Phew, it’s been a busy week for Oppo, hasn’t it? You’d think with Polaroid ripping off their N3 smartphone and Oppo releasing strongly worded statements/adverts¬†they wouldn’t have time to announce anything new. Well, you’d be wrong, because they’ve carved out a few minutes in their day to welcome the latest member of their smartphone family into the world – the Oppo R1C. So what distinguished this bundle of joy from the rest of their stable? Read on as I break out the technical specifications.

Firstly, and seemingly of greatest importance to Oppo, the phone is shiny. By which I mean, very shiny. But don’t worry, because Oppo have crafted the phone out of sapphire glass, which makes it ultra-reflective and extremely resistant to scratches and cracks. As far as technical specifications go, the R1c comes with a 64bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.5Ghz and unknown GPU powering a 5″ 720p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a micro-SD slot up to 128GB. Keeping the phone running is a 2,420mAh battery unit, which is sealed inside the phone.

There’s also a couple of cameras, if you can imagine that. The rear camera is a 13MP Sony made unit and the front is a 5MP affair, which should capture your visage in a suitably high resolution style (should you decide to photograph it rather than catch a glimpse via the back of the phone).

So how much money will this 5.85mm thin, mid-range master set you back should you choose to buy it? Around £270. Perhaps not so mid range after all. Take a look at a few more press shots courtesy of Gizmo China let us know what you think in the comments below.

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