Oppo has today announced that it will be launching the Oppo R5 in India this month, which is in line with previous reports. The company also announced that the device will be priced between the Rs 25,000 – Rs 30,000 bracket. Also Read - MIUI 13 reportedly delayed due to need for further optimisations: Here's what we knowAlso Read - How to download Instagram videos on Android, iOS, PC
The Oppo R5 was announced in October boasting a thickness of only 4.85mm. It took the crown away from the Gionee Elife S5.1, which went on sale earlier this month, and became the world’s slimmest smartphone. However, just two days ago Chinese smartphone company Vivo announced the X5 Max which is just 4.75mm thin, dethroning Oppo R5. The X5 Max is set to launch in India on December 15. Also Read - This Android smartphone comes with a massive 13,200mAh battery
As far as the specifications go, the Oppo R5 flaunts a 5.2-inch full HD AMOLED display, and is powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. It also features a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front facing camera, 2,000mAh battery, and connectivity options like LTE, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Just like the flagship device, the battery on the R5 too supports VOOC rapid charging technology. On the software front, it runs on Color OS 2.0, which is based on Android KitKat.
As for the design, Oppo has included a metallic casing with ceramic finishing. With such thinness, phones tend to heat up, and to avoid that Oppo has included a Cool Element tech which uses liquid metal-like material to cool down the phone. But to attain the R5 s thinness, Oppo had to leave out the 3.5mm audio jack. Instead it bundles a pair of headphones that connect to the phone s micro-USB port.