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Oppo R7 Plus goes up for pre-order in the United States, doesn’t come cheap

r7_plus_display_1_0Oppo’s R7 Plus phablet is now available for pre-order in the United States directly from the company’s online store. The handset is priced at $499, though interested parties can order one with 10% by using an email promo code.

The device is available in gold color scheme and will come with free Bluetooth headset. Pre-orders are expected to begin shipping by the end of this month.

Oppo R7 Plus features 6” 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 13MP camera, 8MP front-facing unit, fingerprint sensor, and massive 4,100 mAh battery. The phablet boots ColorOS 2.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and does not support US LTE bands.

Even with 10% off at launch, we find the US pricing of the R7 Plus overly ambitious due to its mostly mid-range specs. Such budget can currently land you a Moto X Style, LG G4, and Nexus 6 among others, so you must really want an R7 Plus in order to splurge for it.