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Bezel-less Oppo R7 leaks on Chinese social media

The new handset from Chinese smartphone maker Oppo will reportedly come packing an octa-core MediaTek processor and a 20.7-megapixel rear camera.

Caught on video: Oppo's upcoming bezel-less R7. Screenshot by Aloysius Low/CNET

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo appears to be doing some magic with the design of its upcoming Oppo R7 phone, if this leaked video appears to be true.

The Android-powered handset alleged comes with almost non-existent bezels, with the large screen taking up the entire sides of the device, as you can see from the screen capture above.

The magic apparently lies in some visual trickery (which Oppo has filed a patent for) where the sides of the screen diffract the light to make it seem that the display extends all the way to the edge.

While the Sharp Aquos Crystal turned heads with its edge-to-edge display, Oppo's R7 looks even more convincing, since the Crystal still has a bit of an edge, while the R7 looks like it doesn't.

Other leaked specs of the R7 include a octa-core MediaTek processor, 4G support and a 20.7-megapixel rear camera. The phone's also rumored to be as slim as the Oppo R5 at just 4.85mm thick.

CNET has reached out to Oppo for more information. In the meantime, check out the video below. Note that it may not play for you as the video is hosted on a Chinese site that appears to have region locks for some countries.