Oppo launches the R1C smartphone in China, powered by a 64-bit octa-core chipset

Oppo launches the R1C smartphone in China, powered by a 64-bit octa-core chipset

Oppo has added a new smartphone in its R1 series of lineup, the Oppo R1C smartphone which is a refreshed version of the Oppo R1S. The smartphone has been launched in China, priced at CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 25,000), and the shipping will start from January 20.

The Android 4.4 KitKat-based Oppo R1C includes a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display and comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).

It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.5GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM and sports a 13-megapixel rear camera, while at front there is a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper.

The rear shooter is equipped with Sony IMX214 sensor with an f/2.0 aperture lens instead of the CMOS sensor in R1S. The dual-SIM Oppo R1C also supports 4G connectivity and the display is protected with sapphire glass panel.

There is a 2420mAh battery and the smartphone is measured just 6.8mm thick. It’s worth mentioning that, Oppo’s R5 smartphone is currently the second slimmest handset in the world with 4.85mm thickness after the Vivo X5Max (4.75mm).

The company touts the Oppo R5 as ‘World’s sexiest smartphone,’ and it was launched in India last month at Rs. 29,990. Regarding the global release of the Oppo R1C, the company has not given any official information nor any any hint.