Modern technology gives us many things.

Oppo takes on the big brands with new smartphones


opposingapore2Oppo has thrown down the gauntlet to the big players with the release of two high-end smartphones, just months after entering the Australian market.

In a launch event in Singapore, the Chinese company better known for its top shelf Blu-ray Disc players, has issued a challenge to the major manufacturers with the new N3 and R5 smartphones.

The N3 has a rotating 16-megapixel camera that allows users to snap their regular pictures and selfies through the same lens.

But unlike the N1 Mini – currently available in Australia – the camera module is motorised and can be rotated with an on-screen command.

The N3 can rotate automatically up to 206 degrees which is ideal to capture amazing panorama shots and extravagant selfies.

The Oppo R5 smartphone is just 4.85mm thick

Also on board is a 5.5-inch screen with a 2.5Ghz quad core processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB of built-in storage.

The R5 has claimed the title as the world’s thinnest smartphone that’s a toothpick thin 4.85mm thick and weighing at a featherweight 155g.

Although the camera lens does extend slightly wider than the device’s slender chassis.

The R5, aimed to played at the top end of the market, has a 5.2-inch full high definition AMOLED display and a 2.15Ghz octa-core processor with 16GB of onboard storage.

Pricing has yet to be revealed for the new products which won’t be available Australia until early 2015.

Related Stories

Oppo N1 Mini review – the Android smartphone with a swivel camera

Chinese tech brand Oppo launches new smartphones in Australia