Of late, Oppo’s camera-centric phone dubbed as the R11 had been generating quite a lot of buzz. It had already visited a few certification sites including the 3C and TENAA before officially launching today.
Also, several image renders of the smartphone had popped up online revealing the design aspects of the Oppo R11. Now that the device has been officially announced in China, we have got clear idea about the specs of the device.
Hence we have created this all-you-need-to-know post about Oppo R11.
Oppo R11 Specs
If you observe carefully, you can see that most, if not all the Oppo smartphones look alike. Needless to say, Oppo has been taking design cues from Apple iPhone’s so far.
And the upcoming Oppo R11 doesn’t seem to be an exception to this trend. The handset, in the image renders and in the real life pictures, looks like a clear rip-off of the iPhone 7 Plus from the rear. In fact, the position, as well as the look of dual camera setup on the R11’s back, is quite identical to that of the Plus variant of current generation iPhone.
Again, when it comes to the front, the R11 looks like just any other Oppo handset. The home button which also doubles as the fingerprint scanner sits below the display and the usual array of sensors along with the front-facing camera sits above the screen.
The Oppo R11 features 5.5-inch AMOLED display. As far as the resolution is concerned, it gets a Full HD resolution. Don’t expect a bezel-less display here since the Oppo R11 is aimed to cater to the needs of mid-rage smartphone buyers.
There is another plus variant of Oppo R11. A Plus variant, as most of you, may already know, associates itself with a bigger display which will also be the case with the Oppo R11 Plus, which features 6inch Full HD AMOLED display.
There were myriad of leaks claiming that the Oppo R11 will come with Snapdragon 660 chipset. And only recently, the Chinese smartphone vendor, in a Weibo post, confirmed that the smartphone will indeed be powered by the recently unveiled Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset. Now that the device is out in the open, obviously it is powered by Snapdragon 660 chipset. The chipset coupled with Adreno 512 GPU has Quad cores clocked at 2.2GHz and other Quad cores clocked at 1.8GHz.
For the unaware, the Snapdragon 660 chipset has also been built on the same 14nm process like the Snapdragon 625 chip. So, expect it to deliver higher power efficiency.
RAM and Storage
4GB of RAM is a norm of sorts these days on the mid-range smartphones which will also be the case with the Oppo R11.
So far, several rumors repeatedly suggested that the smartphone will get 4GB of RAM to work in tandem with the Snapdragon 660 chipset. And that is exactly what happened. Oppo R11 features 4GB RAM.
There will also be 64GB of onboard storage space available which should be decent enough to hoard a good number of multimedia files be it audio or video.
The Oppo R11 will ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based ColorOS 3.1.
Design is not the only area where Oppo draws inspiration from Apple. The software aspects of the company’s smartphones are heavily inspired by Apple’s iOS. In fact, a few app icons such as the Settings, Music, Calculator look so similar that the resemblance is uncanny.
Okay, we know you have been eagerly waiting to get here since the camera is the major highlight of the Oppo R11. So, let’s get into details without wasting any time. Shall we?
The Oppo R11 features a 20MP+16MP dual camera setup on the back with dual-tone LED Flash. While 16MP camera will feature f/1.7 aperture, PDAF, 6P lens, Sony IMX398 sensor, secondary 20MP camera will feature f/2.6 aperture, 5P lens, Sony IMX350 sensor.
Also, Oppo has detailed in its Weibo post that the camera will get up to 10x (2x confirmed) optical zoom capabilities alongside other goodies like background blurring effect.
For selfie enthusiasts, there is a 20MP sensor at the front.
The Oppo R11 runs on 2,900mAh battery. Needless to say, the smartphone will offer support to the company’s VOOC Flash Charge technology which is claimed to offer two hours of talk time just on five minutes of charging.
Oppo R11 Plus
Like mentioned earlier, the Oppo R11 was unveiled in two variants. One is the standard Oppo R11 while the other is the Plus variant.
Now, as soon as we say a Plus variant, the first thing that pops into your head is a bigger display or a bigger battery or both. Well, you guessed it right. Those are the two areas in addition to RAM where the Plus variant differs from the regular variant.
Speaking of which, the Oppo R11 Plus features 6inch display with the same resolution, i.e. Full HD which can be considered as a slight letdown since you won’t get the same kind of crispness on the Plus variant as you would get on the standard 5.5-inch R11.
Another change, as mentioned above, is in terms of the battery capacity. The R11 Plus gets a significantly bigger 4,000mAh battery. Talking about RAM, the Plus variant gets 6GB RAM with same 64GB internal memory.
Apart from these changes, all the features are same as the standard variant.
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