Oppo’s family of super-slim R7 smartphones is rounded out by today’s launch of the R7s, a 5.5-inch-screened mid-range Android phone with an enticingly low price tag of $529. Like the smaller R7, it’s ridiculously slim at 7mm, has space for two SIMs or a SIM plus microSD storage, and Oppo’s excellent high-speed VOOC fast charging.
The R7s uses the same tried-and-tested Snapdragon 615 octa-core chipset — which has a quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 segment and even more efficient quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 complement — along with an impressive 4GB of RAM, and only a 32GB storage option will be offered. (It’s looking like phone manufacturers are finally catching on to the fact that 16GB is not enough.) The 5.5-inch touchscreen AMOLED is a 1080p panel — not quite as pixel-dense as a Nexus 6P or Note 5, but still detailed at 400ppi.
Like other Oppo phones, the R7s’s big selling point is its VOOC fast charging — at 25 Watts (5 volts and 5 amps), it’s 40 per cent faster than the USB Type-C 15 Watt standard, and 28 per cent faster than Samsung’s 18 Watt adaptive fast charging. Oppo says it can charge the 3070mAh R7s to 90 per cent capacity in 50 minutes, and Oppo says its internal cell has had real-world battery life results of 13 hours and 15 minutes. You can buy the R7s online through Oppo’s web store, or at retail at Dick Smith. [Oppo]