+ Monday August 26th, 2019

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Oppo has announced two new smartphones at an event in Singapore this evening. As expected, they’ve announced the Oppo N3 with its rotating camera module and fingerprint sensor, but as a bonus they also showed off the R5, an ultra-thin phone rocking a 64-bit Octa-core processor.

Oppo N3

The N3 is the successor to the N1 but Oppo has improved on the camera technology, bumping it up to a 16MP 1/2.3 Omnivision sensor which is motorised and will ‘Automate your panorama shots and track subjects automatically with the rotating camera’.

Also on offer is a fingerprint sensor on the rear of the phone they’re calling ‘Touch Access’. Touch Access will double as a fingerprint security measure, as well as offering the option to scroll up and down from the rear. The fingerprint sensor will also allow you to protect those err ‘Sensitive’ pics you don’t want people to see.

Full Specs:

  • 5.5″ Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) TFT Display with Gorilla Glass 3 @ 403 PPI
  • 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad-Core (MSM8974AA) with Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB Storage with microSD Card Slot(up to 128GB)
  • 16-megapixel Motorised Rotating camera with Dual-mode LED offering 4K video @ 30 fps
  • Fingerprint Security with Touch Access
  • Radios:
    • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
    • WCDMA: 850/900/1700/1900/2100
    • FDD-LTE: B1/3/4/7/8/17/20/28-a/28-b
    • TD-LTE: B40
  • 5G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/a/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC
  • Notable Accessories: O-Click 2.0 Bluetooth Shutter control and VOOC mini Rapid Charger
  • ColorOS 2.0, based on Android 4.4
  • 3,000mAh Li-Po battery with VOOC Rapid Charge
  • 161.2 × 77 × 8.7 mm @ 192 g

Oppo R5

The surprise for the night was the Oppo R5, the latest in a series of phones that we haven’t seen in the recent launch of Oppo phones in Australia.

The R5 offers a razor thin 4.85mm profile and incorporates a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor.

The R5 has a micro-arc frame, with what they call the ‘warmth of crafted care’. It features paint composed of a special resin which is mixed with over 20 materials to produce what Oppo says is ‘unrivaled elegance’ and each and every handset that comes off the factory line is hand polished.

Hand Polished - R5

The R5 also comes with the VOOC Rapid Charge that has been shown off recently in the Find devices, and has also made its way to the N3. A VOOC mini Rapid Charger is included in the box.

Full Oppo R5 Specs:

  • 5.2″ Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) @ 423 PPI
  • 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core (MSM8939) with Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Storage
  • 13-Megapixel Sony Exmor IMX214 BSI sensor rear camera with 5MP Front facing camera which includes an 83° Wide angle lens. Both sensors have a f/2.0 aperture and the rear camera supports 4K video @ 30 fps
  • Radios:
    • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
    • WCDMA: 850/900/1700/1900/2100
    • FDD-LTE: B1/3/4/7/8/17/20/28-a/28-b
    • TD-LTE: B40
  • 5G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/a/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • ColorOS 2.0, based on Android 4.4
  • 2,000mAh Li-Po battery with VOOC Rapid Charge
  • 148.9 × 74.5 × 4.85 mm @ 155 g

The Oppo N3 has been priced at US$649 while the Oppo R5 will cost US$499. No Australian availability or pricing has yet been supplied by Oppo Australia.

Update: Oppo Australia have given us this statement on pricing and availability in Australia :

Both phones will be available in Australia in early 2015 with the pricing yet to be announced.

Are you interested in Oppo’s new N3 or R5? Tell us in the comments!

Source: Oppo N3, and Oppo R5.

Daniel Tyson  


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I hate the name oppo

Brinly Taylor
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oppo n3 is very meh to me.

oppo r5 looks cool for a platform for hacking around (snapdragon 615 + oppo) although not sure if i want to use as a daily driver cause size + low battery mah

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