In China Oppo just announced R11 and R11 Plus. Externally the R11 is similar to predecessor the R9 S. The metal uni body available in gold, rose gold and matte black. Features arch curved design, which makes it feel natural in the hand. The side edges curve in such a way that makes the R11 easy to grip. Oppo also talked about their new antenna line 2.0 technology, which reduces the number of lines from 3 to 2, while still offering excellent signal.
The most notable aspect of the R11 is not the design however, it’s the cameras. The rear camera setup has a normal 20MP lens as well as 16MP two times zoom lens. So you’ll be able to zoom in without losing much quality. Oppo was proud to share that they were working closely with Qualcomm to develop a customized image signal processor. The key takeaway is that the R11 is able to process images quickly, despite the high resolution capture. There’s also a bunch of software features that Oppo has added in. Which should translate to overall better looking images. For example, R11 can intelligently recognize 100 different lightning scenarios in order to provide a more accurate exposure. The front 2.0MP camera also seems to do well. For hardware specs, we are looking at a Snapdragon 660, 4GB of Ram, 64GB of expandable storage, 3000 mAh and 5,5 inch full HD Amoled display.
As expected, the R11 Plus takes it up a notch, with a 6 inch full HD Amoled display, 6GB of Ram and a 4000 mAh battery. Finally the software, the R11 runs Oppo’s ColorOS 3.1 over Android 7.1.1 Nougat. With the latest ColorOS, Oppo seems to be focusing on the small details. For example, the software includes a payment protection code, WiFi security check and, cool features like Oppo share, which enable fast file transfer. The software is intended more so for the Chinese market, from China exclusive features to interesting UI changes. For example, all the notifications are in the separate control center view instead of the normal notification panel. How available the R11, itself will be, outside of China is also still unclear.