Oppo is going to launch the Oppo R5, the slimmest smartphone from the company with a thickness of 4.85mm, and the launch in India is during the end of December. After making its debut in China recently, the R5 now is being officially brought into India to compete with the Gionee Elife S5.1 and the upcoming Vivo X5 Max, with the slim smartphone trend picking up lately.
Update: It is official now, that Oppo has launched the R5 smartphone for Rs. 29990, and the device will be available for pre-booking from January 1st.
Although the R5 isn’t one that you can call a flagship, the specs are not compromised at all. On the front, there is a 5.2-inch AMOLED display with the Full HD resolution, and internally the Oppo R5 is powered by the Snapdragon 615 processor, an octa-core chipset clocking at 2.1 GHz, and that is added by 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.
The popping out camera on the back isn’t included in the thickness mentioned by the company, and that couldn’t be shrunk more than that for the 13-megapixel lens with Sony’s sensor. There is a 5-megapixel front facing camera included for the selfies.
According to the PR we received “In addition to the smartphone’s thickness, another major highlight of the phone is the adoption of higher-strength stainless steel in place of the commonly used aluminum alloy to make its unique micro-arc frame. The process used to create a more rugged and durable frame lets this ultra-thin phone “say no to bending” and overcomes the weakness generally found in ultra-thin phones. Now consumers can slip the phone into their pockets and sit at ease without fear of it being bent.”
So, the expected launch time is around the end of this month, and according to the company, the Oppo R5 is to be launched for a price between Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 30,000. Worth the price? you decide. But the price is well understandable, given the fact that the device is packed in with some good specs that add up for a good user experience.