Teaser confirms metal unibody design for the Oppo R7

Teaser confirms metal unibody design for the Oppo R7
Just yesterday, we told you that the Oppo R7 had been certified by TENAA, China's version of the FCC. We learned a couple of things about the handset, one of which was that it might not be as thin as earlier hoped. The other is that there are two variants of the device. The one for China Telecom is powered by a 64-bit octa-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 CPU. The China Mobile model is driven by an octa-core 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6752 CPU.

A new teaser posted Tuesday on Oppo's Weibo page confirms that the Oppo R7 will come with a metal unibody design . At one time, there was talk that the Oppo R7 would be thinner than the 4.85mm Oppo R5 and 4.75mm Vivo X5 Max. The latter currently holds the title of "World's thinnest smartphone." However, yesterday's TENAA cerification revealed that the R7 would be 6.3mm thin. That is still a rather thin design, but not a record breaker.

The latest word on the matter that we have, is that the Oppo R7 and a premium Oppo R7 Plus will both be unveiled on May 20th. Yesterday's TENAA certification would certainly dovetail with the idea that the phone will soon be unwrapped in China. Another feature of the device that many are waiting to see whether the display is actually bezel-less, or if it has a razor thin border around the 2.5D glass.

We should point out that the image of the Oppo R7 used on the new teaser does resemble the pictures of the phone released by TENAA, including the protruding square housing used on the rear camera.


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source: Oppo via GforGames

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6 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Camera sensor looks big.

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

*Camera bump

3. mickeygosselin

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

I guess the thin race is finally over

4. waddup121 unregistered

vroom vroom

5. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

unibody = lame

6. Dr.SamX

Posts: 240; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Look at Huawei's P8 and you know how to implement a good camera sensor in a proper way!

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