The Oppo U3, the company’s latest offering in the phablet realm, is now officially launched. As we suspected, however, the rumored 4x zoom lens turned out too good to be true, and a fixed focal length lens is all you get.
Still, the smartphone packs pretty respectable hardware. Built around the massive 5.9-inch display of 1080p resolution, the device features a 64-bit bit Mediatek 6752 chipset with an octa-core processor, clocked at 1.7GHz. It is paired with 2GB of RAM and the 16GB of internal storage is expandable. A 3,000mAh battery is next on the list of chief specs and the fast charging support means 30 minutes of charging can get you an impressive 75% charge (as long as you use a suitable charger).
Imaging department is covered by a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie snapper. The main unit on the back employs a Sony IMX214 sensor with a 1/3.06″ diagonal and can pull off software tricks resulting in 50MP images, if you absolutely must make billboard-sized prints. The front camera utilizes wide angle glass and an LED flash for more flattering group selfies.
Despite the colossal size of the phablet at 156.8 x 81 x 8mm and 195g, Oppo is keen to target it at a more graceful audience. The company is offering a Rabbit’s Tail case, which is basically a fur ball, attached to the back cover, allowing for more secure hold by gentle fingers.
Oppo U3 Rabbit’s Tail Case
The Oppo U3 runs on Android KitKat 4.4.4 out of the box. No word is out yet on prices and availability.