Oppo R5 - world thinnest phone

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Oppo R5 - world thinnest phone

Thin is in, and the previous title holder the Kazam Tornado 348 has been trumped by the very thin Otto R5. Today, Oppo has unveiled two new smartphones, the Oppo N3 and the R5.

The R5 is the successor to the Oppo R3, which was the thinnest 4G smartphone of its time at 6.3mm. Now Oppo has done it again taking the world record for the world’s thinnest smartphone with the R5, coming in at a very thin 4.85mm thick. That's over 2mm thinner than the iPhone 6.

The Oppo R5 is a 5.2inch smartphone that boasts a full HD resolution (443 pixels per inch) on its AMOLED screen and weighs in at 155g.

The phone has a macro-arc frame made of alloy and amazingly holds a cooling element made by a phase-shifting material, that changes when heat is generated in order to cool the phone.

The 13 mega pixels camera on the back on the phone does fall short compared to the N3 but still has a higher spec than some of the market. The front camera is only 5 mega pixels.

However, despite the pretty standard camera the insides seem to be pretty impressive. It has got 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 2.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, and a 2000mAh Li-Po battery with Oppo’s Rapid Charge technology. The unit will run on Android 4.4 with Oppo’s Color OS 2.0 and is LTE compatible too.

The smartphone specification looks very good on paper but we will have to wait and see the hands on reviews to know how good it is for sure.

The R5 is priced at $499, which is expected to be around £310 when released in the UK but no dates have been confirmed yet. 

Troy Stanley