You’ll probably want to own the OPPO R7 after witnessing the crazy edge to edge screen!


oppo r7

The Nubia Z9 has been getting a lot of media footage lately, which is something the guys over at OPPO don’t fancy too much perhaps. Which is why, a few pictures and a video of a rival device has been making rounds on the internet today!

The OPPO R7 is an upcoming powerhouse from the Chinese OEM, which is not only expected to be super slim, but is also going to have a crazy edge-to-edge screen. The phone will have a MediaTek MT6795 SoC along with a 21 mega-pixel camera, so it isn’t just the design that you’ll be wanting the R7 for.

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The screen uses some sort of a tapered coating which helps the R7 achieve the ‘edge-to-edge’ screen design, which in fact may not be the case. Besides all of that, the phone will also challenge the R5 and the Vivo X5Max with a thickness of under 5mm — 4.87mm is what we’re hearing!

Bezel-less-Oppo-R7-3

Take a look at a little hands on video of the phone in action:

What do you think? Are you, like me, itching to get your hands on the OPPO R7? Let us know in the comments section below!

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92 Comments

  1. Dro
    April 17, 2015

    uhm.. give me zte z9 pleasee

  2. molfetamina
    April 17, 2015

    worried about the price….

  3. Darevintage
    April 17, 2015

    …and it will cost a gazillion

  4. Miko
    April 17, 2015

    At the end they will also want to remove the bezzels from the upper and down part of the device and then I want to see how we will hold them without activating anything from these bezelless phones…. Maybe they should develop a program that the phone reacts to thinking so we don’t have to touch them!

    • Stef
      April 17, 2015

      That would be the day! I’m waiting of this since the original iphone was released. Imagine a phone of the size of iphone 3G being 5 inches. And then a phone of the size of Galaxy S6 being 5.7 inches (Note screen).

      As for the tech of not accidentally touching anything is (called the) palm rejection. And if you wait a bit (for the tech to catch up) you can have a screen only registering fingertips so the whole screen could double as a fingertip scanner too and obviously no accidental touches.

      Enough with those bezels they’re so last decade, if you ask me they’re late too of eliminating them.

      I agree that they look ugly (especially due to the assymetry caused by the top/bottom bezels) but it would push software developers to create tech like proper palm rejection. Such a technology was/is long overdue even for regular phones (accidental touches would always be a menace).

      • Miko
        April 17, 2015

        Agreed, palm rejection is out there but as you said, it’s not working 100%

      • desponent
        April 18, 2015

        lol, so they must be gone because some people think they’re ugly even though they’re functional while introducing a whole new problem that need solution and currently isn’t perfect (nor will it ever). Let the market decide then.

        • Stef
          April 18, 2015

          As Steve Jobs said, “people don’t know what they want”.

          I explained why they should be gone, didn’t you read my post? Not because they’re ugly, but because they affect ergonomics on two ways. First they make phones about 30-50% bigger (that’s a *lot*) second they keep back the incentive to create screens without accidental touches. And yes that’s a problem affecting everyone, even those with giant bezels (less so but still).

          I never said they’re ugly, if anything they give a style to a phone that otherwise wouldn’t exist. In fact I’d hope that some companies would put on bezels due to style (in the future) and not due to “functionality” (as i explained they take away functionality ).

          • desponent
            April 18, 2015

            And he’s not speaking for everyone. I certainly don’t like what Steve offered, yes I’ve tried it. And Apple’s products don’t or would ever account for the entire market.

            That “less so” might be what make it or break it for some people. Just because you believe that’s right doesn’t mean that it’s true for everyone.

            Let the sales for these phones decide for themselves.

            • Stef
              April 18, 2015

              Yeah what a tragedy would be if robust palm rejection would be developed. Are you serious or just trolling? I can’t see a single reason why you’d disagree people who like bezels would have palm rejection (and bezels) and people who don’t would have bezeless deisgns to *choose* from. Right now you have to decide between bezels and more bezels, and of course palm rejection is not even a serious option yet.

              The market should never choose (and indeed it never does) in matters of technology, people simply don’t know where technology is or can go. I much prefer engineers and designers to make the choosing, you know, the actual pros.

              You wouldn’t want to decide your diagnosis (if you’re ill) you’d let your doctor do it, it’s equally harmful to let people decide the future of technology (thankfully they don’t or we would still be using dumbphones).

            • desponent
              April 18, 2015

              So you label people who don’t agree with your idea (who you seemingly think to be perfect without fault) to be a troll then proceed to ad hominem them huh? I don’t think it’s worth to discuss anything with people of your level.

