Oppo 3000
Oppo 3000 released in Chinagizmochina.com

Oppo, one of the premier Chinese smartphone companies, is destined for bigger things. Chinese smartphone makers, as far as the Indian smartphone market is concerned, have already made their presences felt with the likes of Gionee and Xiaomi. Now, Oppo is looking at making a similar impact.

While a number of such Chinese smartphones have already made their way into the market, others are waiting in line to join their compatriots. One such handset is the newly released Oppo 3,000 that has hit headlines in the native country.

Unlike other Oppo handsets in the market, this new one is quite far from the usual "world's thinnest smartphone" title that Oppo smartphones are so used to. Oppo 3000 might just be the perfect mid-ranger where users are also looking for a compact presence in their hands.

Although the smartphone also doesn't have a swivelling camera, similar to its predecessors, this new mid-range handset from Oppo aims at delivering a refined experience to those who aren't really concerned about getting top-of-the-line specs. In a nutshell, the smartphone well serves its purpose.

As far as the specifications are concerned, Oppo 3000 arrives with a 4.7-inch 720p touchscreen. It also has an 8 MP Sony IMX179 rear camera sensor and a 5 MP wide-angle front camera. The rear sensor boasts f/2.0 aperture and has a five-element lens. So, in terms of imaging, users shouldn't have much to complain about.

Inside the phone, you will find Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 410 SoC, with a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, complimented by the presence of Adreno 306 GPU. Oppo 3000 offers 1GB RAM, 8GB of built-in storage, a microSD card slot, dual-SIM functionality (dual-standby), 4G LTE support, NFC, and a decent 2,000 mAh battery. The handset runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.

As of now, Oppo 3000 is being sold in China for CNY 1,599, which is equivalent to about $256 or €226, making it a bit more dough-heavy compared to its immediate rivals sporting more or less the same kind of specifications. Hence it still remains to be seen how the smartphone does in overall sales figures.

For those who are waiting for the smartphone to arrive in India, it might take a bit of time before Oppo 3000 officially hits the retailers in India. However, going by the fact that most of the popular Oppo smartphones have already reached the Indian shores, expect the handset to arrive sometime this year, although not soon.

Do you want to see the Oppo 3000 soon, or are there better choices for you in the market under the same specs radar? Let us know in the comments section below.