Oppo R5 becomes world’s slimmest smartphone but Vivo might dethrone it
Oppo R5 has now officially become the slimmest smartphone in the world measuring just 4.85mm in thickness and total weight of just 155 grams adds to its portfolio. The phone is made from 3D-welded aluminum alloy and is hand-polished for a very sleek finish. The smartphone has a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core (MSM8939) processor as its heart, 2GB RAM and Adreno 330 GPU to support heavy processing. The 5.2” AMOLED full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display is capable of showing 16 million colors.
The phone will run on Android 4.4-based Color OS 2.0 and to make the phone cool even while extensive use a special element made from liquid metal is used. For taking amazing photos and shooting videos Oppo R5 comes with a 13-megapixel Sony Exmor IMX214 BSI sensor front camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
Oppo R5 having a 2000 mAh Li-Polymer battery is slated to be released this December for a price tag of $499 in silver, gold and grey color options.
But, there is a twist to this world’s thinnest smartphone glory as this Chinese phone manufacturer could be dethroned from this tag by the Vivo smartphone from another Chinese manufacturer. Expected to be just 3.8mm thick, the Vivo phone might have a 64-bit Mediatek processor which is apparent from the teaser photos. As you can see the pictures show Vivo smartphone alongside iPhone 5S which is 7.6mm thick.
It would be interesting to see how Vivo managed to get a battery inside this phone which presumably will be quite respectable in power output. For now, Oppo R5 can enjoy the crown of being the phone that is slimmest in the world.