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Oppo U3 certified by TENAA, offers 5.9-inch screen and 13MP camera with a 4X Optical Zoom

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Oppo U3 certified by TENAA, offers 5.9-inch screen and 13MP camera with a 4X Optical Zoom
Back in November, we told you about a visit to the AnTuTu site made by a device called the Oppo U3. Well, we are happy to report that the device has been certified by China's TENAA, which is the country's equivalent to the FCC in the states. If TENAA has its numbers right, and it usually does, this will be the thinnest smartphone to offer a 4X Optical Zoom. At 9mm, the Oppo U3 is thinner than the ASUS ZenFone Zoom, which is 11.95mm thick.

Some of the Oppo U3 specs seem to be different than what we saw on the AnTuTu visit. Instead of the 4.6-inch screen mentioned on the benchmark site, TENAA has the phone listed as having a 5.9-inch display, with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. The AnTuTu visit did reveal the octa-core 1.7GHz processor that TENAA states is under the hood of the Oppo U3. There will be 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. A microSD slot is available for those needing additional storage. Besides the 13MP camera on back, there is a 5MP "selfie" snapper up front. Pricing and availability is unknown.

We also expect Oppo to unveil a new headset. The Oppo PM-3 can be seen in some of the photos in the video slideshow below.


Thanks for the tip!

source: GizmoChina

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posted on 07 Jan 2015, 01:16 3

1. santy (Posts: 60; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


2015 - Year of Optical Zoom in smartphones.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 01:27

2. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Looks great!

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 01:29

3. longtian (Posts: 40; Member since: 13 Apr 2013)


Huawei honor 6 plus and Oppo U3 which one is better?

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 01:42

4. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Oppo U3 is not even announced by Oppo yet.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 02:07 1

5. greenelektron (Posts: 528; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


So ugly. And oppo is known to overprice their phones feeling like a high-end brand. Good luck!

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 02:18 1

6. deanylev (Posts: 194; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


Why aren't they high end? They make fantastic phones, that most owners adore. Their designs, build quality, internals, displays, speakers and cameras are always great. Why aren't they high end?

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 02:22

7. NotAGeek (Posts: 279; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Wow,optical zoom phones were hot these days

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 03:09 1

8. mixedfish (Posts: 1144; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


Optical zoom on slim body = small sensor, slow lens and more barrel distortion. Not to mention terrible stabilization when zoomed in with an F stop almost incapable of low-light.

Stick to your prime lens.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 03:49

9. Genersis (Posts: 217; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Darn.
Not the U3 I was waiting/hoping for.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 04:57 1

10. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 334; Member since: 30 May 2014)


other manufacturers should feature optical zoom in their high-end smartphones, especially in samsung, sony, lg, htc, etc... :)

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 06:58

11. jellmoo (Posts: 1455; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Um... Where is this so called optical zoom? I think there may be a translation problem or something, because there just plain isn't one in any of these pictures.

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