Mobiles & Tablets

Oppo launches N3, R5 smartphones

R. Dinakaran Singapore | Updated on October 29, 2014 Published on October 29, 2014


The N3 is the world's first smartphone to feature an automated swivel camera.


The Oppo R5

The Oppo R5


OPPO on Wednesday launched the N3, the first smartphone ever to have a motorised swivel camera and R5, what it claims, is the world’s thinnest full high definition phone.


The 16 MP camera in the N3 can rotate 206 degrees - at the swipe of a button or through a remote. The camera is also capable of capturing vertical panoramas, without the users even having to move their hands. The swivel function takes care of the panning. The camera can take panoramic shots in both landscape and.

OPPO says the camera can even give a DSLR a run for its money. Apart from panorama, the camera supports features such as HD picture, Slow Shutter, Super Macro and Professional DSLR settings through plugins that can be installed in the OPPO’s Colour OS 2.0 based on Android 4.4.

The N3 comes with a 5.5 inch 1290x1080 screen with a pixel density of 403 ppi, Quad core 2.3 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM,32 GB ROM (with support for SD card), 3000 mAh battery and VOOC (Rapid Charge 2.0) mini charger.

The camera also comes with OPPO’s target-tracking focus shift function, that will enable users to take clear photos of moving targets.

The N3 is priced at $649.


OPPO says the R5 is the world’s thinnest full high definition phone. Measuring 4.85 mm in width, the R5 is the first smart phone to measure less than 5mm thick. The R5 comes with an octa-core Qualcomm MSM8939 processor, a 5.2-inch AMOLED screen with 1920x1080 resolution and a pixel density of 423 ppi, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera, a 2000 MAH battery and a VOOC (Rapid Charge 2.0) mini charger.

The R5 is the world’s first smartphone that uses phase-change material, “keeping it at a constant cool temperature whilst maintaining superior functionality.” The R5’s patented heat dissipation technology ‘Cool Element’ protects its octa-core CPU, in turn, prolonging the life of the phone, according to a press release.

With the PI 2.0 Plus Flash Shot technology, the R5 lets you take photos with a maximum focus time of 0.18 seconds and delivers 50MP high-definition picture clarity.

The R5 is priced at $499.

Both the devices are likely to be available in India by December end.

(The writer is in Singapore at the invitation of Oppo.)

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Published on October 29, 2014
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