Oppo launches smartphone with the option to run stock Android

Oppo launches smartphone with the option to run stock Android
One of the top requests from Android power-users is for manufacturers to give the option to turn off any custom skin that has been put on the Android software and run pure stock Android. That's why the recent Google Edition devices have been so positively received: you can get the hardware you want, without the software you don't. 

Well, it looks like Oppo has been listening as well, because the company just announced the launch of a new smartphone that gives you the option to run pure stock Android. The device is the Oppo R819, and while the choice of reverting to stock may impress power-users, the specs on the device won't. The Oppo R819 has a 4.7-inch 720p IPS display, a MediaTek quad-core 1.2GHz chipset, 1 GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, an 8MP Sony Exmor BSI rear camera, a 2MP front camera, a 2000mAh battery, and oddly, Android 4.2.1, rather than the usual 4.2 bump of 4.2.2.

The Oppo R819 will be pretty thin and extremely light at 7.3mm and 110g, which makes it a bit thicker, yet still lighter than the thinnest device we've seen. The device will offer gesture controls for waking, answering, and silencing your device. And, it will give you the choice of the shipping ROM, Oppo's "Color ROM", or a stock Android ROM. 

The Oppo R819 may not officially come to the U.S., but it is planned for an early September release, and it is already popping up on some European sites for €269 ($359). 

source: Oppo via The Next Web

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R819
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh

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27 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Please copy this now.

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Oppo launches smartphone with the option to run stock Android" Would be nice if there was such option from all companies, especially with flagship devices. :)

27. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Totally agree with you, personally i really feel stock Android suit me quite well, other UI is good, but for me i prefer clean and neat and simple, which Stock Android UI able to provide me ;)

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Every OEM needs to do this, or at least give an option to either run their UI or Vanilla on boot up.

7. Pancoon

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

Exactly.

8. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

No doubt.

10. legend1

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

nice idea and the specs arent that bad

15. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

nova launcher is the easiest option to go stock android. and holo locker as well

20. Kevinphantom

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

Its not about launcher is about whole rom and stock android is best way to get all speed and battery life in your device

17. mohit9206

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Hope other companies follow soon.

21. volcano321

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 08, 2013

Way overpriced. Almost the same specs as the Xiaomi red rice (hong mi) which sells for $130 USD. Only diff I see is the 16GB bulitin storage vs 4GB + microsd on the red rice. Both are 720p, mediatek quadcore, 1GB ram.

23. GeekMovement unregistered

Oppo find 7 to the states please.

24. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

I'm still waiting on the Find 7.

26. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

If it only it had a better processor, then I would be interested in it. :(

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