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Oppo launches the U3 in China - a 5.9" behemoth with an octa-core 64-bit chipset inside

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Oppo launches the U3 in China - a 5.9" behemoth with an octa-core 64-bit chipset inside
After a handful of rumors and speculations, Oppo's latest piece of tech silently landed on the Chinese market today - meet the bigger brother of the Oppo N3 and the Oppo R5, the spic-and-span Oppo U3. Sporting a large 5.9" display, the device is among the behemoth's in Oppo's portfolio, dwarfing the slightly smaller N3 and being a Goliath when compared with David, the Oppo R5.

Up front, we have a large 5.9-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels, which is covering 75% of the Oppo U3's front side. Inside the device, one can find a 64-bit MediaTek MT6752 chipset with eight cores that can run up at up to 1.7GHz when more resource-demanding tasks are at hand.

Two gigabytes of RAM, 16GB of native storage, and a 3,000mAh battery at the back. A 13MP rear camera with a Sony IMX124 sensor completes the specs sheet, whereas a 5MP snapper can be found at the front.

Oppo launches the U3 in China - a 5.9" behemoth with an octa-core 64-bit chipset inside
The Oppo U3 also comes with two SIM card slots (a micro SIM and a nano SIM) and is LTE-enabled. It is running on the company's in-house ColorOS 2.0.1, which is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and also dons a ton of additional gesture-based features that aid single-handed usage.

Apart from these, the U3 has been also adorned with a dedicated audio-processing chip, AK4961, as well as Oppo's VOOC fast-charging technology, which will charge your device to roughly 75% for half an hour. 

Interestingly enough, Oppo has also uncovered a weird rabbit tail case for the device, which is nothing else but a... white ball of far that attached to the rear cover. It is said that this accessory will aid users in their quest of handling the device, but better don't drop the device!

At the moment, the Oppo U3 is only available in China, where it sells for a price tag, equivalent of roughly $451. There is no word, however, if the device will land on other markets. 


source: Oppo via GizmoChina

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posted on 21 Jan 2015, 02:56

1. kent-gaga (Posts: 501; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


does it have 4x optical zoom as in the leaks?

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 03:12

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Oppo phones are costly.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 03:17 1

3. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Not sure about that. At least here in North Borneo (East Malaysia) they are pretty inexpensive than the likes of Samsung, HTC and etc. Find 7a cost RM1400 where the S5 is RM1999.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 03:33

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Here in India, costs are higher than Lenovo and Huawei, according to brand recognition and specs wise they are costly, prices are almost similar to S5 of Find 7 and 7a.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 03:55 1

8. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


It's around SGD 200 cheaper in Singapore compared to say s5

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 03:23

4. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


The looks and specs is above decent for me.
I underestimated Oppo before but that has changed when I bought the Find 7a, a really great phone for the price.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 03:39 2

6. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


iPhone > This big junk.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 03:55 1

7. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


K....

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 06:07 2

10. zunaidahmed (Posts: 812; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


I would not say it is a junk but the iPhone is sure better, they are not in the same price range, so it is hard to compare. Even if it is better, it will show no glory...

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 04:21

9. lekeola35 (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Jan 2015)


i would rather settled for jiayu s3 or iocean mt6752 rock, they have same specs

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 06:29 1

11. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Reminds me of quite a lot of Chinese phones

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 07:17

12. Suo.Eno (Posts: 498; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


5.9" chassis and yet with just an approximately 3000mAh batt to me is a non-starter. This thin and light movement can kiss my sweet behind for all I care. I won't have a problem w/ this if anyone can come back with MT6752's efficiency numbers.

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