Oppo R5 goes on pre order in India on New Year Day at INR 29,999


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Oppo will bring in the world’s second slimmest smartphone in India with launch of Oppo R5, which will be up for pre-orders on 1st January 2015. The phone will retail for INR 29,999 and exact availability is still unclear.

Oppo R5

Oppo R5 is world’s second slimmest smartphone with 4.85mm waistline, will go fight the competition from Vivo X5 Max which just measures 4.75mm and is retailing for same price in India and Gionee Elife S5.1 which is 5.1mm thick and is retailing for around INR 20,000.

Though R5 is slim it isn’t compromising on specification with 5.2-inch SuperAMOLED 1080p display, Snadrogon 615 Octa Core SoC, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It runs on Color OS 2.0 with Android Kitkat 4.4 as base.

The camera is no slouch with 13-megapixels camera from Sony which is IMX 214 sensor with f/2.0 aperture featured in all current flagships. Oppo has optimized camera to make it capable of capturing 50-megapixels pictures just like Find 7. The front camera is also 5-megapixels which has seen tremendous jump in quality due to selfie trend.

In terms of connectivity there is hardly anything missing as all options are present like LTE, HSPA+, 3G , Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS + GLONASS and microUSB 2.0. Oppo R5 can also shoot 4k videos and 1080p videos at 60fps. Though with such a power packed smartphone there are few niggles with 3,5mm jack missing and Oppo has included just a 2000mAh battery and the internal memory is just 16GB with no external card slot though the USB OTG support is present.

Tom Lu, CEO, Oppo India said during announcement “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”


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