We thought it would be impossible for a phone to get thinner than the 5.1mm thick Gionee Elife S5.1 which has up till now held the title for the world’s thinnest smartphone. Well, that record has today been eclipsed by the Oppo R5, a new device the Chinese manufacturer announced today alongside its new flagship device, the Oppo N3, and measures just 4.85mm thick. We had an inkling that Oppo would be announcing an ultra thin device today in Singapore, but it never occured to us that it would actually be the thinnest smartphone in the world.
Predictably, due to the slim profile of the device, the specs are geared more towards the mid range. the Oppo R5 carries a 5.2-inch display, octocore 64-bit Snapdragon 615, 2GB RAM, 5MP front camera, 13MP rear camera and 2,000mAh battery. That’s definitely nothing to scoff at, but the ultra-thin design of the phone has lead to some key omissions. For instance, the Oppo R5 won’t have a 3.5mm audio output, relying on microUSB and Bluetooth for audio output. As expected from Oppo, the OS on the Oppo R5 will be Color OS 2.0, a modified version of Android 4.4. If anyone is interested, the Oppo R5 will become available globally in December and will set you back $499 and comes in silver, gold and grey.
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