While the Oppo brand is not as popular as other Chinese manufacturers here in the West but the company has slowly been gaining ground over the past couple of years thanks to its quality offerings. To further push their dominance in #china and other markets, the company has now released their latest flagship offerings for 2017, namely the Oppo R11 and R11 Plus.

Official launch

Both smartphones were just launched yesterday during a special event held in China. The company officially unveiled its new offerings and detailed their outstanding new features to the fans in attendance. Similar to the Apple iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S8, the R11 and R11 Plus are essentially the same smartphone with the difference only being with their screen size and battery capacity.

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The R11 Plus sports a larger 6-inch 1080p #Full HD AMOLED screen and a large 4,000 mAh battery. The standard R11 model, on the other hand, has a 5.5-inch 1080p full HD AMOLED screen and a smaller 3,000 mAh battery. Both units come with USB Type-C ports that support the company's proprietary VOOC flash charging technology.

Hardware specs

Aside from the aforementioned difference in their screen sizes and battery capacities, both phones sport the same internals and features. The R11 models come with an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, which Oppo says provides a good balance between performance and extreme power efficiency. The processor is paired with an ample 6 GB of RAM. Both devices are offered with 64 GB of internal storage space, which is expandable up to 256 GB via a microSD card slot.

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Advanced camera system

Among the R11's slew of features, its camera system is perhaps the main selling point for the new models. The R11 comes with a dual camera system that is comprised of a 16-megapixel sensor and a 20-megapixel sensor. Oppo revealed that they actually worked with Qualcomm to create a fully customized 14-bit processor specifically made for the new camera system.

The IMX398 sensors, which have a f/1.7 aperture, are claimed to produce significantly better photos even in low light. According to Oppo, the combination of the new chip and the sensors also produce more vivid colors as well as a more natural Bokeh effect. Up front, selfie lovers won't be disappointed as the R11 sports a relatively large 20-megapixel front-facing camera sensor.

Pricing for the new flagships have not yet been announced, but the units will come in several color options, including Rose Gold, Black, and Gold.