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

by Chetan Bhawani 16

Oppo R5 Smartphone

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.

Chetan Bhawani

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  • Interesting devices. Would like to try the R5 to see how the 64-bit Snapdragon perform. The N3 features are really awesome but of course it’s a high-end device with a high price-tag for sure.

    • if price is a problem but you like design you can always try out the one plus one, the founder came from a position in oppo and made the smartphone to appeal to what hes always wanted in a smartphone. It has oppo find 7 design with high end specs for 350$

  • Shanky Yadav Jungly

    Another thinnest smartphone against the gionee by a most trusted brand.

  • Jugal Mudoi

    Same problem as with their previous models.. the price is a bit at the higher side, otherwise everything looks good of their phones.

    • i like everything about design except the camera bump. It looks a little to intrusive

  • Abijith Warrier

    That Camera Bump is more like iPhone

  • Guest

    This is one of the best smartphine in india

  • Shanky Yadav Jungly

    this is goona be the best phone in india

  • 01Bie

    Phones Design,Camera Is Great But 2gb Ram For That Price?????

  • Joshua Akinsola

    Alright thats thin plasehit an American carrier IF ONLY…

  • Bishal Adhikari

    2000mAH battery for R5 is not that good

  • Suraj Racharla

    These phonesa re going to thrive in Asia but unfourtunalty it wont as much in North America. People think this is a cheap smartphone company but these companys are evolving and soon they will be as big as Samsung and then they will satt marketing and start targeting their audience to North American people including Europe.

  • Shanky Yadav Jungly

    But there is.snapdragom 801 which is now old

  • Shashank Chourey

    India ETA ?

  • Joshua Akinsola

    impressive startup that made this

  • This phone is excellent and the slimmnes is still boggling but unfortunately in north america there is a natural system of playing safe and sticking with familiar brands. One plus one is finding great demand and success here but oppo hasn’t really .people need to trust more brands