The Oppo R1 was officially launched in December last year as a China only midrange offering. The smartphone has now made its way to the FCC for certification. This new listing reveals support for LTE and also comes with support for American network bands, hinting strongly at an American launch.
While GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile are unlikely to offer this new smartphone on contract, the R1 will most likely be available unlocked, thus giving users the liberty to pick their favorite carrier.
Even though the smartphone features midrange hardware, its pricing could be crucial in convincing potential buyers of its worth. The handset features a 5 inch 720p IPS display, a 1.3 GHz quad core MediaTek chipset, an 8-megapixel camera on the back, 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM and the Android 4.2.2 based Color OS ROM.
Since this is merely an FCC listing at this point, there’s no word on availability or pricing. But considering Oppo’s history with midrange devices, we expect the smartphone to cost below $300 at launch.
Via: Phone Arena