Next week is actually looking fairly busy, with both Asus and Oppo launching new stuff out east. Oppo hasn’t exactly been coy about launching the N3, but it looks like the flagship has a little sidekick, and the rumour mill be spinning like crazy, yo.
Specifically, it’s suggested that the second phone will be the new “world’s thinnest”, at an outrageously slim 4mm. Someone get this guy a burger, stat.
Oppo is doing yet more teasing ahead of its October 29 launch event, and the latest image shows a pair of phones behind a red curtain.
One of those is clearly the Oppo N3, as evidenced by its rotating camera. Last we scribbled, it looked like the camera might have some sort of mechanical rotation type mechanism.
For context, the current world’s thinnest smartphone is the Gionee ELIFE 5.1. It comes in at 5.1mm, which is already stupidly thin.
If this mysterious Oppo phone – perhaps the N3 mini – is indeed 4mm thin, that’d leave 0.25mm either side of the 3.5mm headphone port. Insane.
Of course, 5.1mm to 4mm is a heck of a jump, and we’ve lost count of the number of Chinese-language rumours that’ve come to nothing (no offense, China), so don’t be surprised if this thing doesn’t materialise next week.
One thing’s for sure, however, Oppo has two new phones up its sleeve, and they’ll become a reality on Wednesday next week. Our interest be piqued.