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Oppo N3 and Oppo R5, The World’s Thinnest Smartphone, Unveiled

by Jacob Kleinman | October 29, 2014October 29, 2014 10:00 am PST

As expected, the Oppo N3 made its official debut earlier today, but the Chinese phone-maker had more one thing to show the world. Oppo also revealed the Oppo R5, which is dubbed “the world’s thinnest smartphone” measuring just 4.85mm thick.

The Oppo N3 offers an upgraded version of the rotating camera on the  N1, including a 16-megapixel sensor up from the 13-megapixel sensor on last year’s model. It also packs a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 quad-core chip clocked at 2.5GHz, a 3000mAh battery, 32GB of storage with microSD support up to 128GB, and a fingerprint reader on the rear panel. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Oppo’s own ColorOS 2.0 on top. The company is even including a one-button keychain remote in the box, allowing you to snap photos and play music on your phone from a distance.

Next up is the Oppo R5 which is again being billed as the world’s thinnest smartphone, though it offers relatively mid-range specs and a tiny battery. It comes equipped with a 5.2-inch 1080p display that promises 180 degree viewing angels, a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, a 2000mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It runs Android 4.4 with ColorOS 2.0 on top and comes in silver or gold. Overall it looks pretty similar to the iPhone 5s design with its round corners, 90 degree edges and aluminum frame.

The Oppo R5 will cost $499, though the company hasn’t said exactly when it will be available. Meanwhile, the Oppo N3 is set to launch this December starting at $649.

Oppo (N3) Oppo (R5)

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...