Oppo R1, low-light photography weapon?

Details of the Oppo R1, pricing, specifications and rear camera have been published leading Chinese tech sites to dub the phone a ‘low-light photography weapon’!

Oppo have clearly shown everyone that they intend to keep producing smartphones with class leading camera technology. The company seem adamant that all smartphone, regardless of price, should have a worthy rear camera.

Yesterday we posted details of the Oppo R829T, an entry-level Oppo phone, today more details of their mid-range R1 have emerged giving us some nice details of the overall specification and rear camera set-up.

The Oppo R1 will go on sale for 2498 Yuan ($411) here in China, which is quite a lot of money fora phone with a 1.3Ghz MT6582 quad-core processor and 1GB RAM, but Oppo are trying to offer users better build-quality and photography with the R1 rather than all out power.

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The body of the Oppo R1 consists of 2 sheets of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 front and rear to give a scratch resistant glossy finish. Inbetween sits a 5-inch 1280 x 720p display, 2410mAh battery, and 16GB of build-in memory, but the jewel in the crown is the main camera.

A 8 mega-pixel Sony rear sensor with saphire glass lens, f2.0 aperture and larger than average 1.32 µm size plus Oppo’s own image processing software should ensure the R1 can take some pretty stunning low-light/night photos. There is also a selfie compatible front Sony 5 mega-pixel shooter with wide-angle lens.

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Oppo have also loaded the R1 with the latest ColorOS meaning you get all the great new features including gesture controls and optimised battery life, however only a China Mobile TD-SCDMA version of the phone has been listed with no news of a WCDMA model just yet.

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Are Oppo on the right track by building higher quality phones with better cameras, or do you think the R1 is just to expensive?

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