Oppo reveals super-thin R3 Android

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A couple weeks back we saw Oppo announce its N1 Mini, the not-so-mini “mini” smartphone that had been popping up in leaks earlier in May. Even with this guy already official, Oppo put together a little showcase event in China earlier this week, and while the N1 Mini made a reappearance, it also showed up alongside a newcomer, the just-launched Oppo R3.

The R3 is quite similar to the N1 Mini in a few key respects, the most notable being that it keeps the five-inch 720p display, and appears to run the same Snapdragon 400 SoC. There’s no fancy rotating camera this time around, with the R3 getting a pair of static image sensors: an 8MP main camera and 5MP front-facer. The R3 finds itself equipped with 8GB internal storage (expandable), 1GB RAM, and a 2420mAh battery.

OK, so it’s a decent enough -if not a tad underpowered- Android; but aren’t such models a dime a dozen? Perhaps, but the R3 has one ace up its sleeve: an impressively slim 6.3mm-thick frame.

That may not be the thinnest-thinnest phone around, but Oppo calls it the thinnest LTE-capable model, and that sounds believable enough; maybe some of the R3’s competition comes close, but in this lower-6mm space, we’re already pushing the limits of what anyone can get away with. And really, considering the narrow build, the phone’s not-at-all-trimmed-down-sounding battery capacity is pretty refreshing.

The Oppo R3 will go up for sale later this month in China for what works out to about $370.

Source: Oppo
Via: GforGames

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