That sort of benchmark is likely to raise some eyebrows, and we’re not surprised, because the recently announced Oppo R5 totally deserves it, packing some decent specs into a 4.85mm body.
The handset will take advantage of a 5.5 inch Full HD display displaying 423 pixels per inch, higher than the iPhone 6’s Retina display, and with a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 615 processor running alongside 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.
There won’t be any upgradeable memory — Oppo had to cut some things out to get the handset this small — but there will be a 13 megapixel rear camera made by Sony and a 5 megapixel front-facing camera, with 4K UHD video capture possible from that rear camera.
4G LTE will also be included, as will a 2000mAh battery, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and a version of Android 4.4 “KitKat” called ColorOS, which is basically a newer version of what we saw with the Oppo N1 Mini.
What the R5 will lack, however, is a 3.5mm headset jack, meaning you can’t plug headphones in, at least not in the traditional sense.
Instead, you’ll want to use either Bluetooth headphones or rely on a microUSB to 3.5mm headset converter, as that’s the only way you’ll be able to get headphones plugged into this handset.
Besides the camera, you’ll find 32GB storage and 2GB RAM operating on a Snapdragon quad-core 801 processor, more Android via ColorOS, and a touch system that can lock images up, basically providing a sense of security for sensitive images.
“The N3 and R5 were built and designed with our users in mind,” said Oppo’s Sky Li General Manager.
“We took what our users love about our previous devices and made them even better.”
Pricing for the Oppo N3 and R5 smartphones have yet to be announced for Australia, but both will arrive early next year, so look for them then.