OPPO prematurely revealed the R11s a week ago. Now, it officially launched together with the much larger R11s Plus in China.
We already learned about most of the R11s’ primary features, but they’re still worth taking another look at.
The highlights are the 6-inch 1080p AMOLED display with minimal bezels and the artificial intelligence-powered 20-megapixel selfie camera on the forehead. Nothing has changed on the rear, however; we still get the same dual-camera setup as the original R11’s with the ability to zoom optically.
To keep the lights on, an upper-midrange Snapdragon 660 processor is employed alongside 4GB of memory and 64GB of expandable storage. A 3205mAh battery makes sure the phone won’t die on you when you need it most.
This being a smartphone designed for 2017 and beyond, OPPO included some high-tech features: Facial unlocking is possible with the help of the front camera’s AI, and the Crescent Arc design makes maneuvering around the extra-tall handset more manageable.
The only head-scratching moves were retaining the micro-USB port instead of adopting the more future-proof USB-C standard, and shipping the device with the aging Android 7.1 Nougat operating system instead of 8.0 Oreo. Fortunately, the 3.5mm audio port is still there, so there’s no fuss over annoying dongles.
And then there’s the R11s Plus. It’s mostly identical to the regular R11s, but comes with a much bigger 6.43-inch display. Since there’s more real estate to work with, it houses a generous 4000mAh battery and added memory of 6GB.
Here’s how the pricing goes: CNY 2,999 (US$ 452) for the black or champagne color of the R11s, CNY 3,199 (US$ 482) for the red R11s, and CNY 3,699 (US$ 560) for the black or champagne R11s Plus.
You can purchase the R11s and R11s Plus beginning November 10 and 24, respectively.