- 6 May 2012
Almost a week after the launch of the Oppo Mirror 3 and Oppo R1C, the Chinese smartphone maker as expected has launched the Oppo U3 smartphone. The smartphone has been announced for China without pricing information, and no global availability details have been provided.
The dual-SIM Oppo U3 runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat with ColourOS 2.0.1 UI on top. It features a 5.9-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) resolution display and is powered by a 64-bit 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 SoC and 2GB of RAM.
The Oppo U3's rear camera features a 13-megapixel Sony IMX124 sensor.The smartphone also sports a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. 16GB of inbuilt storage comes packed in the handset along with the option to expand storage via microSD card (up to 128GB).
The mid-range smartphone is backed by a 3000mAh battery, which the company claims can be charged up to 75 percent in 30 minutes with the help of a bundled Oppo's VOOC fast-charging technology. The smartphone will be available in Black and White colour variants. It measures 156.8x81x8mm and weighs 195 grams.
The firm last week launched the Oppo Mirror 3 and Oppo R1C smartphones in China. While the Mirror 3 features slightly lower specifications, the R1C shares almost the same features as the Oppo U3. Since the specifications are nearly the same, the U3's price might revolve around CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 25,000) price tag of R1C.
Lately Oppo has made its mark in the smartphone market by launching the Oppo R5, which is currently the second slimmest handset in the world with a thickness of 4.85mm after the Vivo X5Max (4.75mm). The smartphone was launched in India last month at Rs. 29,990.
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