Lithium build for Oppo N3 sounds like nirvana for phone buyers
posted by Alan F. / Sep 24, 2014, 10:09 AM
The world's lightest element is lithium (Li). According to one description of it, Lithium is "highly reactive and flammable" which doesn't really make it sound like the best stuff to make a phone out of. And in response to one Weibo poster's comment stating that Oppo would never make a phone out of Lithium, the manufacturer retorts, "don't be so sure of it".
To get around the least desirable properties of lithium, Oppo could be using an alloy for the N3. After all, the last thing smartphone buyers want is a phone that can bend in their front pocket. To be sure, a phone made with the material is sure to be light, something that might please a number of power users who feel like they are lifting weights every time they make or take a call.
Thanks for the tip!
source: Oppo via GforGames
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what is n3 specs ?
posted on Sep 24, 2014, 10:12 AM 0
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They haven't been leaked yet, but probably 5.9 inch, ultra-sensitive, 2K, IPS screen, Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM, Rotating 16MP camera, 3500+ mAH battery, no official IPxx, no stereo speakers, thin sides but thick top and bottom bezels.
posted on Sep 24, 2014, 4:01 PM 1
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Most ridiculous rumor ever. In the picture, the phone shaped device has Al (aluminum) on it. They are referring to lightweight aluminum alloys, not Lithium. jeez. PA digging for clickbait again.
posted on Sep 24, 2014, 10:15 AM 5
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I don't care for super lightweight. I want some BULK to my device so I'm not afraid I might break it! Battery life is the #1 thing for me, which is why I switched to a Mate2 about 2 months ago. 2-3 days on one charge is NICE! My old note1 wouldn't make it through 1/2 day of use even with a new battery! It was on and off the charger so much, I had to replace the usb port 3 times in almost 28 months of use!
posted on Sep 24, 2014, 11:06 AM 0
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Aluminum-Lithium alloys would make sense. They aren't new, the last version of the Space Shuttle's external tank used them. Currently, Alcoa is pushing them and Boeing and Airbus are planning planes around them. Not only are they lighter than aluminum but they are stromger and resist deformation when put in a pocket. The downside is they are more expensive which does cut into iProfits.
posted on Sep 24, 2014, 5:32 PM 0
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