OPPO has given the new R7 Lite a ninja launch. True to its name, the phone gets its form from the R7 with a little knock-down under the hood.
Up top is a 5-inch screen, same in size as the R7 but with a lower-res 1280 x 720p panel which manages 294ppi. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 615 which has been the go-to choice for a lot of manufacturers of mid-range devices this season.
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2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage along with a camera set of consisting a 13 mega-pixel PDAF enabled rear sensor and an 8 mega-pixel front facing sensor complete the device. It comes with a 2320mAh battery which doesn’t sound all that much for a 2015 phone, but OPPO hopes to lure buyers with a bundled VOOC charger (OPPO’s own take on the fast charge tech).
The R7 Lite will run Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box overlaid by OPPO’s ColorOS 12.1. Pricing info hasn’t been put up on OPPO’s long-time retail partner OPPOStyle yet, but the phone was found to be listed on an Indonesian store for 4,999,000 IDR (US$280), about US$70 cheaper than the regular R7.