4.85mm thin OPPO R5 launched in India for 29,990 INR

After the Gionee Elife S5.1 and the Vivo X5 Max, the Indian market today sees the launch of another phone which was at one point in time, the thinnest phone in the world — the OPPO R5.

The R5 was announced earlier this year in China. It comes with a 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080p full HD AMOLED display, and a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC. Since there’s only so much space within the super slender frame, the R5 isn’t really a flagship with regards to specifications. It has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage, which as you would expect is non-expandable.

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. – Tom Lu, CEO, OPPO India

It comes with a standard set of 13 mega-pixel / 5 mega-pixel sensors on the rear and front, but OPPO claim a staggering 0.18 second focus duration which certainly does seem impressive, at least on paper. Lastly, it also has a 2,000mAh battery which again is non-removable in nature. It is clear that the R5 is aimed at the fashionista than the geek.

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There’s a couple of valuable additions in the armory of the device though. Since its as slim as it is, there’s a high risk of overheating. To counter that, OPPO ship the R5 with what they call phase-changing material, which apparently helps in distributing heat. There’s also the trademark VOOC charging technology embedded, which means you’ll be able to take the phone from 0% to 75% charge in just 30min. VOOC first appeared on the OPPO Find 7, and has since been a favourite of ours.

The phone will be available for pre-order starting January 1st onward, for 29,990 INR (US$470).

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