After sending out teasers and hinting at two new devices to be launched on October 29 in Singapore, the Chinese mobile maker Oppo unveiled its camera-centric Oppo N3 smartphone that has a motorized swiveling camera, a multi-purpose fingerprint scanner and ultra-fast battery charging technology. Along with it, the company also introduced Oppo R5, its first 64-bit smartphone.


Oppo R5 has a thickness of only 4.85mm and has become the “world’s thinnest smartphone” ever made. Companies these days seem to be vying with each other for producing thin sleek handsets. Earlier this year, Gionee had turned heads with its 5.5mm thin Elfie S5.5 smartphone.  After that, Gionee came out with a mere 5.15mm thin Elfie S5.1 which became the world’s slimmest smartphone.  That record has now been broken by the Oppo R5.


Let us see what the world’s thinnest phone has to offer. Well, it has a frame made of hand polished 3D-welded aluminum alloy having the dimensions of 148.9 x 74.5 x 4.85mm and weighing 155g. The Oppo R5 features a 5.2-inch AMOLED FHD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution (423 ppi), making the phone “brimming with clarity”.

Under the metal body, it has a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 Qualcomm octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and Adreno 330 GPU to take care of the graphics. The device has  2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Oppo has used a Cool Element Phase Shifting Cooling technology that uses special material which absorbs heat and improves thermal efficiency.


The device has a 13 MP f/2.0 Sony EXMOR IMX214 BSI main camera and 5 MP f/2.0 front-facing camera with 83 degree wide angle lens. Oppo R5 packs a 2000 mAh Li-Po battery with rapid charge and the device runs Android 4.4. based Color OS 2.0. Connectivity options include GSM, WCDMA, FDD-LTE, TD-LTE, 5G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/a and Bluetooth 4.0. In the box apart from the smartpone are In-ear type Earphones, USB-to-3.5mm Audio Adapter, micro USB cable and VOOC mini Rapid Charger.

The Oppo R5 will be available in Silver and Gold colors and is priced at $499. It is supposed to go up for sale in December this year.