OPPO India has announced today that their latest smartphone from the R series, the OPPO R5 will hit the stores in the month of December 2014. OPPO had unveiled the R5 on the 29th of October 2014 at an event in Singapore. This smartphone is expected to be priced in the range of Rs. 25,000 – Rs. 30,000.
The R5 is touted to be the world’s thinnest smartphone with thickness of just 4.85 mm. This phone has dimensions of 148.9× 74.5 × 4.85 mm and its weight is 155 grams. This smartphone is made of first-grade steel and designed with hand-polished micro-arc frame, to make it smooth and strong. It will fit into your hand like a glove.
The Oppo R5 comes with a 5.2 inch AMOLED display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and is powered by the octa core Snapdragon 615 processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. Oppo R5 is also claimed to be “the world’s first smartphone that uses phase-change material, keeping it at a constant cool temperature whilst maintaining superior functionality. The R5’s patented heat dissipation technology “Cool Element” protects its octa-core CPU, in turn prolonging the life of the phone”.
The Oppo R5 is equipped with a 13 MP rear auto focus camera and a front facing 5 MP camera. It comes with the PI 2.0 Plus Flash Shot technology. The R5 is stated to be capable to let you take the shot with an imperceptible focus time – it has a maximum focus time of 0.18 seconds and claims to deliver 50MP high-definition picture clarity.
The R5 is packed with 2000 mAh battery and also comes with the VOOC mini rapid charging system. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS with Oppo’s Color OS 2.0 superimposed on it.
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