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The Oppo R7S is an expensive midrange phone that seems to borrow liberally from the Apple iPhone. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. In Singapore it's set to retail for S$599, which converts to $425, £280 or AU$585.

The R7S will hit Australia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand by November's end, and will be available online for Europe and the US in December through Oppo's online store.

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Oppo's newest phone shares some notable design similarities to Apple's iPhone 6 range, such as the colours, the placement of the camera and speakers, and the volume and power buttons.

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The 13-megapixel rear camera should be capable of taking quality shots, if the Oppo R7 and R7 Plus are any indication.

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The volume buttons are located on the phone's right side.

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At the bottom you'll find speaker grills and a micro-USB port. There's no Type-C USB port here.

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The phone supports dual-SIM use, though if you don't need two SIM cards you'll be pleased to know that you can insert a microSD card into the extra SIM slot for expandable storage.

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Unlike Apple's iPhone range, the R7S doesn't come with a fingerprint scanner.

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The R7S is a midrange phone that may struggle to find ground against the cheaper, or better specced, devices from other Chinese manufacturers.

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