OPPO R7 and R7 Plus Australia-bound in late July

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO today announced that its latest handsets, the R7 and the R7 Plus will be available in Australia by the month's end. The R7 (pictured above) will be available through Dick Smith retail stores and the OPPO website as of July 28, while the R7 Plus will arrive "shortly after".

The OPPO R7 is the smaller of the two devices, boasting a 5-inch screen a 6.3mm thick body. The new phone isn't quite as thin as its predecessor, the OPPO R5, but it features both a bigger battery and a headphone jack.

The OPPO R7 Plus is a super-sized version of the R7, rocking a 6-inch display and a rear-facing fingerprint reader. Despite the bump in size, the phone is only 1.4mm thicker than its little brother. The larger form-factor also allows for a 4100 mAh battery.

In terms of other hardware specifications, both devices are almost identical. They're powered by an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and 3GB of RAM, run a customised version of Android 5.1 and utilise a Sony-manufactured 13 megapixel rear-facing camera. Both feature expandable memory; the smaller device ships with 16GB, while the larger has 32GB.

Pricing for the two phones has yet to be confirmed. 

OPPO also announced that its full range of smartphones – along with accessories – will be available through Dick Smith outlets beginning from July 14.

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