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

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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1. santy

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

2015 - Year of Optical Zoom in smartphones.

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Looks great!

3. longtian

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

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

4. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Oppo U3 is not even announced by Oppo yet.

5. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

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

6. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 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?

7. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Wow,optical zoom phones were hot these days

8. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 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.

9. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

10. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

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

11. jellmoo

Posts: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 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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