Oppo unveils two new smartphones – the N3 with a motorized rear camera and the ultra-slim R5

Oppo N3

Oppo has just announced the follow up to the Oppo N1 in the form of the N3. And unsurprisingly, the highlight of the device still remains the camera. But unlike the N1 where the camera on the back was manually rotatable, the N3 does it on its own thanks to a dedicated motor installed on the device. The company has used a 16-megapixel Schneider Kreuznach sensor here which is a significant improvement over the 13-megapixel snapper from the predecessor.

Oppo has been mindful of the overall size too as the smartphone now packs a 5.5 inch display (1080p) down from the 5.9 inch panel seen on the N1. Other specs include a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (expandable), Android 4.4.2 KitKat and a 3,000 mAh battery. Oppo will price the device at $649 when it hits more than 20 countries by December.

Oppo R5


The Oppo R5 is a midrange packing a very slender exterior. The company claims that the device has a thickness of just 4.85mm, making it the thinnest smartphone going around. The handset comes with a 5.2 inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel camera, a 5-megapixel front facing shooter, a quad core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (no microSD slot), a 2,000 mAh battery and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The Oppo R5 will set you back by $499 and will see launch in multiple markets much like the N3.

Oppo R5 Side

Both smartphones are running the company’s Color OS 2.0 ROM based on Android 4.4, with no word on the Lollipop update yet. But considering Oppo’s history with updates, we won’t be holding our breath.

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