            • Stef
              April 18, 2015

              The trolling part is that you don’t explain where you disagree. I didn’t support that bezels should go away. I supported that it would be a good thing to happen to *some* phones because it would also bring forth technologies like palm rejection which would help everyone, where do you diagree in *that*?

              Also i never called bezels ugly (if anything i called the bezeless design ugly) yet you supported that i did. That is trolling.

              So no it’s not ad hominem, you actually changed my words so that to support your argument, it’s accurate to call that trolling. But even then i wrote “I’m not sure”, maybe you’re serious, just very thick, with which i have no problem.

  5. saor
    April 17, 2015

    What about headphone jack?

  6. Freeje
    April 17, 2015

    How much!? Pass.

  7. MaxPower
    April 17, 2015

    This is going to be expensive even for apple customers

  8. balcobomber25
    April 17, 2015

    I think its fugly like all phones with no side bezels. Plus as others have mentioned being an Oppo it will probably start around $600.

    • Babidi
      April 17, 2015

      I, too find this bezel less designs extremely ugly. But the sad thing is most manufacturers are making their phones bezel less. 🙁

      • balcobomber25
        April 17, 2015

        I’ll have to keep my Mi4 as long as possible, maybe stock up on a few extras just in case lol.

        • Akimitsui
          April 17, 2015

          You wont need to stock up on replacement Mi4 phones – they sell replacement batteries and screens right off Ebay ^^. I too am planning on keeping this phone until the Mi6 releases at lease, this phone does all I need and then some.

          • balcobomber25
            April 17, 2015

            I’ll probably end up getting the Mi5 lol.

            • MaxPower
              April 17, 2015

              Even with SD810?
              I’ll do like akimitsui, I’ll wait for mi6.
              Not sure if this will last this long though, im really careless about my things.

            • balcobomber25
              April 18, 2015

              I have no problems with the SD810. It seems the overheating problems have all been resolved. I have seen enough independent reviews that haven’t been able to replicate the high temperatures since the patches were released.

              But there is no guarantee Mi5 even has the SD810. It could be like the LG G4 and use the 808 or could even use the 805 to keep costs down.

            • MaxPower
              April 18, 2015

              That’s what I heard too but then the other day I went on AT&T online store looking for the M9 and the reviews say otherwise. I don’t know what’s going on honestly

            • balcobomber25
              April 18, 2015

              I think a lot of that is people who don’t actually own the phone but just read the internet rumors. I take very little stock in consumer reviews (good or bad). Every independent review I have seen has said it gets no hotter than the 801. My Mi4 gets really hot when playing games, but so does my GF’s S4 and just about everyother phone I have used.

            • MaxPower
              April 18, 2015

              I know, the other day a kid was talking shit about M9 in a way that he sounded like he owned it for a couple years already lol.

            • balcobomber25
              April 19, 2015

              I experienced that around the time the Nexus 4 came out. I was reading reviews on some site (maybe Best Buy don’t really remember). It was out for about 2 days and there were hundreds of comments (good and bad) that read like people have owned it for a year. I usually ignore good and bad reviews from consumers and just focus on the average ones. The average ones tell me the most, they don’t overly praise the company and ignore minor issues and they don’t hate the company and blow everything out of proportion.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      April 17, 2015

      oh buddy! i knew you’d be here as SOON as i heard the word “Oppo” in the title 😀
      i myself will stay MILES away from oppo , who ironically , have official presence here , in light of the nightmarish customer service u told me about…

      • balcobomber25
        April 17, 2015

        Actually bought my brother in law an OPPO yesterday. He is only 11 and my in laws wanted a cheap phone for him.

        Also considering get a Vivo Xshot for myself, found it for $300 in Thailand.

    • geronimonster
      April 17, 2015

      I think you’re fugly 😛

      • balcobomber25
        April 17, 2015

        Your girl thinks differently 😉

  9. aek
    April 17, 2015

    i think we need more tech in battery then bezel less

  10. Dro
    April 17, 2015

    uhm.. give me zte z9 pleasee

  11. molfetamina
    April 17, 2015

    worried about the price….

  12. Guest
    April 17, 2015

    …and it will cost a gazillion

  13. Miko
    April 17, 2015

    At the end they will also want to remove the bezzels from the upper and down part of the device and then I want to see how we will hold them without activating anything from these bezelless phones…. Maybe they should develop a program that the phone reacts to thinking so we don’t have to touch them!

