Super slim OPPO R7 incoming with MT6795 SoC

OPPO has been on the forefront of design experimentation (the company itself would call it ‘innovation’) through the past couple of years, producing swivel camera phones, and super slim devices that are so thin they lack 3.5mm audio ports.

According to an Indonesian certification body, OPPO will once again be taking a plunge into the deep world of slim phones with their upcoming OPPO R7. The phone will reportedly feature one of the most anticipated processors — the MediaTek MT6795, which is also rumoured to be sitting in the heart of the upcoming HTC E9.

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Not a lot is known about the upcoming OPPO R7, however. What we can say for certain is that the phone will be super thin, for it will have a legacy to follow. And, if it does ship with the MT6795 SoC, the R7 will be quite a powerful phone… OPPO will have to cram quite a bit into a thin frame for that.

What are your expectations from this upcoming phone? I, for one, hope the design doesn’t leave the device with a below par battery life. Let us know in the comments section below!

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  1. Urke Zakelinho
    March 16, 2015

    Hopefully under 400€ …

  2. Rob
    March 16, 2015

    I also believe the Vivo X7 is gonna be sporting the same chip, looking more forward to that to be honest.

    • Simon
      March 16, 2015

      When is that coming (supposedly) ?

      • Rob
        March 16, 2015

        Who knows, just like every rumoured phone with the mt6795 it’s coming’soon’! I doubt we’ll see any till may time.

  3. Max67000
    March 16, 2015

    The phone looks nice, but it will be for sure expensive & Color OS is disappointing.

    • Stavros G
      March 16, 2015

      Color OS is disappointing? for which reason?

  4. antidumb
    March 16, 2015

    no protruding camera please, i always against protruding camera because it mean that its thin is forced.

    there is no point if there’s a phone part that isn’t thin enough which mean hardware is not ready

    but if all body part is flat there is a point, it’s prove that hardware is ready for that thin body

  5. Nick
    March 16, 2015

    Hi there, I need to buy a phone asap and I was wondering if someone can help me to choose the right one. This is going to be my first smartphone and my budget is around 240€. I am looking for a device with a screen size between 4.7″ and 5″. At the beginning I considered to buy the IUNI U2 and changed my mind after seeing some bad comments on XDA forum. I want a solid device with a nice quality build and pretty good specs.

    List of phones:
    ZTE Blade S6
    THL 2015
    SISWOO Cooper I7
    Redmi 2 Enhanced Version (which is sold around $185 without shipping costs, a bit expensive I would say considering its specs)
    IUNI U3 Mini (but it will be around +300€ for international buyers)

    Or some flagships from 2014 but I doubt that I will find a device around 250€ with a screen size between 4.7″ and 5.2″.

    All suggestions are welcome! I really need your help.


    • Necris
      March 16, 2015

      Consider the gionee elife e7, it’s under 200$ at the moment

      • Nick
        March 16, 2015

        Hi, thanks but I haven’t considered the Xiaomi MI3 which is smaller comparing to the Gionee Elife E7. Moreover, the price cut is too much for the E7 which is weird!

        Damn, I check this website everyday and I can read many comments posted by people with deep passion for technology and smartphones but no one is able to suggest me a phone in the list above. Anyway, I will go for the THL.

        • A4i
          March 17, 2015

          If you are in Europe, just buy LG G3, or the old G2, depending on your budget. None of the Chinese phones can beat G2/G3 specs at their respective price points right now.

          • Nick
            March 17, 2015

            Well G2 is a great phone but it cost around 300€ for the 32GB version brand new in the box. Some seller propose the device around 400€, so I pass my turn. G3 has plenty bugs according some users and it is still expensive.

    • Airyl
      March 16, 2015

      I’d say the ZTE Blade S6 or the IUNI U3 Mini would be your best bets, and Redmi is also considerable.

      The Blade S6 has a decent processor in it that can somewhat match the MTK chipsets, the specs are well rounded, it’s ergonomic and comfortable to use for extended periods of time and design is nice once you get past the fact that it’s mimicking the iPhone.

      The IUNI U3 has fantastic specs all around and is considerably faster than all the other phones listed here. That alone is enough to justify it.

      The Redmi 2 is my preferred choice in terms of build quality and software. The enhanced version will cost you extra however, and at that price you might as well get the S6.

      The reasons I don’t recommend the other phones are:-

      The ThL 2015 is still rather buggy according to Youtube reviews and impressions on the device. ThL don’t exactly have the best track record when it comes to updates, so I say it would be best to leave this one alone for now.

      Siswoo is a new brand in the market. They’re still unproven and very young compared to other seasoned or experienced brands like ZTE, Xiaomi and IUNI. If you’re willing to take the risk, then go ahead.

      Other phones that you could consider are the Nubia Z7 Mini and Huawei Honor 4X. Hope I helped.

      • Nick
        March 17, 2015

        Dear Airyl, thank you for your message and recommendations. I was planning to buy the Nubia Z7 Mini a few months ago but I changed my mind cos many users were unhappy regarding ROM updates. It has better specs comparing the phones in my list (except the IUNI U3 Mini) but its 2300mAh battery is a big downside for me.

        I like the IUNI U3 Mini but I really don’t know when this phone will be available in the market for international buyers. I have seen different prices for the device like 1999Yuan in China which is $320 (almost 300€) plus the margin made by resellers will push the price up. I mean that if I have to pay 350€ or more for a chinese flagship phone I would prefer to get the Samsung Galaxy S5 or the Xiaomi MI4. EUR is very low these days and it is not very interesting to import phones from china.

        I also considered for a moment to get the Xiaomi MI3 but it might be too big for me. In fact I really don’t know, I had the chance to put my hands on once, a french dude was using it in front of me in the train. I found it a bit large for a 5″ device due probably to its design. Is it worth the money considering that the device has been released in 2013?

        I agree with you regarding the Redmi 2 Enhanced version, it seems to be a good phone but it is sold around $186 for international buyers. Maybe for that price it would be better to get the ZTE Blade S6 which has a more powerful CPU comparing the Snapdragon 410. I have to make a choice asap, so I take in consideration your advices.


        • Oz
          March 18, 2015

          why not try One Plus- go to the Web site. It depend which country you are you may be lucky No invite required for the next 12 hrs or so.
          Otherwise, apart from IUni3 try Kingzone Z1. about $209. Should be available now.

          • Nick
            March 18, 2015

            Thank you but I don’t want 5.5″ phones.

      • Nick
        March 17, 2015

        Umi zero has pretty old specs now but thank you for your suggestion.

    March 16, 2015

    nice bezels :S

  7. Anonymous
    March 17, 2015

    I’d like to bend test one of these phones…

  8. E8hffff
    March 22, 2015

    It would be nice to have a turn’able camera. It’s good to see on screen what your filming and using the best mega-pixel matrix.