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.
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.