OPPO R1S now official; Ditches dual SIM for LTE support

The LTE version of the OPPO R1, i.e., the OPPO R1S just went live in China a few moments back.

The R1S gives dual SIM support a miss, but now comes with 4G LTE on board. This is one among other major differences between the two devices; the updated R1S also gets a Snapdragon 400 processor, replacing the cheaper MT6582 found on the R1. While there are the said differences, the R1S continues to have the exact footprint and body of the original R1.


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Screen, storage and memory remain the same at 720p 5-inch, 16GB and 1GB respectively, but the R1S gets a bump in the imaging department with a more contemporary-sounding 13 mega-pixel main camera instead of the 8 mega-pixel that sits on the R1. With a 2410mAh battery, the OPPO R1S is powered by OPPO’s own ColorOS based on Android v4.3.

Pre-orders for the OPPO R1S will start tomorrow, with an asking price of 2498 Yuan ($400), with the device offered in two colour variants — Blue and White.

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  1. hed190
    April 24, 2014

    these guys are joking! Other companies are launching great phones and oppo launch this!

    don’t understand some companies…

  2. desponent
    April 24, 2014

    lol good luck oppo

  3. Andrew P
    April 24, 2014

    Qualcomm 400 for $400 ? Nice job.

    • junior_poa
      April 24, 2014

      shame oppo!

  4. simon
    April 24, 2014

    mal la bu

  5. Brooklyn701
    April 24, 2014

    That makes me ditch this phone. No dual SIM = not for me. Too Bad next candidate which had great potential if it were Dual SIM…. :/

    • April 24, 2014

      What about the original R1 which has dual SIM?

  6. antidumb
    April 24, 2014

    now every smartphone above $400 is a joke

  7. Abir
    April 25, 2014

    I just dont see the point of this phone, specs are quite low for the price. Even phones from samsung, sony have better specs in this price range. I dont think very many people would shell out $400 such a low speced phone specially from a Chinese company. Even the older Find 5 from oppo themselves is a far better buy which has seen price cuts recently.

    • desponent
      April 25, 2014

      I guess they’re trying to appeal to ladies crowd seeing the color of choice.