First look: OPPO R11 unveils in China

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From an underdog to one of the top smartphone sellers in China, OPPO has come a long way to trump the likes of Xiaomi, Huawei and Vivo in their home country. Now, with the unveiling of their latest flagship smartphone, the R11, we believe that OPPO will stay at the top for a little longer.

The Looks

If Samsung, Apple and HTC work together to design a smartphone, it will look like the OPPO R11. The similarities are just too uncanny. The OPPO R11 has a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a Full HD resolution. It is not a small phone but this size is now a norm anyway. The R11 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor – Qualcomm’s latest 600-tier platform – with 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage (expandable). What bothers me a little is the 3,000 mAh battery but with OPPO’s VOOC Flash Charge, a 30-minute charge should be able to give you enough juice to last a day.

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Image Source: Android Authority

But if you like a bigger smartphone, you will be delighted to know that there is an R11 Plus option. It has a 6-inch AMOLED display, 6 GB of RAM and a 4,000 mAh battery.

Main Selling Point

Moving on to the main selling point for OPPO R11 – the camera. I anticipate that you will yawn upon hearing this but not to me so hear this out. The OPPO R11 has a front-facing camera and a dual rear camera. You may say that the LG G6 has them too but what the G6 does not have is a 20-megapixel front-facing camera and a 20-megapixel and 16-megapixel (2x Zoom) dual rear camera lenses. At this point, we are not sure if the cameras have optical image stabilisation but I guess we should be able to find out soon.

Current iPhone users will find the camera application very familiar as it is extremely similar to that on the iPhone. What sets it apart is its added features like the Expert mode, which lets you take control of the manual settings. Another new software feature for the camera is the ability to auto-detect up to 100 lighting scenarios to help its users get the perfect shot with an almost perfect exposure.

Unfortunately, this is all we have now. The release date and price to the international market is still an unknown but be sure that we will let you know once we have them.

So what do you think?

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