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The OPPO R5 Is Here As The World’s Thinnest Smartphone

The OPPO R5 Is Here As The World’s Thinnest Smartphone

While making the annnouncement of their OPPO N3, the company had a surprise for us, the OPPO R5. This new device is notable for one reason in particular, it’s the thinnest smartphone in the world. Constructed with a metallic alloy this device comes in at 148.9 x 74.5 x 4.85mm. That last measurement is the important one. Just 4.85mm thick. That’s over a mm thinner than the already incredibly thin iPhone 6. That’s a pretty impressive feat if you ask me.

Aside from that impressive measurement, the R5 has some other interesting specs. Inside is a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Up top is a 5.2 inch full HD (1080p) display. For taking pictures we have a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Powering it all is a 2,000 mAh battery. While it’s impressive that OPPO was able cram a battery that size into a chassis this small, 2,000 mAh isn’t much by today’s standards. To help you get through the day, this phone comes with fast charging to get a charge when you need it quickly.

Unfortunately a phone this thin means that OPPO had to change things a bit. As mentioned, this included the smaller battery. Aside from that however a microSD card slot is not included, a down side for many users. The biggest trade-off this phone has however is the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead you have two options for listening to music. Bluetooth headphones or the included adapter. That adapter turns the microUSB port into a headphone jack. 

This phone will retail for $499 but a release date has not been announced yet.

Source: OPPO

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Ben Schoon

Ben is a tech geek who co-founded YourTechExplained in 2016. Constantly switching between devices that literally surround him, he can be found reviewing the latest smartphones around the web.