It looks like the race for the worlds slimmest smartphone is not quite over just yet – as the folks over at China-based Oppo have stepped up to the plate and wrested this particular title away from Gionee. Their latest offering, the Oppo R5, happens to be the first smartphone in the world that breaks the sub-5mm barrier when it comes to the chassis thickness. Just how thin is the new $499 Oppo R5? We are talking about a mere 4.85mm here, which is territory that no other smartphone manufacturer has tread.
It will feature a 5.2” AMOLED display that carries a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, which means it has a pixel density that is on part with that of the flagship Sony Xperia Z3 at 423ppi. A 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC which boasts of eight Cortex-A53 cores while running at 1.5GHz ain’t too shabby at all, really, and there will also be 2GB RAM and a 13MP, f/2.0 Sony IMX214 camera sensor that keeps it going.
Oppo does look as though they are on the right track when it comes to rolling out quality smartphones without breaking the bank. Lately in Singapore, they have just announced the Oppo N3, which intends to continue where the Oppo N1 left off. This particular handset would come with a swiveling camera that ditches conventional front and rear camera design, not to mention sporting a fair number of hardware upgrades of its own, too.
For instance, you will find a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor underneath the hood that is accompanied by 2GB RAM. Apart from that, there will be a 400PPI pixel resolution 5.5” display, a 16 MP camera, a 3,000mAh battery, as well as the ability to juice up the battery to 75% of its overall capacity in a matter of just 30 minutes. It would be interesting to see just how far the Oppo N3 will be able to go in the markets in which it is released, don’t you think so?