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Oppo Find X is a nearly bezel-free phone with pop-out front and rear cameras

Some phone makers are trying to slim the top bezels of their phones by including camera cut-outs (notches). Chines phone maker Vivo took a different approach and launched the Vivo Nex with a pop-out selfie camera that hides inside the phone when it’s not in use. And then there’s the Oppo Find X. Unlike most […]

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Oppo’s Realme1 smartphone hits India this month for $130 and up

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo is launching a new line of budget phones under the Realme brand, starting with the Realme1: a phone with semi-premium specs and a budget price tag. The phone features a 6 inch, 2160 x 1080 pixel display (with a slim top bezel rather than a notch), a MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core […]

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Oppo R15 and R15 Pro phones launch with 6.3 inch displays, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage

Chinese phone maker Oppo is launching two new phones with big screens, dual cameras, and plenty of RAM and storage. The Oppo R15 and R15 Pro both feature 6.3 inch, 2280 x 1080 pixel displays (with a 19:9 aspect ratio), 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. They both have 6GB of RAM, 128GB of […]

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Oppo and Vivo unveil 6.3 inch notchphones (in China)

Chinese phone makers Vivo and Oppo have both unveiled new phones with 6.28 inch, 2280 x 1080 pixel AMOLED displays, and screen cut-outs for the front-facing cameras. The Vivo X21 and Oppo R15 Dream Mirror Edition phones both feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processors, while the Oppo R15 has a MediaTek Helio P60 processor. All three […]

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Oppo’s tablet prototype can fold in half

Tablets are a thing largely because some folks want to run smartphone apps on bigger screens, but don’t want to carry around 7 inch or larger phones. One day flexible screens and modular devices may offer a solution: imaging a 4 inch phone that becomes a 7 inch tablet when unfolded or attached to a […]

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Oppo and Vivo joined the top 5 smartphone companies in Q1 2016

Apple may have had a decline in iPhone shipments for the first time since launching the first model in 2007. But Apple wasn’t the only company to see a slump in smartphone sales: According to a new report from IDC, the smartphone market only grew by 0.2 percent in the first quarter of 2016, with […]

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Oppo promises 15 minute smartphone charging with Super VOOC Flash Charge

There are a number of fast-charging technologies that let you top off a smartphone battery quickly. Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology gets a lot of attention. But MediaTek has its own solution, and as we noted when reviewing Google’s latest Nexus phones, just adding a USB Type-C port to your device can enable support for fast […]

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Are smartphones with 6GB of RAM on the way?

Some smartphone makers try to make their handsets stand out by cramming an insane amount of pixels into the display. Others opt for extra-long battery life. But there’s another battlefront in the smartphone spec arms race: RAM. This year we started to see smartphones with 4GB of RAM. Next year we might see the first […]