Last year, Oppo announced the OPPO N3 with the rotating camera and the OPPO R5, the world’s thinnest smartphone (Now, Vivo X5 Max currently holds this title). Today, we have information about another upcoming OPPO device which recently hit TENAA called the OPPO U3. Thanks to TENAA, we have some major information about this new OPPO smartphone.
TENAA reveals that the OPPO U3 will feature a large 5.9-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It will be powered by an eight-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. This storage can be further expanded via the given MicroSD card slot. The rear camera is of 13MP and comes with 4X optical zoom. Yes, this phone will reportedly feature 4X zoom which makes it even superior to the 3X zoom found on the new ASUS Zenfone ZOOM (ZX550). In fact, the phone will measure just 9mm in thickness which will make it the thinnest 4X optical Zoom smartphone in the market. The ASUS ZenFone ZOOM had a 11.95mm body, which makes it thicker than the OPPO U3. TENAA is usually right about the upcoming phone’s specs, so this could turn out to be true. The front camera is of 5MP and the other body measurements are as follows — 156.8 x 81.8mm. With the optical zoom tech inside and the large 5.9-inch display, the U3 is a bit heavy at 180grams.
The OPPO U3 is capable of recording high quality videos too, thanks to the inbuilt Asahi Kasei AK4961 high performance 32-bit advanced audio codec. This was the same codec used in the ZTE Nubia Z7 smartphone. The company will also reveal a new headset called as the OPPO PM-3 headphones along with the device. The headphone is shown in the pictures below.
Overall, the OPPO U3 comes out as a very attractive device. The specs are top notch and the 4X Zoom in particular will attract a lot of camera enthusiasts. Pricing or release dates are not yet revealed, so we’ll have to wait for a few more weeks for some official details.