Yesterday, Oppo announced the much teased phablet Oppo N3. N3 is the successor of the N1 smartphone from Oppo which was the first smartphone to feature a Rotary camera. N3’s rotating camera module on the top has seen improvements from the one found on the N1. It can now rotate on its own – Oppo calls it Motorized Camera. The camera module rotates 206 degrees and can be rotated using the touchscreen or automatically. The camera uses a 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor with a 16MP resolution, Schneider Electric optics, f/2.2 aperture, UHD video capture at 24 fps and Ultra image 2.0 suite. The camera also has a dual-mode LED flash.
Oppo N3 has an industrial grade aluminum build, fingerprint scanner on the back, which it can use to unlock the phone, encrypt images and as a trackpad. The fingerprint scanner is more than just a pad to run your finger through. It acts as a button and trackpad as well – you can press it up or down and you can also control the camera and scroll through webpages with it.
There’s a Snapdragon 801 chipset with 2GB of RAM and the Adreno 330. The processor is a quad-core unit with each core running at 2.3GHz. The storage is 32GB but you expand it up to 128GB via the microSD card slot. The dimensions of N3 are 161.2 x 77 x 9.9 mm and its weights 192g.
The Oppo N3 relies on a 3,000mAh battery to power the N3 and has added support for VOOC rapid charging. The N3 can go from zero charge to 75% in just 30 minutes of plug-in time and promises to go 2 hours of calling after just 5 minutes on A/C.
The Oppo N3 is also dual-SIM with one microSIM and one nanoSIM both capable of stand-by at the same time. Interestingly the microSD card goes in the microSIM slot so you either have dual-SIM or expandable storage.
The Oppo R5 was the second smartphone to debut yesterday. Oppo pitched it as the world’s slimmest smartphone with only 4.9mm thickness. Oppo R5 is made out of hand-polished aluminum alloy and it packs special liquid-metal phase-shifting cooling elements inside taking the heat off the chips.
R5 has a 5.2″ AMOLED display. In the Camera department, Oppo seems to have put a lot of effort into the firmware behind the 13MP Sony camera, so it delivers fast focus, Ultra HD 50 MP option, refocus mode, improved low-light scenes with slow-shutter snaps, among other. 4K videos and [email protected] ones are available. Plus you get a 5MP front camera for some great selfies.
R5 packs a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 chipset with an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor (4 cores running at 1.5GHz and the other 4 at 1GHz) and a new generation Adreno 405 graphics accelerator.
The dimensions of the R5 are 148.9 x 74.5 x 4.9 mm and it weights 152g.
Oppo has packed a dismal 2,000 mAh battery inside the thin body. The battery supports rapid charging and will charge up to 75% for just 30 minutes once hooked up on the new smaller Oppo rapid charger bundled in the package.
There is another sacrifice that the sub-5mm waistline dictated – there is no 3.5mm audio jack on the Oppo R5. Oppo provides a standard 3.5mm headphones within the retail box plus a special USB-to-3.5mm adapter in order to use those.