Oppo’s latest proper flagship was officially unveiled this week with the new R11s and R11s Plus handsets, these two devices are an update to the Oppo R11 that came out just about five months ago. These new flagships not only strengthen Oppo’s position in the smartphone space with the latest trend in display technology but also gave us a glimpse on one of the highly anticipated future product from its sister company OnePlus.
One of the most noticeable difference from its predecessor is the new display. The Oppo R11s comes with a 6.01-inch screen while the Oppo R11s Plus has a larger 6.43-inch, both devices comes with a super AMOLED panel from Samsung and features FullHD+ display at 2160 x 1080 display resolution. This makes up at 85.8% on screen-to-body ratio with minimal thin bezels on four corners. With the display now occupying the most of the front panel, Oppo will rely on on-screen navigation with the new trend and had to remove the home button entirely. This also renders the fingerprint sensor to be relocated at the back which similarly happened with Oppo’s F5 devices and most other Android smartphone out there that has a fingerprint sensor built-in.
The new Oppo R11s series are designed to capture impressive photos like the one it replaces. Both the R11s and the R11s Plus are equipped with a dual sensor main cameras that comprises a 16 Megapixel primary with a 20 Megapixel secondary sensor with both of which comes with an f/1.7 Aperture lenses and a large 2µm pixel size for better images in low-light. The front camera is not also something worth noting for as it comes with a 20 Megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 Aperture that can handle on its own. It comes with nn AI infused Beautification features, Portrait Mode and scene detection.
For its internals, both devices are powered by an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Chipset with Adreno 512 that can handle pretty easily with most graphic intensive games. However the R11s is only available with 4GB of RAM while the R11s Plus ships with 6GB. Both will have 64GB of internal memory with a microSD card support of up to 256GB in capacity. The R11s series boots ColorOS 3.2 based on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) and comes with features like split-screen, Face Unlock, Game Acceleration mode, Smart Gallery and other stuff that wasn’t there on the ColorOS 3.1 but have already been around on its underlying OS.
Finally for its powerpack, the R11s includes a 3205mAh battery pack while the R11s Plus comes with a larger 4000mAh power bank. These devices support VOOC fast charging capability but unfortunately it stays with microUSB up to now as compared to other devices in its class that have moved into USB-C. But well, it still gets the job done and it seems that microUSB still has a long way of support than we know of.
So that was about the new R11s and the R11s Plus from Oppo. Before we forgot, the R11s series has a little nifty feature that stands out from the rest and that’s what Oppo calls it as “Crescent Arc” which basically formed an arc at the bottom of the handset which prevents users from blocking the down-firing speaker especially when holding the device sideways. And yes, these R11s handsets still has a 3.5mm audio jack in them so that must be comforting for the rest of us.
The R11s and the R11s Plus is available for pre-order today and as you guessed it, there are only available in China. the R11s is retailed at CNY 2999 and will be available for purchase beginning November 10th in Black, Champagne Gold and the special edition Red color variant for CNY 3199. The R11s Plus on the other hand is priced at CNY 3699 and will be available starting November 24th in either Black and Champagne Gold color options.