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At 4.85mm Oppo R5 is the world’s thinnest Smartphone and features 64-bit octa-core processor
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At 4.85mm Oppo R5 is the world’s thinnest Smartphone and features 64-bit octa-core processor

Step aside Gionee, your Elite S5.1 featuring a 5.15mm thickness just lost out the world’s slimmest smartphone title to fellow Chinese Smartphone manufacturer, Oppo. Today the Chinese company announced Oppo R5 boasting an insane 4.85mm thickness thus handsomely beating the Gionee for the title.

Clad in a metallic body and ceramic finishing and flaunting the zero-size haute couture frame, the phone also means business when it comes to technical specifications. A thin body can heat up the phones easily and to solve that Oppo says they have used a Cool Element Tech which uses liquid metal-like material to cool down the phone.

With a 5.2-inch fullHD AMOLED display to its credit, the R5 is powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor¬†(quad 2.1GHz and quad 1.5GHz) mated to a 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with no expandable memory option. It runs on the company’s proprietory Color OS 2.0 UI which is based on Android Kitkat. On camera side, we have a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front shooter. The battery pack includes a 2,000mAh battery which might be a bit underwhelming for this powerhouse. But, , the battery on the R5 supports VOOC rapid charging technology which is also seen in the flagship device Oppo Find 7 and can charge from 0¬†to 75% in JUST 30 minutes.

A crazy thin figure like this of course means there might be a little trade-off. In this case, the 3.5mm audio jack is too big to be accommodated. You’ll need to use the bundled micro-USB adapter or Bluetooth headset. It means the regular headset you got won’t work with this device unless you pick a micr-USB adapter to connect it. It would be nice if the company provides with a micro-USB adapter along with the box.


0 30 October, 2014 Mobiles October 30, 2014

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