OPPO Pakistan just sent us an email informing us that they plan to launch two variants (Lite and Plus) of their flagship device OPPO R7 into the Pakistani markets. Although the exact date of the launch wasn’t mentioned in the email but we expect the launch ceremony to be held sometime after the 1st week of September.
R7 is the latest flagship device from OPPO which was launched earlier this year in May. It is the successor to OPPO’s R5 which is one of the world’s thinnest phones. Like it’s predecessors, R7 also has a slim metallic body with quite narrow bezels. It is equipped with a 13MP camera (on the back) and a 8MP camera selfie shooter (on the front). Under the hood of the OPPO R7, you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage. Since now-a-days 16GB isn’t much, so R7 also supports microSD cards of up to 128 gigs in size.
OPPO R7 Lite & Plus
As both the names suggest, OPPO R7 lite is a lesser expensive version while R7 Plus is a larger version of the original flagship. Unfortunately, Pakistani markets would only be receiving the Lite and Plus variants but not the original R7 flagship.
OPPO R7 Lite is almost identical to the OPPO R5 in specs. It is also quite identical to the OPPO R7 just has a lesser 2GB RAM and lacks the VOOC charging. Other than that, OPPO R7 and R7 lite have a similar design and similar dimensions as well.
OPPO R7 is a different story. Not only does it have some improved specs but it also has some notable design changes. It offers a larger 6.0″ display but with the same resolution. Although it has the same 3GB RAM but comes with a larger 32GB internal storage. Not to forget that the OPPO R7 Plus has a significantly bigger 4100 mAh battery as well.
Although no official prices have been revealed yet but our sources tell us that R7 Lite and R7 Plus both should be priced between 45,000/- to 60,000/- PKR.
It is no hidden fact that OPPO isn’t doing well in the Pakistani market. It has been mainly due to their futile marketing strategies and substantially high priced products. To break the downward trend and increase their sales, OPPO seriously needs to rethink their marketing strategies and pricing techniques.
If the aforementioned prices are to be believed, I would say that OPPO is being naive and doing exactly the opposite. What are your thoughts? Is it just me or do you as well think that OPPO devices are priced too high for what they offer? Let us know in the comments below.