OPPO U3 is official! Features MT6752 + 5.9-inch 1080p display

by Joel 1

A few days back we had revealed that OPPO is working on a giant phablet that will be around 6-inches in size. At that time, we expected it to debut alongside the full glass OPPO R1C. But the company has finally made the OPPO U3 smartphone today and its (almost) everything that we predicted it to be.


The phone was seen in pictures way before it was launched and the official images reveal the same design as seen in the previously leaked images. The U3 borrows some of its design aspects from the R1C, so you have the same diamond cut technology used on the device, but without the glass panel. Nevertheless, the phone looks pretty solid and well built.

Coming to the specifications, the OPPO U3 will come with a large 5.9-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Given the size of the display, the OPPO U3 covers almost 75% of the phone’s body. This makes it’s overall size comfortable with measurements 156.8 x 81 x 8mm despite its large size.

OPPO has made sure that the U3 boasts of a good camera. The phone comes with a 5MP front camera with wide angle lens, ideal for group selfies. Moreover, the front shooter can add professional soft fill light to make things more camera friendly. The rear camera is a Sony IMX214 sensor which can take photos up to 50MP in resolution by using interpolation. There are a ton of other camera features as well such as night mode, ultimate beauty 3.0 and slo-mo video playback at 120 fps. Unfortunately, no 4X optical zoom as rumored earlier.

Here are the key OPPO U3 Specs:

  • 64-bit 1.7GHz Mediatek MT6752 octa-core processor
    2GB RAM + 16GB expandable internal memory
  • 5.9-inch display with 1920 x 100p resolution
  • 156.8 * 81 * 8, 195 grams (with battery)
  • Supports 4G LTE/ 3G & GSM, Dual SIM Dual Standby
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat + Color OS 2.0.1
  • 3000 mAh battery

oppo-U3The leaked pictures revealed headphones alongside the U3, which we thought hinted at some audio friendly chip for better output. Looks like we were true as the company has incorporated the AK4961 audio chip which delivers hifi audio output, so the phone will definitely attract a lot of music lovers. Finally, the device has the VOOC fast charge feature which achieves up to 75 percent charge in just 30 minutes!

The company has unveiled a special case for the OPPO U3 which is called as the rabbit’s tail. This case has a white furry ball attached to its rear cover, which looks like a rabbit’s tail (hence the name!). As it is attached to the device, the cover makes it easier for the user to hold and operate the 5.9-inch U3. There are certain software specific features as well which will make it easier to use the device, even with one hand.

The company has made the device available in two colors – dark blue and white, however we still don’t know OPPO U3’s price. But expect more details soon.

Till then, enjoy these pictures given below.