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War of world’s slimmest smartphone: Oppo R5 beats iPhone 6

War of world’s slimmest smartphone: Oppo R5 beats iPhone 6

BEIJING: Every mobile phone company is claiming to build the world’s slimmest smartphone. However, China’s Oppo has won this war over American IT giant Apple, by releasing two millimeters R5 phone that is slimmer than iPhone 6.

The phone, which was unveiled at the end of October, is only available in a few select countries at the moment. It will eventually roll out to various markets around the world, including the United States, but China-based Oppo hasn’t made any announcements about that yet. It costs $450 unlocked, which is a bit cheaper than the iPhone 6 which starts at $500 without a carrier contract.

Here’s how it looks from the side. It’s incredibly thin, except for the camera which slightly just out.

Oppo R5 (1)

The back of the phone resembles the iPhone 5 and 5s with its white plastic antenna strips and silver aluminum finish.

Oppo R5 (4)

The Oppo R5 makes the iPhone 6 Plus look chunky. It’s noticeably slimmer.

Oppo R5 (2)

It’s almost as thin as magazine.

Oppo R5 (1)

It’s so slim it doesn’t even have a headphone jack. You need to plug your headphones in via the micro USB port on the bottom using the adapter that comes in the box.

Oppo R5 (2)