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OPPO launches its R7 Series

OPPO launches its R7 Series
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After the release of its midrange Mirror 5 smartphone, OPPO wants to hit big on the mobile device market by adding two more devices to its growing arsenal—the OPPO R7 Plus and the OPPO R7 Lite.

Running on OPPO’s latest mobile operating system, the ColorOS 2.1, the R7 series phones are powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 processor, and offers 4G connectivity, dual SIM features, as well as built-in cameras that are equipped with Flash Shot technology for improved photos of moving subjects.

The OPPO R7 Plus takes the phablet battle to new heights with a 6-inch Full HD display, 3GB RAM, and 32GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB). Its 13MP rear camera is coupled with an OPPO-first RGBW sensor, which enhances shooting under low-light. In front is an 8MP camera for your selfie needs. The R7 Plus’ 4100mAh battery is matched with OPPO’s VOOC Flash Charge technology. According to the company, it is the world’s fastest and safest smartphone charging system, promising 2 hours of performance for a five-minute charging time.

On top of its core specs, the R7 Plus is designed with a magnesium-aluminum unibody and touch-type fingerprint sensor at the back that responds to various commands.

The smaller OPPO R7 Lite, meanwhile, may not be as powerful as the R7 Plus, but this 5-inch HD smartphone can definitely breeze through your day-to-day tasks with the 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB), and 2320mAh battery housed inside its full metal unibody design.

It can capture high-quality snaps via a 13MP Schneider-verified rear camera with PDAF auto-focus system, which is capable of shooting 50MP-quality photos on Ultra-HD mode. The R7 Lite also comes with an 8MP front camera.

OPPO R7 Plus


  • ColorOS 2.1 (based on Android 5.1)
  • 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
  • 13MP rear, 8MP front cameras
  • 6.0-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD display
  • 32GB internal storage, microSD up to 128GB, 3GB RAM
  • 4100mAh Li-polymer battery
  • 4G LTE capability
  • dual nanoSIM


OPPO R7 Lite



  • ColorOS 2.1, based on Android 5.1
  • 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
  • 13MP rear, 8MP front cameras
  • 5.0-inch 1280 x 720 display
  • 16GB internal storage, microSD up to 128GB, 2GB RAM
  • 2320mAh battery
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • dual SIM (microSIM and nanoSIM



The OPPO R7 Plus and OPPO R7 Lite are priced at P21,990 and P13,990, respectively.

Singer-actress and OPPO brand ambassador Sarah Geronimo also graced the R7 series launch event held at the Isla Ballroom in EDSA Shangri-La last September 16. During the launch, she delighted the crowd with her set of song and dance renditions.

Words and photos Antonio Jose Galauran


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