Today was the day for Oppo pulling back the fancy red curtain on its latest wares, and as promised late last week, we’re looking at not one but two new smartphones.
They are the Oppo N3 (left), notable for having a motorised front/rear camera, and the Oppo R5 (right), which dethrones the Gionee ELIFE 5.1 to become the latest “world’s thinnest smartphone”.
While the Oppo N1 introduced the concept of one camera functioning as both front and rear snapper via the magic of rotation, the Oppo N3 goes one step further with motorised rotation.
It’s a 16MP camera this time out, a step up from the Oppo N1’s 13MP, and fancy Oppo N3 camera features include ultra-macro mode, slow shutter, and the option to shoot RAW pics – unprocessed and straight from the camera’s sensor.
Further Oppo N3 specs include a 5.5in 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM. Not quite top-of-the-range as far as the latest crop of smartphones goes, but we’re sure it’ll be more than capable.
There’s also 32GB internal storage, and a rear fingerprint scanner, because, y’know, gotta have that fingerprint scanner in 2014.
As for the Oppo R5, again, it’s the new world’s thinnest smartphone, but not quite the rumoured 4mm thin. To be fair, that would’ve been completely ludicrous (imagine the 3.5mm headphone port). Instead, it measures a far more sensible 4.85mm.
Oppo R5 specs include a 5.2in 1080p display, 8-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 13MP rear camera, and 2,000mAh battery.
Of course, Oppo is one of the few Chinese manufacturers to make any tangible progress in the west. Presumably we’ll see these new phones pop up on Oppo Style Europe in due course.
In terms of price, the Oppo N3 will set you back $649 (roughly £400), while the Oppo R5 comes in at $499 (around £310).