Oppo unveils world's slimmest smartphone: The R5

Oppo unveils world's slimmest smartphone: The R5
Chinese OEM Oppo has unveiled the world's slimmest smartphone, clocking in at just 4.85mm thick.

The new Oppo R5 beats out the previous record holding Gionee Elfie S5.1, which was 5.15mm thick. Oppo is well known for pushing the envelope with its phone and the new R5 still boasts impressive specs in the small casing.

R5 owners will get a 1080p 5.2-inch display, a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC (octa-core quad 2.1GHz and quad 1.5GHz), 2GB RAM, and dual 5MP/13MP cameras (both featuring f/2.0 aperture lenses). The entire phone is just 155g, has a 2000mAh battery and does include LTE support.

On the downside, there is no microSD slot, no 3.5mm headphone jack and 16GB internal storage meaning you will have to use a bundled microUSB adapter for your favorite headphones.

Oppo says the device will also feature "phase-shifting material" to ensure that internal components remain cool (just like a PC motherboard). In addition, the device runs on Android 4.4 fork Color OS 2.0, which is similar to its predecessor but includes much better gesture support and all Android upgrades.

Ready for launch in December, the device sells unlocked for $499.


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 29 Oct 2014 11:08
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  • hearme0

    No headphone jack????? WTF is that??

    No micro SDHC slot????? WTF is that??

    And a WHOPPING 16GB of memory......Oh please, why did you give sooooo much?!?!?!

    499.99.......I'd buy this garbage off contract for 149.00 and not an F'ing penny more.

    29.10.2014 19:44 #1

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