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Friday, October 31, 2014

Oppo R5: At 4.85 mm, this phone is so thin that it can’t have a 3.5mm jack

Oppo has launched its N3 and R5 smartphones today at a global launch event in Singapore. The N3, its latest addition to the N series which features an automated swivel camera. On the other hand, the R5 is the world’s thinnest smartphone at 4.85 mm. The Oppo R5 has surpassed the Gionee Elife S5.1 smartphone which was listed in Guinness Book of World Records as the thinnest smartphone in the world at 5.1 mm. The R5 is so thin that it doesn’t have a regular 3.5 mm headphone port. Users will have to rely on their Bluetooth earphones or connect via an adapter.

 The N3 is priced at US$ 649 and the R5 is priced at US$ 499 respectively. Both the smartphones will be available in the India market soon. Oppo also showcased the PM-3 Planar Magnetic headphones at the event.

 The N3, features a 16 megapixel rotating camera. It has the ability to rotate 206 degrees and is capable of taking 64 megapixel high resolution images using its free-stop and multi-angle shooting features. The OPPO N3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU with 32G ROM and 2G RAM and a 5.5-inch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

 The phone includes OPPO’s VOOC mini rapid charging system and claims a 30-minute charge will provide 75% battery, and a five-minute charge allows for a two-hour call.

 The R5 runs on an octa-core Qualcomm MSM8939, and comes with a 5.2-inch AMOLED screen. It comes PI 2.0 Plus Flash Shot technology which delivers 50MP high-definition picture clarity. Built with first-grade steel and designed with a micro-arc frame, the R5 also comes with the VOOC mini rapid charging system. 

Madhav Biju

Author & Editor

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