Oppo R1 mid-ranger announced, but is it priced right?

Oppo R1 mid-ranger announced, but is it priced right?Oppo has a new smartphone out. It's called the Oppo R1, and it's just gone live in the phone maker's home market of China.

Boasting mid-range specs and a decent-looking camera, the R1 is a step down from the Cyanogen-loving N1, though whether it'll also be going international remains to be seen at this point.

The majority of the hardware spec is fairly standard stuff. Overall, the Oppo R1 measures 142.7 x 70.4 x 7.1mm in size and 140g in weight, which is decent enough considering the 5in display size.

Unlike many 5-inchers, however, the R1's IPS panel makes do with a 720p resolution – it being a mid-range handset, after all.

The processor is a quad-core MediaTek MT6582 running at 1.3GHz, and is backed up by 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The battery is a moderately decent 2140mAh unit.

If the Oppo R1 does have a standout feature it's the 8MP/5MP camera combo, with the rear-facer offering a f/2.0 wide aperture for better low-light shooting. Whether the quality of Oppo's snapper is up to scratch, however, is another matter.

The Oppo R1 will ship with the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean-based Color OS, and has been priced in China at around the £250 mark. That's hardly extortionate, but with super-aggressively priced Android phones like the Nexus 5 and Motorola Moto G around, Oppo might have to go lower than that if the R1 is to sell in anything like decent numbers.

Via Phone Arena

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