Chinese manufacturer Oppo has today launched its new duo of flagship phones, the R7 and R7 Plus. The R7 features a 5-inch 1080p screen while its 6-inch screen with the same resolution places the Plus model firmly into phablet territory.

However, screen size is far from the only difference between the two models. In the camera department both smartphones combine a 13MP sensor with an F2.2 lens but the R7 Plus chip is, like the Huawei P8, of the RGBW variant and supported by laser-AF and a dual-LED flash. The R7 comes with a conventional sensor and has to make do without the laser and with a single-LED flash unit. Oppo claims compared to conventional sensors the RGBW chip in the R7 Plus reduces image noise by 78% and is 32% more light sensitive. 

The two models also differ in battery size. The R7 comes with a 2,320mAh cell while the the R7 Plus offers a much larger 4,100mAh battery. The Plus model also comes with a fingerprint sensor in its back cover. Both phones use the same Qualcomm 615 system chip with 64-bit octa-core processor and 3GB RAM to power Android 5.1 and Oppo's ColorOS 2.1. The R7 Plus packs 32GB of storage while the smaller model has to make do with 16GB. Both offer dual-SIM capability and alternatively one of the slots can house a microSD card.  

Both models will be available in China from tomorrow and will be launched internationally in June. The R7 retails at CNY 2,499 (approximately $400) while the larger model will set you back approximately $480.