Literally minutes after the unveiling of the Oppo N3, the company dropped another smartphone-shaped bomb in our laps. A very thin smartphone-shaped bomb called the R5.
The R5 is the successor to the Oppo R3, which, at 6.3mm, was the thinnest 4G smartphone of its time. Now, Oppo has outdone its own record with the R5: a nip and tuck has resulted in a handset just 4.85mm thick.
As for its looks, it’s got a macro-arc frame made of alloy. Be amazed, because the R3 apparently houses a cooling element, made by a phase-shifting material, that changes when heat is generated in order to cool the phone.
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Specs that impress
Weighing 155g, the 5.2in smartphone boasts a full HD resolution (and 443ppi) on its AMOLED screen. Its 13MP back camera falls a little short compared to the N3, but it’s still higher spec than some of the others in the market. Its front snapper sits at 5MP. And prepare to curb your disappointment, because the R5’s camera is not rotatable like its N-series smartphones.
Its insides are a force to be reckoned with too. It’s got 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 2.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, and a 2000mAh Li-Po battery with Oppo’s Rapid Charge technology. The unit will run on Android 4.4 with Oppo’s Color OS 2.0 and is LTE compatible too.
The R5's price is tagged at US$499, so you can expect it to hover around £310 when it's available here.
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