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Being classed as ‘international’ ourselves, we love to cover the international handset and today we have great news because the Oppo 7a HD is available for pre-orders soon.

We learned that the original Oppo 7 was going to be more expensive that most of us an anticipated, and while that is terrible news for those trying to buy the phone outright, it does open the floodgates to a bevy of people jumping on the more budget 7a version bandwagon.

Oppo had come a long way since last year when they released the N1 and the Find 5. This year they are releasing a 2k display phone called the Find 7 and the 1080p display phone called the 7a. The 7a will be a watered down version of its father.

The official Oppo event hosted out of Beijing, China is penciled in for the 19th of April. We are assuming this will be the launch date set for both of this year’s device. Right now is the time we are focussing on today, though, because the Oppo 7a is now up for pre-orders starting on the seventh of April. That provides adequate time to get your preparation in before then as we are yet even to see March end yet March end yet.

If I decided between the aforementioned two phones I would go for the 7a because it still has a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 chip inside and that is great hardware. The only difference compared to the more expensive model is 0.2 GHz and that is not much at all. of course the selling point for the Find 7 is the 2k resolution that has 538ppi pixel densities will look awesome. One downside for me is that it is anticipated to run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. If I am spending lots of dough and showcasing a great screen I want the modern Android 4.4 Kitkat on my phone.

 

Oppo became a cool name over in the western part of the world after they struck a deal with aftermarket company CyanogenMod to create pre-installed CyangoenMod phones. From here on in Oppo might be a name out of China that most of us never forget.

The 7a has a 5.5-inch display, 2 gigs of RAM, 16 GB internal storage plus a respectable 2,800mAh battery. We already told you about the 801 Snapdragon, which is still the leading Android processor out there today, plus the 2.3 GHz processing power it has. The way it looks on paper, this cheaper variant is a real steal!

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