Fingerprint scanner shows up on the latest Oppo R7 images

Fingerprint scanner shows up on the latest Oppo R7 images
The svelte Oppo R7, the subject of a ton of leaks over the last couple of weeks, could be unveiled on May 20th according to the latest speculation involving the device. Besides the rumored unveiling date, the most recent talk around the water cooler includes the possibility that Oppo will unveil a premium version of the handset called the Oppo R7 Plus. The big attraction would be a larger capacity battery than the 2000mAh juicer expected on the R7. Oppo is limited when it comes to battery size for the handset due to the extremely thin footprint of the model.

Some new renders of the Oppo R7 appeared today, and these show a handset that has a thin, metal build similar to what we've seen with other leaked pictures of this device. On the other hand, the bezel-less design of the display has been replaced by a screen that does show a thin border around it. And that button below the screen looks like the fingerprint scanner employed by the HTC One M9 Plus.

Before we jump to conclusions about these renders, we need to consider the possibility that these are older prototypes of the Oppo R7, or a completely different device altogether. On the other hand, this could very well be a legitimate look at what could soon be the thinnest smartphone on the planet.


source: Weibo via GforGames

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33 Comments

1. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Beautiful, it could have been Note5.

11. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Looks Stunning...

32. Simona unregistered

HATE when is charging block wrong way , up side down . uuuwwe ,

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The back really reminds me of Xperia Z.

5. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

True...

20. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Another copy design. Well it's China not gonna argue.

3. Sauce5 unregistered

Why is everyone putting Tou... I mean fingerprint scanners on phones now? There was one on the Atrix YEARS ago... /s.

4. AceofZeroz

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

Coz it'z soooo keeeewwlllll!

6. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Same reason as to why everyone all of a sudden calls their larger flagships "plus". A certain hated (here) company did it and now the rest copy.

9. Sauce5 unregistered

My point being, everyone called Touch ID a gimmick, a mere useless feature, a flaw in security, etc, when in fact it is the complete opposite. Everyone loves Touch ID, and now that Samsung has placed biometrics on their devices, people love it too (even the poorly designed impractical scanner found on the Note 4). And so on. @ your comment: Apple doesn't rush features out instantaneously once the competition releases something drastic. If Apple wanted to copy and rush out their "larger" phones, they would have the second the OG Note launched years ago, just like Samsung did the second Apple rolled out their Touch ID, which explains it's lackluster impractical design take on biometrics.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple Maps. It has nothing to do with not rushing, it had to do with the stubborn arrogance of Steve Jobs. The large screen phones were perfected by the Note 2, and were already better than the iPhone. What it has to do with is Apple waiting until others work out the kinks, then copying them (with a large sprinkling of filing overly broad patents on the work of others).

17. Sauce5 unregistered

Apple Maps, LOL. Hold on a second, are you implying that Google Maps and Tom Tom were completely perfect and didn't run people in opposite directions or off wrong exits when they first launched? You must be new to technology, specifically the mapping industry. Apple Maps has been around for a few years and most of their kinks have been fixed. Google Maps has been in development for 10 YEARS (and many before their launch), and still causes extreme problems alike Apple Maps (released in 2012). As an honest experience, I've ran into one Apple Maps issue every since it launched, and 2 issues on Google Maps (4 including Waze post Google Purchase). Mapping infrastructure isn't simple, and fluctuates where you live, how good your service is, etc. Fanboys who sit behind their monitors and keyboards or smartphones and are uneducated on simple common sense subjects like this are quite the hilarity. Please Tedkord, stop pulling fanboy doodoo out of your rear and use the education and intelligence I normally see you share on this site.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, I was posting evidence that drives a stake in the heart of the "Apple doesn't rush products to market before they're ready," bullsh... Other evidence to the contrary, the iPhone 4 antenna, plagued by an issue any first year electrical student could have predicted.

18. Sauce5 unregistered

As far as your subjective comments, believe what you wish; that is the beauty of opinion :)

7. maherk

Posts: 6955; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Apple sets trends, thats why. Whether we like it or not, Apple knows how to make others follow their lead, from memory options, to gold colors, fingerprint scanners, small and simple boxes, etc... Plus, Apple's implementation of the fingerprint scanner was far easier, faster, and more accurate than what Motorola did with the Atrix.

13. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I had the Atrix and in my experience the accuracy was always great for me... The only advantage of apple implementation is that you don't need to swipe but the position of the scanner on the Atrix was the best... I could unlock the phone before I took it out of my pocket...

15. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Are you implying that they're copying Apple after Apple Moto?

33. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Is not implied, is reality.

8. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Sony z is that you?

10. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Obviously Sony had something with their design (as evidenced by Oppo's complete aping of the Xperia). It was the fact that they (Sony) haven't been able to compete on price with the Chinese brands that makes them such a failure.

12. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

As mentioned before, Oppo will keep throwing out renders and concept models to give them attention to their actual phone release which will be totally different and far from renders and price worse than Apple products,

14. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

This is a shameless copy of my green Z3 Compact... And ironically people will praise this design and bash Sony for not changing it

19. maherk

Posts: 6955; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No one is saying that the design is ugly, quite the opposite. It is just that people want something new after 5 models having the same design, add to that the fact that the majority of chinese OEMs are blatantly copying their design.

23. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Well yeah you are correct... Maybe the thing is that I upgrade phones usually between 1-2 years, and the previous Xperia I had before the Z3C did not even have the Omnibalance design, so for me it really is the first time owning a device with it... I wouldn't mind a second time... But maybe the people who already had the Z, upgraded to the Z2 and they are really waiting for a change with the International Z4... In that case I agree.

22. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

It's combination of iPhone 6 and iPhone 4, Xperia Color and Galaxy Home Button and Gold color

21. GeekMovement unregistered

I see Sony's back, Samsung's front home button with the two capacitive buttons, and Apple's sides/bottom speaker in this phone's design.

25. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

back > Xperia Z3 front > Galaxy Note 4 this is beautiful haha Sony fanboys are mad now lol

26. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Oppo Galaxy Z3. Never thought I'd say this but Meizu is quickly becoming my favorite chinese phone OEM. Others are just going back to the ripoff route.

27. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Ok apparently I was wrong about Meizu as well. The Chinese were just starting to come up with their own design cues+elements Q4 2014. What in the world happened?

31. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

it depends on the models i guess. The N3, Find 7/7a had a distinct Oppo design. But the R5, and now this, looks like they were copied.

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