    • Stef
      April 17, 2015

      That would be the day! I’m waiting of this since the original iphone was released. Imagine a phone of the size of iphone 3G being 5 inches. And then a phone of the size of Galaxy S6 being 5.7 inches (Note screen).

      As for the tech of not accidentally touching anything is (called the) palm rejection. And if you wait a bit (for the tech to catch up) you can have a screen only registering fingertips so the whole screen could double as a fingertip scanner too and obviously no accidental touches.

      Enough with those bezels they’re so last decade, if you ask me they’re late too of eliminating them.

      I agree that they look ugly (especially due to the assymetry caused by the top/bottom bezels) but it would push software developers to create tech like proper palm rejection. Such a technology was/is long overdue even for regular phones (accidental touches would always be a menace).

    • Miko
      April 17, 2015

      Agreed, palm rejection is out there but as you said, it’s not working 100%

    • desponent
      April 18, 2015

      lol, so they must be gone because some people think they’re ugly even though they’re functional while introducing a whole new problem that need solution and currently isn’t perfect (nor will it ever). Let the market decide then.

    • Stef
      April 18, 2015

      As Steve Jobs said, “people don’t know what they want”.

      I explained why they should be gone, didn’t you read my post? Not because they’re ugly, but because they affect ergonomics on two ways. First they make phones about 30-50% bigger (that’s a *lot*) second they keep back the incentive to create screens without accidental touches. And yes that’s a problem affecting everyone, even those with giant bezels (less so but still).

      I never said they’re ugly, if anything they give a style to a phone that otherwise wouldn’t exist. In fact I’d hope that some companies would put on bezels due to style (in the future) and not due to “functionality” (as i explained they take away functionality ).

    • desponent
      April 18, 2015

      And he’s not speaking for everyone. I certainly don’t like what Steve offered, yes I’ve tried it. And Apple’s products don’t or would ever account for the entire market.

      That “less so” might be what make it or break it for some people. Just because you believe that’s right doesn’t mean that it’s true for everyone.

      Let the sales for these phones decide for themselves.

    • Stef
      April 18, 2015

      Yeah what a tragedy would be if robust palm rejection would be developed. Are you serious or just trolling? I can’t see a single reason why you’d disagree people who like bezels would have palm rejection (and bezels) and people who don’t would have bezeless deisgns to *choose* from. Right now you have to decide between bezels and more bezels, and of course palm rejection is not even a serious option yet.

      The market should never choose (and indeed it never does) in matters of technology, people simply don’t know where technology is or can go. I much prefer engineers and designers to make the choosing, you know, the actual pros.

      You wouldn’t want to decide your diagnosis (if you’re ill) you’d let your doctor do it, it’s equally harmful to let people decide the future of technology (thankfully they don’t or we would still be using dumbphones).

    • desponent
      April 18, 2015

      So you label people who don’t agree with your idea (who you seemingly think to be perfect without fault) to be a troll then proceed to ad hominem them huh? I don’t think it’s worth to discuss anything with people of your level.

    • Stef
      April 18, 2015

      The trolling part is that you don’t explain where you disagree. I didn’t support that bezels should go away. I supported that it would be a good thing to happen to *some* phones because it would also bring forth technologies like palm rejection which would help everyone, where do you diagree in *that*?

      Also i never called bezels ugly (if anything i called the bezeless design ugly) yet you supported that i did. That is trolling.

      So no it’s not ad hominem, you actually changed my words so that to support your argument, it’s accurate to call that trolling. But even then i wrote “I’m not sure”, maybe you’re serious, just very thick, with which i have no problem.

  14. saor
    April 17, 2015

    What about headphone jack?

  15. Guest
    April 17, 2015

    How much!? Pass.

  16. George
    April 17, 2015

    Only chuck norris has one…. because someone paid with his life

  17. MaxPower
    April 17, 2015

    This is going to be expensive even for apple customers

  18. SPLEND1D
    April 17, 2015

    battery will suck

  19. balcobomber25
    April 17, 2015

    I think its fugly like all phones with no side bezels. Plus as others have mentioned being an Oppo it will probably start around $600.

    • Babidi
      April 17, 2015

      I, too find this bezel less designs extremely ugly. But the sad thing is most manufacturers are making their phones bezel less. 🙁

    • balcobomber25
      April 17, 2015

      I’ll have to keep my Mi4 as long as possible, maybe stock up on a few extras just in case lol.

