Oppo has announced a new addition to its well-designed smartphone lineup in the form of the Mirror 5s. The name of the device comes from the mirror-like design on its back – Oppo says the back is built around a metal frame and won’t break as easily as one would expect. It doesn’t look like the rear panel is made out of glass though, so it’s likely the in-hand feel won’t be as premium as flagship smartphones.
In terms of hardware, the Mirror 5s features a 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, an 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, dual SIM slots, LTE connectivity, and a 2,420 mAh battery. The phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, with Oppo’s Color OS 2.1 user interface on top. The dimensions are unimpressive at 143.4 x 71.2 x 7.65 mm, and the Mirror 5s isn’t very lightweight at 160 grams.
Oppo hasn’t revealed details on the phone’s pricing or availability, and it’s possible the Mirror 5s will remain exclusive to China and a couple of other Asian markets. Except the design, there’s nothing to write home about with the Mirror 5s, though it’s likely to find an audience among those that are looking for an attractive looking mid-range Android device.