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OPPO R5 can now be pre-ordered in UK from Amazon

OPPO R5 was announced as the world’s slimmest smartphone back in October last year. It was launched in India for Rs 29,990 recently. If you are in UK, you can pre-order the SIM-free OPPO R5 on Amazon UK which will start shipping on February 20. It is available for £296.99



The OPPO R5 may not remain the slimmest device on the planet after the launch of Vivo X5Max, but still remains a super slim phone. If you are in UK and want to buy this phone, pre-order the SIM-free OPPO R5 on Amazon UK which will start shipping on February 20. It has been priced at £296.99 which also comes with a free OPPO powerbank.

OPPO has also recently launched the OPPO U3 and OPPO R1C in China.

OPPO R5 Specifications

The OPPO R5 features a 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD AMOLED display which has 423 PPI. The smartphone is powered by 1.5 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) processor with Adreno 405 GPU. It has 2 GB of RAM and comes with 16 GB of internal memory which cannot be expanded via microSD card. OPPO R5 runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat with the latest Color OS 2.0 custom skin on top of it. The phone is just 4.85 mm thick, which makes it slimmest smartphone in the world surpassing the Gionee S5.1, which was recently crowned as the slimmest smartphone in Guinness Book of World Records. The phone only weighs 155 grams.

OPPO R5 is also the world’s first smartphone that uses phase-change material, which keeps it at a constant cool temperature while maintaining superior functionality. The R5’s patented heat dissipation technology “Cool Element” protects its octa-core CPU, which in turn prolongs the life of the phone. Just 4.85 mm thickness comes at the cost of removal of 3.5 mm audio jack. You need to use the headset supplied in the box or use bluetooth headset.

The OPPO R5 houses a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash. It has a Sony IMX214 sensor with f2.0 aperture. With the latest PI 2.0 Flash Shot technology, the OPPO R5 will let you take shots with an imperceptible focus time. It has a maximum focus time of 0.18 seconds and also delivers 50-megapixel high-definition images. On the front, it comes with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for your selfies and video calling.

The OPPO R5 is built with first-grade steel and has been designed with a beautiful micro-arc frame to make the entire device smooth and strong. The OPPO R5 includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC and 4G LTE/3G as connectivity options. The R5 houses a 2,000 mAh Li-polymer battery under the hood which uses OPPO’s proprietary VOOC mini rapid charging system. With this technology, a 30 minute charge the smartphone to 75% of its capacity. The company has made the VOOC mini much smaller than previous generation which will be easier to carry.

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