It’s been in recent news that Oppo has been working on a new device called the Oppo R7 which is expected to break its predecessor the R5’s record for thinnest smartphone in the world and today the new ultra-thin device has been leaked through Chinese social network Weibo.
Based on the leaked images, the R7’s body is extremely thin with a curved-edge screen coupled with a metal body and frame. The rear of the device does not seem to be curved and is instead just looks like a flat piece of metal although the edges and frame seem to be chamfered. The front of the device also features a physical home button that is reported to also act as a fingerprint sensor.
It’s surprising that with the phone’s thinness, the rear camera is not jutting out of the back of the phone and instead sits flush with the device’s flat rear plate. How the company was able to achieve this is unknown as even other thicker devices like the iPhone 6 ended up having a protruding camera because it could not be made any thinner.
Previous reports have said that the Oppo R7 will feature a 4.7-inch 1080p screen, a MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795) processor, and will be equipped with a 20.7-megapixel rear camera. It’s been also reported that the new R7 will support the company’s VOOC flash charging technology.
While the price of the upcoming smartphone has not been leaked, it’s rumored that the R7 along with another device, the R7 Plus, will be officially launched on May 20.