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.

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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