Chinese tech brand Oppo has continued its long partnership with Spanish footballing giants Barcelona for a special edition version of its R11 smartphone.

The Oppo R11 x FC Barcelona edition handset was launched in Shanghai and will initially be available in China, from 18 August. It will also be launched in Taiwan, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia.

There is no word yet on whether it'll make it to Europe and, strangely, no word on a Spanish release.

The limited edition handset has a rear casing designed in the blue and red of Barcelona's home kit, with the team logo emblazoned at the bottom.


Other than that, the specifications and tech are the same as on the standard R11. That means it comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage - expandable by up to a further 256GB through microSD).

The battery is 3,000mAh and the rear camera has dual sensors - 20-megapixels and 16-megapixels - for a greater sense of depth in shots. The front camera is a 20-megapixel snapper.

The phone comes with a modified version of Android 7.1 with Oppo's ColorOS 3.1 layed on top. There is no NFC connectivity.

Oppo has priced the Barcelona edition R11 at 3499 yuan in China (around £403). That's considerably less than the £198 million Paris Saint Germain paid Barca for Neymar. And what was Neymar's number at Barcelona? 11, of course. Spooky. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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