We’re told that over 90 percent of the body here is metal, which in turn allows the chassis to act as an antenna.
The glass that does is obviously on the front, and Oppo has included a 2.5D curved screen, which means the edges of the screen curve slightly around the edges.
As far as we can tell, this doesn’t mean Oppo is providing a curved screen in the same way as either the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge or Galaxy Note Edge, but just rather something that feels better than glass stopping at an edge, similar to what Samsung uses in the Note 4, and what Apple relies on in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
Does this mean Oppo is going for a similarly premium take on smartphones?
It might, and it’s even keeping its camera-happy chops in place in this model, with news that the 13 megapixel camera includes a feature capable of taking images up to 50 megapixels.
“We couldn’t be happier to share the news that we’ll be bringing the OPPO R7 and R7 Plus to Australia,” said Michael Tran, Marketing Director of Oppo Mobile in Australia.
“These are two devices that have been designed to fit in perfectly with the Aussie lifestyle, and further highlight our commitment to this market. They are the next important step in our Australian journey, and we know will resonate really well with consumers here.”
Pricing and availability on either of these two isn’t yet known, but both are expected within the next few months.