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Oppo's new R5s is still super-slim, but now with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage

OPPO has updated its strikingly slim R5 with a minor spec boost: 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage compliment last year's specs. $220, available on August 25th.

Published onAugust 24, 2015



When Chinese OEM Oppo unveiled the R5 last year, it turned more than a few heads, in no small part because of the super slim profile it packs- just 4.85mm thick! The device also received a relatively good review when we examined it under the proverbial microscope early last December. In said breakdown, we felt the R5 was a great phone overall, but was hurt by poor battery life, a sub-par camera experience, and software bugs.

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OPPO is now preparing to release a follow-up to last year’s darling device, called fittingly, the R5s. The main changes consist of a bump in RAM from 2GB to 3GB, and a bump in storage from 16GB to 32GB. Everything else, it seems, remains unchanged. This includes the 5.2-inch Full HD AMOLED display, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, the 13-megapixel rear Sony camera sensor/5-megapixel front camera, and a 2,000mAh battery.

Rounding out the specs we have ColorOS 2.0 which is still based on Android 4.4 KitKat, Fast Charge technology, and 4G LTE support. The device will be available exclusively in a Grey color scheme, and retail for $220 when it lands on August 25th.

OPPO R5s 2

While the price of the device is quite nice, the potential shortcomings are seemingly of equal concern: Android 4.4 on the verge of the release of Android 6.0 is a bit of an issue, as is the fact that OPPO has not included a larger battery, nor has it done away with the USB headphone adapter requirement.

What are your thoughts on the potential of this product? Does OPPO have a success story in store or are the key pieces of the product a disappointment? Leave us a comment below!