 260 degree swivelling snapper that meant users could utilize the 13 megapixel rear snapper as a front facing selfie lens. That of course brought a new twist to the selfie trend, giving the front facing camera all the bells and whistles of the big lens at the back. There were problems...

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Oppo N1 Mini image revealed as handset launches tomorrow
May29

Oppo N1 Mini image revealed as handset launches tomorrow

The "mini" smartphone trend has focused on taking flagship handsets and watering them down to mid-range affairs that lack the same features but still look the same and have the name. It is a rather cynical edge to the mobile world and ethically it tears people right down the middle, but it is also a trend that is clearly here to stay. The latest to jump on the mini bandwagon is Oppo with its Oppo N1 Mini. For the most part, mini...

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