Back in December last year, Oppo announced the launch of a dual SIM smartphone – Oppo R1. Now, this handset has been officially launched in India for a price of Rs 26,990. The handset boasts a unique design featuring a gold rim at the sides and a ceramic back panel similar to the Oppo N1.

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Elaborating on the specifications, Oppo R1 provides room to a 5 inch HD IPS capacitive touch screen display with a screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels and a pixel density of 294 ppi. This screen features a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection to prevent scratches and damage.

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A 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor powers the smartphone along with 1 GB of RAM that can deliver acceptable levels of multi-tasking. The imaging department is taken care of by the 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and BSI sensor along with a 5 MP front-facer for video calling that has a 80 degree wide-angle lens.

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For users to store the necessary content, the Oppo R1 packs 16 GB of internal storage that unfortunately cannot be expanded. Other goodies onboard include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 3G and a 2,410 mAh battery.

Earlier this month, Oppo had announced that the firm will be launching over 10 phones by the end of this year in order to expand their market presence in India. It was also claimed that the Find 7a smartphone will be launched sometime in mid-2014. Following this announcement, Oppo has released the R1 and also slashed the price of N1 in the country from Rs 39,990 to Rs 37,990.

Key Specs

Model Oppo R1
Display 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Non-Expandable
OS Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Camera 8 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2,410 mAh
Price Rs 26,990
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