Chinese Android OEM Oppo seems to have started focusing on the mid-range and lower end smartphones lately. The company recently released the N3 and R5 smartphones in a number of Asian markets, and is now gearing up to launch three new smartphones according to recent leaks. The Oppo 3005 and 3007 models were recently leaked on China’s TENNA and now the 3006 model has been certified by SIRIM in Malaysia.
Although no confirmed details on the 3006 model are available, it is expected to be very similar to the 3005 and 3007 models. The smartphone may be a mid-range offering with a 4.7” 1280 x 720 HD resolution display, 1.2GHz chipset, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage with a microSD card slot for further expansion, 8MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, dual-SIM support and 4G LTE connectivity. The device could also be quite thin for a mid-range device at just 8.95mm and weigh around 126 grams, which is quite decent for a smartphone with a 4.7” display. It will be running Android 4.4.4 KitKat, with Oppo’s ColorOS 2.0 UI layer running on top. The new Color OS based on Android 4.4 KitKat includes a number of changes over the previous version that was based on Android 4.3 JellyBean.
It is not clear if the device will be launched in many other markets apart from China and Malaysia, but since Oppo is aiming at expanding its presence in new markets and also increasing focus on smartphones priced at around $160, we can expect to see these smartphones launch in a number of Asian markets and perhaps some markets in the west as well, at least as an unlocked device. The prices should be quite reasonable too we reckon, making it one of the most affordable 4G LTE smartphones that you can get when it launches in the coming weeks. We hope to find out more details on this one in the coming weeks.