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The OPPO R7 goes on sale in Malaysia but in limited numbers

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Inspired by the elegance of a violin, the OPPO R7 has finally landed in Malaysia. Initially when the R7 series was launched officially in Malaysia, we are supposed to get its R7 Lite and R7 Plus siblings, priced at RM1,298 and RM1,998 respectively.

The folks at OPPO Malaysia has shared that due to market demands, they have decided to bring in the original R7 which claims to be quite popular in its home ground in China. If you’re looking for better specs without the phablet size, the R7 will be available starting tomorrow 12th August at RM1,598. But you’ve got to hurry since there’s only 2,000 units to go around for now.

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The OPPO R7 slots in between in the R7 family and it features a 5″ Full HD AMOLED display with a 1.5GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 processor and 3GB of RAM. It gets 16GB of storage that’s expandable with microSD, a 13MP main and a large 8MP front camera for higher resolution selfies.

Keeping the lights on is a 2,320mAh capacity battery which supports VOOC Flash Charge and overall the R7 is only 6.3mm thick. Despite having an all metal build, the R7 is lighter than its ultra-slim R5 at just 147 grams.

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In terms of design, the OPPO R7 is identical to its R7 Lite and the only way to tell the difference is the display, since the Lite version pushes just HD 720p resolution. Another difference is the operating system where the OPPO R7 still runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. This is surprising since its R7 Lite and R7 Plus are already running on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. Nevertheless OPPO Malaysia promises that a Lollipop software update will be made available for the R7 soon. Like the rest of the family, the OPPO R7 series supports 4G LTE and Dual-SIMs, with the 2nd slot doing double duty as a microSD expansion if required.

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For those that pre-ordered the R7 Plus, it will be available starting this Friday, 14th August. If you’re one of them, OPPO will be contacting you soon on collection details. For the R7 Lite, there’s no firm availability details yet but OPPO Malaysia is targeting by end of August.

OPPO R7 Promo Video

OPPO R7 Hands-on Photos

Alexander Wong