Oppo is expanding its lineup of smartphones in the R1 series with the launch of the R1C, a device that features a sapphire glass panel at the back.
Spec-wise, the R1C offers a 5-inch 720p display, 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 CPU, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 13 MP camera (Sony IMX214 sensor), microSD slot (up to 128 GB), 5 MP front shooter and a 2,420 mAh battery. The device also features dual-SIM card slots, and supports all three major LTE networks in the country. The software side of things sees the inclusion of Oppo's ColorOS 2.0.1, which is based on Android 4.4 KitKat.
While the specs are in line with what you would find in a mid-ranger these days, it is the design that sets the R1C apart. Oppo says that the sapphire glass back allowed the vendor to bring the thickness of the device down to 6.85 mm. The back of the device is highly reflective, and unlike other phones that featured a glass back (Nexus 4, anyone?), the sapphire panel is scratch and shatter resistant. The R1C will be available in blue and white back variations.
If you're interested, head over to the link below to pre-order the R1C direct from Oppo, where it is available for RMB 2,499 ($400).