Oppo U3 Goes Official, Misses Out On Optical Zoom

Oppo has announced one of its upcoming devices, the Oppo U3. This new smartphone from Oppo will be falling into the phablet genre with the dimensions being 156.8 x 81 x 8mm, making it desirable for those with large hands. So far, the Oppo U3 was rumored to sport a 4x optical zoom lens, but unfortunately the official announcements state otherwise, which is bad news. We were really expecting the Oppo U3 to feature one, nevertheless we have the Asus Zenfone Zoom as a substitute. But even without the optical zoom offering, the Oppo U3 seems to be an impressive device.

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The front of the device will be graced by a huge 5.9 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The Oppo U3 is powered by an octa-core 64-bit processor from MediaTek, known as the MT6752, which will be clocked at around 1.7 GHz. It is also coupled with 2 GB of RAM and packs in 16 GB of internal storage which can be further expanded through the Internal memory and is provided with a MicroSD slot. The battery maxes out at 3,000 mAh which should be sufficient for a day’s usage. It also supports the fast charging feature which lets you charge the device up to 75 percentage in about 30 minutes, when charged through the appropriate charger.

The camera on the rear is a 1/3.06 inches (diagonal)  Sony IMX214 sensor which can capture images at 13 MP while the front is a selfie-friendly 5 MP shooter. The rear camera can also produce software-interpolated 50 MP images which is a very useful addition (If printed banners are what you are into). One interesting thing is the fact that both cameras are equipped with LED flash.

The Oppo U3 is stated to run the Android KitKat 4.4.4, although there is no information whether the device will be updated to the Android 5.0 Lollipop. Oppo also offers the Rabbit’s Tail case which provides additional grip to prevent you from dropping the phone. In spite of the official unveiling of the device, there has been no information as to when and where the device will be commercially available.

Written by Abhishek and Edited by Kemmy for The Wheels and Chips Journal

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