UPDATED: The Oppo R1C’s sapphire crystal glass rear will blind you with its beauty

The device is official, and so is its sexy back
The alleged Oppo R1C’s sapphire crystal glass rear will blind you with its beaut

UPDATED 15/01/15: Just as we expected, Oppo's unveiled its Oppo R1C smartphone. And rest assured, it will sport a 6.85mm thin body and saphire crystal back panel.

 
In addition, it boasts a 5in 720p display, 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor, 16GB expandable internal memory, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front snapper, 2GB RAM, 2420mAh battery, and Oppo Color OS 2.0.1 based on Android 4.4 KitKat. 
 
The R1C is priced at 2499RMB (S$538) but the question of if it will reach our shores still remains. 
 
Here's the original leak story: 

News of the Oppo U3 has been flooding our site over the past few weeks, with sources speculating the device will be unveiled in China on 14 January. Now, the target is on another of the vendor’s smartphone that has leaked online.

Rumour has it that Oppo’s creating another smartphone, currently named Oppo R1C, and it’s one that will presumably catch the eye of many. The device is said to pack a sapphire crystal glass rear – meaning that it will be able to withstand all kinds of torture and still look good.

Now, of course, this has still yet to be confirmed by Oppo, but the leak got us all excited. If you’ve been paying attention to what’s been going around the Internet about sapphire glass, you can try bending, scratching or even stabbing it – it'll still be unscathed.

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The alleged Oppo R1C’s sapphire crystal glass rear will blind you with its beaut

As for its other features, the Oppo R1C is said to boast a 5in 720p display, powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 chipset with an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor, and include 2GB of RAM. It’s also said to show off a 13MP rear snapper and 5MP front camera, along with 16GB of internal storage (that can be expanded to 128GB via microSD) and LTE connectivity.

If the purported device has got you just as excited as it’s got us, don’t worry – sources claim you don’t have to wait too long before it gets unveiled. It’s rumoured to go official on 14 January, alongside the Oppo U3.

If the leak holds any truth, January seems to be shaping up to be the month of Chinese mobile phone launches, but we’re not complaining one bit. Bring them on.

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[Source: GSM Arena, images: GizmoChina