At the time, iTWire's Ray Shaw observed "Oppo may not be a brand you see at major retailers nor via plans from telcos," but that's now changing.
Oppo has made Dick Smith its exclusive mass retailer partner, and from 14 July the full range of phones and accessories will be available from all 360 Dick Smith stores, the nine Move stores, and the 28 David Jones electronics departments 'powered by Dick Smith'.
The R7 will go on sale at Dick Smith on 28 July, followed shortly by the R7 Plus.
"We're thrilled to be the exclusive mass retail partner to bring Oppoto the Aussie consumer," said Dick Smith CEO Nick Abboud.
"As a business, we aim to give our customer increased access to the latest innovations in technology and this partnership is an example of that.
"We believe the stylish range of Oppo Mobile products will be welcomed by Australians who are after cutting-edge products that provide the latest in mobile technology."