Oppo launches its slimmest smartphone R5 in India, pre-orders start at Rs 29,990

Oppo has announced that it it is soon going to launch the R5 smartphone in India at a price range of Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000.

Oppo has launched the super-slim R5 at Rs 29,990. This puts it in direct competition with premium handsets such as the 16GB Motorola Moto X (2nd gen), the Nexus 5 and the LG G2.

Like all phones in the R series, the Oppo R5 is extremely thin. The R5 is the slimmest ever smartphone by Oppo, measuring just 4.85 mm in thickness. This also makes it the thinnest smartphone to be launched in India so far – taking the spotlight away from the Gionee Elife S5.1. It sports a hand-polished micro-Arc frame, which gives it an exquisite look and feel. The USP of the Oppo R5 is definitely its design. The hand polished aluminium solid build and classy finish, coupled with a sleek body is the “wow” factor of the device.

The R5 comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p Full HD AMOLED display, which takes the pixel density to as high as 423ppi. It is powered by a 64-bit, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and 2GB of RAM.

The R5 runs Color OS 2.0 that is based on Android 4.4 KitKat. Just like most Chinese brands, it is a customised version of Android with lots of themes. On the specs front, it packs in a 64-bit, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and 2GB of RAM.

The R5 also supports the VOOC rapid charging technology as the N3, which claims to charge your phone from zero to 75% in just thirty minutes. The Oppo R5 will also come in a gold version, called the Guided Edition, which might be priced higher.

To know more, read our first impressions of Oppo R5.

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