    • Akimitsui
      April 17, 2015

      You wont need to stock up on replacement Mi4 phones – they sell replacement batteries and screens right off Ebay ^^. I too am planning on keeping this phone until the Mi6 releases at lease, this phone does all I need and then some.

    • Guest
      April 17, 2015

      oh buddy! i knew you’d be here as SOON as i heard the word “Oppo” in the title 😀
      i myself will stay MILES away from oppo , who ironically , have official presence here , in light of the nightmarish customer service u told me about…

    • geronimonster
      April 17, 2015

      I think you’re fugly 😛

    • balcobomber25
      April 18, 2015

      Actually bought my brother in law an OPPO yesterday. He is only 11 and my in laws wanted a cheap phone for him.

      Also considering get a Vivo Xshot for myself, found it for $300 in Thailand.

    • balcobomber25
      April 18, 2015

      I’ll probably end up getting the Mi5 lol.

    • balcobomber25
      April 18, 2015

      Your girl thinks differently 😉

    • MaxPower
      April 18, 2015

      Even with SD810?
      I’ll do like akimitsui, I’ll wait for mi6.
      Not sure if this will last this long though, im really careless about my things.

    • balcobomber25
      April 18, 2015

      I have no problems with the SD810. It seems the overheating problems have all been resolved. I have seen enough independent reviews that haven’t been able to replicate the high temperatures since the patches were released.

      But there is no guarantee Mi5 even has the SD810. It could be like the LG G4 and use the 808 or could even use the 805 to keep costs down.

    • MaxPower
      April 18, 2015

      That’s what I heard too but then the other day I went on AT&T online store looking for the M9 and the reviews say otherwise. I don’t know what’s going on honestly

    • balcobomber25
      April 18, 2015

      I think a lot of that is people who don’t actually own the phone but just read the internet rumors. I take very little stock in consumer reviews (good or bad). Every independent review I have seen has said it gets no hotter than the 801. My Mi4 gets really hot when playing games, but so does my GF’s S4 and just about everyother phone I have used.

    • MaxPower
      April 18, 2015

      I know, the other day a kid was talking shit about M9 in a way that he sounded like he owned it for a couple years already lol.

    • balcobomber25
      April 19, 2015

      I experienced that around the time the Nexus 4 came out. I was reading reviews on some site (maybe Best Buy don’t really remember). It was out for about 2 days and there were hundreds of comments (good and bad) that read like people have owned it for a year. I usually ignore good and bad reviews from consumers and just focus on the average ones. The average ones tell me the most, they don’t overly praise the company and ignore minor issues and they don’t hate the company and blow everything out of proportion.

  20. Guest
    April 17, 2015

    i think we need more tech in battery then bezel less

  21. eliHd
    April 17, 2015

    I think oppo is one of the most innovative chinese company! When it comes to ideas and innovation Oppo is #1! i.e. vooc (superfast) charging + 50mp pictures by stitching them together…). However when it comes to software update on their phones they are absolutely Sh!te! Oppo find 7 series still on kitkat and still sweats out your batter faster than a paedophile sweats in a nursery! #NeverbuyOppoAgain

    • Dennis Henriquez
      April 18, 2015

      I agree that Oppo has slow software adoption, but you have to consider that ColorOS it’s a heavy customized version of android like MIUI and fot the company to develop in new versions of the system it’s not that simple. If you have AOSP based systems it’s much simple, but even Motorola(and other companies like Sony, HTC, LG OnePlus) has some troubles(with Lollipop upgrade), but returning to ColorOS they have the Chinease market and International ones that have different needs so I understand their porblems. The good news is Lollipop it’s comming for Find 7 next friday!

      • desponent
        April 18, 2015

        It’s simple for companies with millions of dollar r&d money. Any other excuse is pure BS or a strategic move so people will want to upgrade their old phone.

        • balcobomber25
          April 19, 2015

          It’s not simple for all companies. There are plenty of crap UI’s out there even from some of the biggest companies.

          • desponent
            April 19, 2015

            It’s inherently simple, things like this are easily taken care with money. The question is if their bureaucracies allow them to do so or not, lots don’t but that doesn’t mean that the problem is actually quite simple; they’re simply incompetent then.

            • balcobomber25
              April 19, 2015

              Money doesn’t solve everything in the business world. Just ask M$oft, they have spent billions trying to compete with Android and Apple and are still nowhere close to being a major player. Money can’t always buy creativity and ingenuity.

            • desponent
              April 19, 2015

              You’re telling for a completely different things than what the original poster is talking about. However, I’m not surprised.

