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Oppo R5 and the Flagship Oppo N3 Launched at $499 & $649

With the thickness of smartphones being taken as the main USP, Oppo brings into the scene with the launch of the world’s slimmest Oppo R5 smartphone, with the thickness of 4.85mm. Previous to this, it was the Gionee Elife S5.1, the thinnest with a 5.1mm thickness. Alongside the Oppo R5, the company also announced the Oppo N3 smartphone, company’s new flagship with some power-packed specifications.

The OPPO R5 comes with a 5.2″ Full HD AMOLED display (423ppi), and it runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core (64-bit) processor with 2GB RAM. Oppo has given this a stainless steel body and the device has micro-arc frame, which is hand polished. Oppo has included a Cool Element technology which uses liquid metal-like material to cool down the phone, because the device tends to heat up because of the material, and no proper heat dissipation possible directly. Oppo claims that the R5’s paint is composed of special resin mixed with over 20 materials to produce unrivalled elegance.

Oppo R5

The OPPO R5 sports a 13MP Sony IMX214 rear camera and the front come with a 5MP camera. It will be running on Android 4.4.4 out of the box, with Color OS 2.0 layer on top. The smartphone is powered by a 2,000mAh capacity battery that also supports VOOC rapid charging.

Also, from social sources, we see that the 3.5mm headset jack has been removed to keep the device that slim, at 4.85mm.

The Oppo N3 comes with a 5.5 inch FHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The device is powered with 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor coupled with Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB RAM. This is a dual SIM smartphone and it runs Android 4.4 KitKat Operating system out of the box. There is a 16 MP camera on the rear with LED flash that can be used as a front camera too.

Oppo N3

According to the details, it is the Omnivision camera used by Oppo. The device supports 4G LTE connectivity and has other connectivity options like Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, WiFi direct. The device will be powered with a 3000 mAh battery on the back with VOOC fast charging.

The OPPO R5 is priced at US $499, and OPPO N3 will be available for $649 off contract. Both the smartphones expected to be available from December.

By Chetan Bhawani on Wednesday 29th of Oct 2014


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