It looks as though the Oppo R5 has lost its throne as the slimmest smartphone in the world to the newly announced Vivo X5 Max. Well, all is not lost, if one were to take into consideration that the Vivo X5 Max is available in China only at the moment – with no word of it being prepared for a release outside of China down the road, which means the Oppo R5 can be the slimmest smartphone that one can pick up outside of Asia. Still, the extremely thin profile has been put through a fair number of “punishments” in the video above to show just how tough and robust it is – despite being so thin.
Perhaps Apple has a thing or two to learn from Oppo in terms of making a thin handset that does not bend when placed in one’s pants pocket. The different kinds of stress tests would include a car run over the Oppo R5, where it emerged from that without any scratches – hard to believe, don’t you think so?
Freescale more or less figured out that wireless charging does have its fair share of advantages, and I am quite sure that many a company out there will agree with them as well, such as automotive manufacturer Toyota. However, Freescale has started to fall behind in this field of wireless charging due to the recent advances concerning such chipsets which have managed to speed up wired charging speeds by a massive and significant amount. Freescale intends to balance the imbalance, so to speak, by offering a new kind of hardware that could enable one to wirelessly charge devices up to 3x faster.
It is said that this speed increase will be similar to those found in the newer USB chargers, where they are able to deliver a higher voltage to your device, which results in approximately 14 watts of power as opposed to the traditional 5 watts.