Oppo R13 leak: check out this all-black iPhone X... errrr Android phone!

Oppo R13 leak: check out this all-black iPhone X... errrr Android phone!
If you've been a member of the smartphone fandom for a while now, you've probably heard of Oppo. The company doesn't have much of a presence on western markets, but it's huge in China. And, despite the phone we are about to write on in this article, Oppo has also notably made attempts at making unique, innovative designs — like the Oppo N3 with its unique swivel camera, or the Oppo R5, which was "the world's thinnest smartphone" at the time of its launch. Oh, it's also the parent company of the OnePlus "flagship killing" brand that everyone is talking about nowadays.

Innovative concepts aside, Oppo has also dabbled in "copy designs", making one or two phones that are all too similar to the iPhone. We'd like to stress that it is hardly the worst offender when it comes to this, but check out the following design:



This is, allegedly, a leaked Oppo R13 and, as you can see, it looks... strikingly similar to something we know, notch and virtual "home" bar included!

A secondary leak shows a display patent, filed for by Oppo, which shows a screen panel with a top notch, much like the one we see pictured here. It's possible that this leak is legitimate, but we are still unsure if the phone in the picture is actually the R13 model, since the rumor mill seems to be conflicted.

We have to admit, though, the all-black paintjob with a neon green Oppo logo on the back looks really cool. Now, whether or not you are going to be able to buy it in the west — we wager on "no". But 3rd party eshop retailers will surely be able to grab a hold of it and will sell internationaly. If the phone happens to cover the bands that your carrier works over — you'd have a chance there.

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30 Comments

1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

OnePlus 6 design.

20. Techlover2018

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 14, 2017

I hope it's not real , but if it is than its very sad.

2. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

But does it have the notch?

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Did... did you read the article past the title?

17. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Woops my bad, I srsly missed it and thought it explicitly left the notch out. Dear lord XD.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

According to the text IN the article, it does "strikingly similar to something we know, notch and virtual "home" bar included"

19. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

The notch is visible if you look at the picture closely.

5. Whitedot

Posts: 740; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

I want to throw out. I am not a fan of Iphone X but this is so cheap.

6. Rocket

Posts: 636; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I'm an android user but i f.... ng really hate when i see and android oem copying the rotten apple, grrrr

10. toukale

Posts: 617; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Then, you should not be using Android, since it’s an iOS/IPhone clone that is more open.

26. Xilam unregistered

It worked for Samsung in the past.

7. call.me.abdul

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 23, 2017

So, essentially this is how OnePlus 6 is going to look like...

8. joey18

Posts: 654; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

asian

9. trqster

Posts: 176; Member since: May 17, 2013

It's the iPhone X killer! Apple be very afraid.

16. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

This is low-key the best sarcastic quip I've seen all day.

11. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Let the (copying) games begin! smartphone version Hunger games.

18. fyah_king unregistered

Yep, iphone x is a clone of the sharp aquos s2.lol

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30899; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I bet Sharp would love to copy the sales of the iPhone X.

29. fyah_king unregistered

We're talking about copying and not sales.lol

12. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Shameless iClone.

13. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Imitating the best...normal.

14. fyah_king unregistered

More like sharp Aquos s2, iphonearena.

21. dnomadic

Posts: 391; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Shameful... And I'm Android dude.

22. fyah_king unregistered

How is it shameful? The design is from sharp s2. Shouldn't the x be shameful?lol

25. toukale

Posts: 617; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Yes, Apple saw the design in August and copied it in less than a month for their September announcement /s.

30. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Sharp is more like essential phone with a bottom bezel. X is original in every aspect. That is why they left the notch to make it different from android when they go all screen, the same with home button.

24. Chaise unregistered

Chinese copying yet again....

27. Awalker

Posts: 1968; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

That's OPPO and OnePlus's MO. They copy Apple and they have no shame.

31. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

But I’m certain that they cannot copy the X’s price. Only apple has the fan base that don’t bother with the price as long as it is working fine for 5 more years.

32. grk007

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Its a IPX for budget people.

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