Oppo hast just introduce what it’s calling the world’s thinnest smartphone… and it’s kind of tough to argue with that claim.

The Oppo R5 measures just 4.85mm or about 0.19 inches thick.

oppo r5_00

The phone isn’t just thin… it’s also reasonably powerful. Oppo manage to pack some decent hardware between the screen and the back cover, including:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core ARMv8, 64-bit processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of storage
  • 13MP Sony Exmor IMX214 rear camera + 5MP front-facing camera
  • 2000mAh battery

The Oppo R5 has a 5.2 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel AMOLED display and runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Oppo’s Color OS 2.0 user interface.

It supports 5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS and works with GSM and LTE networks (in China, at least).

Oppo did have to make a few sacrifices to keep the phone super-thin. There’s no microSD card slot and there’s no headset jack: you’ll need to use a Bluetooth headset or a USB to audio adapter.

The Oppo R5 sells for 2999 yuan in China, which is a little under $500 US.

If there’s one thing Oppo’s teaser video makes clear though, it’s that the R5 probably won’t be the thinnest smartphone on the market forever.

via GizChina and Mobile Geeks

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10 replies on “Oppo R5 smartphone is just 0.19 inches thick”

  1. This is just idiotic. Loosing the headphone jack to make it one more mm thinner? What are the usecases, where a 6mm thin phone is too bulky, and you are ready to sacrifice the headphone jack?

  2. Ugh. Silkscreened buttons, in the wrong order. Between that, no headphone jack, and $500 for roughly budget specs, I’m unimpressed.

    1. While the button order isn’t the vanilla/nexus order, it is the same as on Samsung Devices and Oppo along Huawei and other Chinese Devicemakers try to rather emulate the company that is holding 2/3 marketshare of android devices shipped than to comply with what is merely a suggestion by the guys supplying the OS.

  3. Seriously, what is so good about phones so thin? They have to leave features out, batteries are small, they are harder to hold onto, they are more prone to damage (bendgate), etc. I don’t want to go back to the days of brick phones but a bit of thickness to it (see Moto G or Turbo) makes it much more comfortable to hold and you don’t have to leave stuff out. Spending that kind of money just so you can say you have the thinnest phone on the market (today) is just silly.

    1. It is “spec wars idiot consumers understand”.

      first it was all about “we have more cores than the others, more is better!”
      then people figured out they don’t need more than 4
      then it was “we have bigger screens than the others, bigger is better!”
      and now that phones become too big to comfortably hold and pocket…
      we get “we have thinner phones, thinner is better!”

      find any sort of metric someone with no technical knowledge can understand instantly and say your product is superior because it is either the highest or lowest number on the market, depending on what it is.

    2. Imagine the battery life you’d get out of a modern smartphone the size of an old Moto brick!

      I agree though. Battery life is more important than how thin a phone is.

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