Oppo launches R819: 720p display, quad-core CPU, stock Android option
Chinese manufacturer Oppo is following up its well-received Find 5 with the R819, a mid-range 4.7-inch handset that will give users the option to run stock Android 4.2.1.
The R819 is powered by a quad-core processor, though since the four cores are of the MediaTek variety, they won’t exactly offer beastly performance. There’s an 8-megapixel camera on the back with f/2.0 aperture and Sony’s Exmor sensor for “great shots in low light conditions,” a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 2,000mAh battery, all in a 7.3 mm-thin body.
The R819 also sports dual SIM slots, but the biggest feature is the option Oppo is offering on the software front. Stock Android aficionados will be able to opt for an unadulterated stock Android 4.2.1 ROM instead of Oppo’s own ‘Color ROM,’ which will make it almost as good as a Google Play Edition device without the need to officially partner up with the search giant (something they were supposedly doing in case of the Find 5).
Here’s the list of specs of the Oppo R819:
- 4.7-inch IPS display, 1280 x 720 pixels
- 1.2GHz quad-core MT6589 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8-megapixel Exmor BSI rear camera
- 2-megapixel front-facing camera
- 16GB built-in storage
- Wi-Fi, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA
- FM Radio, dual SIM slots
- 2,000mAh battery
- Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, stock or custom version
The R819 is currently on pre-order on the company’s website for €269 ($349), which isn’t bad until you realize you can get the Google Nexus 4 for the same price but with much better hardware. It will start shipping in early September, though Oppo is keeping us in the dark as far as availability details are concerned.