Oppo R5, a 4.85mm thin smartphone, launched in India for Rs. 29,990

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Oppo R5, the company’s thinnest smartphone with a waistline of just 4.85mm thin, is now available in India for Rs. 29,990. The device features a 5.2-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 chipset, a 13-megapixel camera, 4G LTE connectivity, Color OS (based on Android 4.4 KitKat), and a 2,000 mAh battery. Unlike some other Chinese smartphone offerings, the Oppo R5 will be available on various offline and online stores, and the pre-orders for the device will start from January 1, 2015.

Oppo R5

This phone has been developed with the end user in mind. We used cutting edge manufacturing techniques to create a phone that fits perfectly into the users’ hands, and that feels incredible. The frame has been forged nine times and then finished by hand to give a perfect sheen and feel. It has a quality that is not available anywhere else in the industry. The R5, like the rest of the R series delivers a truly stylish, exquisite and distinctive design and will continue to delight our customers with its innovative yet practical functions.

– Mr. Tom Lu, CEO, OPPO India

The device sports Adreno 405 GPU, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage space, but it lacks a microSD card slot. There’s a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and ‘VOOC Rapid Charging’ technology, which can charge the device up to 75% in just 30 minutes.

Built with first-grade steel and designed with a beautiful micro-arc frame to make the entire device smooth and strong, the R5 is manufactured to fit your hand like a glove.

The device is thinner than the Gionee Elife S5.1, but not as thin as the recently released Vivo X5 Max. The Apple iPhone 6 Plus had some issues due to its thin body and soft aluminium structure, resulting in frame bends under pressure in certain cases. In spite of being such a thin device, Oppo claims that the R5 is quite strong due to its first-grade steel and micro-arc frame.

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