The R7 Lite is the third device in Oppo’s R7 lineup, and also the least feature-packed.
Oppo has expanded its R7 smartphone lineup with the R7 Lite, which has quietly gone official on the company’s website. As the name suggests, the R7 Lite is a more humble device compared to the R7 and the R7 Plus, though it still features hardware that can compete with a slew of lower mid-range smartphones in the market.
The R7 Lite has a 5-inch HD (1280×720) AMOLED display and is powered by the Snapdragon 615 processor with eight cores. There’s 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable internal storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front-facing sensor, and LTE and dual SIM connectivity. The battery is a 2,320 mAh unit with support for fast charging through Oppo’s VOOC charging technology. The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop underneath the company’s Color OS 2.1, similar to the 6-inch R7 Plus, and features a metallic unibody that’s made from aircraft-grade magnesium aluminium.
The R7 Lite carries a price tag of IDR 4,999,000 ($280) on an Indonesian retailer’s website, and it will likely cost the same in other markets. Oppo doesn’t list the phone on its online store yet, but we should be seeing that change in the coming weeks.