    • Josef
      April 20, 2015

      To be honest I cannot think of a single thing that I miss in KitKat on my Find 7a that Lollipop would bring. Battery life is so-so (does Lollipop actually improve it?), but I have to say I am quite happy with most aspects of ColorOS. (Disclaimer – I do not use almost any default apps such as launcher, camera, calendar, music player etc., but I like a lot of the system’s responsiveness, reliability, OTA updates or the excellent and underappreciated Eye Saver feature which lowers the amount of blue light).

  22. sinnerz2000
    April 17, 2015

    I like the looks of the sharp aquous crystal better, I’d love to see how the successor to that looks like.

  23. April 17, 2015

    If you look close you can see the bezel under the glass it is very narrow but the 2.5d screen makes it look like it goes edge to edge

  24. topgun
    April 17, 2015

    why sacrifice battery to shave a couple mm off of a phone, i’d prefer it to be a bit thicker so im not worried it will bend or snap in my pocket, is the thinness of a phone a big thing in china?, i don’t know any one irl who has chosen a phone based on its thickness

  25. George
    April 17, 2015

    Only chuck norris has one…. because someone paid with his life

  26. SPLEND1D
    April 17, 2015

    battery will suck

  27. RRRobert
    April 17, 2015

    Impressive looks…thought I share the worries for the battery life.

  28. eliHd
    April 17, 2015

    I think oppo is one of the most innovative chinese company! When it comes to ideas and innovation Oppo is #1! i.e. vooc (superfast) charging + 50mp pictures by stitching them together…). However when it comes to software update on their phones they are absolutely Sh!te! Oppo find 7 series still on kitkat and still sweats out your batter faster than a paedophile sweats in a nursery! #NeverbuyOppoAgain

    • Dennis Henriquez
      April 18, 2015

      I agree that Oppo has slow software adoption, but you have to consider that ColorOS it’s a heavy customized version of android like MIUI and fot the company to develop in new versions of the system it’s not that simple. If you have AOSP based systems it’s much simple, but even Motorola(and other companies like Sony, HTC, LG OnePlus) has some troubles(with Lollipop upgrade), but returning to ColorOS they have the Chinease market and International ones that have different needs so I understand their porblems. The good news is Lollipop it’s comming for Find 7 next friday!

    • desponent
      April 18, 2015

      It’s simple for companies with millions of dollar r&d money. Any other excuse is pure BS or a strategic move so people will want to upgrade their old phone.

    • balcobomber25
      April 19, 2015

      It’s not simple for all companies. There are plenty of crap UI’s out there even from some of the biggest companies.

    • desponent
      April 19, 2015

      It’s inherently simple, things like this are easily taken care with money. The question is if their bureaucracies allow them to do so or not, lots don’t but that doesn’t mean that the problem is actually quite simple; they’re simply incompetent then.

    • balcobomber25
      April 19, 2015

      Money doesn’t solve everything in the business world. Just ask M$oft, they have spent billions trying to compete with Android and Apple and are still nowhere close to being a major player. Money can’t always buy creativity and ingenuity.

    • desponent
      April 19, 2015

      You’re telling for a completely different things than what the original poster is talking about. However, I’m not surprised.

    • Josef
      April 20, 2015

      To be honest I cannot think of a single thing that I miss in KitKat on my Find 7a that Lollipop would bring. Battery life is so-so (does Lollipop actually improve it?), but I have to say I am quite happy with most aspects of ColorOS. (Disclaimer – I do not use almost any default apps such as launcher, camera, calendar, music player etc., but I like a lot of the system’s responsiveness, reliability, OTA updates or the excellent and underappreciated Eye Saver feature which lowers the amount of blue light).

  29. sinnerz2000
    April 17, 2015

    I like the looks of the sharp aquous crystal better, I’d love to see how the successor to that looks like.

  30. Shanos
    April 17, 2015

    If you look close you can see the bezel under the glass it is very narrow but the 2.5d screen makes it look like it goes edge to edge

  31. topgun
    April 17, 2015

    why sacrifice battery to shave a couple mm off of a phone, i’d prefer it to be a bit thicker so im not worried it will bend or snap in my pocket, is the thinness of a phone a big thing in china?, i don’t know any one irl who has chosen a phone based on its thickness

  32. Guest
    April 17, 2015

    Impressive looks…thought I share the worries for the battery life.

  33. Josef Izchaki
    April 18, 2015

    Am i the only one who thinks it looks fugly?!

  34. Josef Izchaki
    April 18, 2015

    Am i the only one who thinks it looks fugly?!