Oppo launches R5, its slimmest smartphone at Rs 29,990

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China headquartered smart devices maker Oppo has launched R5, one of the slimmest smartphones at the moment, at Rs 29,990.

The smartphone that measures 4.85mm in thickness, will be available for pre-booking starting January 1, 2015 onwards. The phone was launched in late-October at $499.

Powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa core 64bit processor, Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB RAM, the phone sports a 5.2-inch full-HD AMOLED display. It comes with 16GB internal storage but doesn’t feature a microSD card slot.

The phone sports a 13MP rear camera with Sony Exmor IMX214 BSI sensor and a 5MP front facing camera with 83degree wide angle lens. It runs Color OS 2.0, based on Android 4.4 and has a 2000mAh battery. The phone feature Oppo’s VOOC charging technology to get a 75% charge in 30 minutes.

In terms of connectivity options, the phone features 4G LTE (including Indian 4G bands), 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.

Op R5 also doesn’t feature a 3.5mm audio jack but the company ships a USB-to-3.5mm audio adaptor with the phone.

Oppo claims that the phone’s micro-arc frame is made from higher-strength stainless steel instead of the commonly used aluminium alloy to create a more rugged and durable frame.

The R5 was the world’s slimmest smartphone prior to Vivo’s unveiling of the X5Max, a smartphone that measures just 4.75mm in thickness.

Commenting on the launch, Tom Lu, CEO, Oppo India said, “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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