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Oppo R3 announced as the world's thinnest LTE smartphone

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Oppo R3 announced as the world's thinnest LTE smartphone
Not long after unveiling the N1 mini and the R6007 (aka Find 7 mini), Oppo this week announced yet another new Android smartphone: the R3.

Measuring 142.3 x 70.4 x 6.3 mm, the R3 seem to be Oppo’s thinnest handset ever. In fact, Oppo is presenting it as the world’s thinnest LTE smartphone (though it appears to be supporting only China’s LTE frequencies).

The R3 isn’t a high-end device, but still manages to offer decent features: a 5-inch 720p IPS display, 8MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of expandable internal memory. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Oppo’s own ColorOS is on board. The new handset weighs 140 grams, and includes a 2,420 mAh battery.

Oppo will sell the R3 in China starting this week, for about $368 (2,290 CNY in local currency). The company didn’t say if it plans to release the smartphone (or variations of it) internationally. You can check out some live photos showing the R3 in the slideshow below: 

source: CNMO (translated)

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posted on 11 Jun 2014, 10:22 1

1. Jinto (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)

LTE needs battery

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 10:26 1

2. ancellim (Posts: 38; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)

1.6 S400 - Should have put in a 1.7 S600. Then can make it good mid range.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 10:30 6

3. blackberry_Boy (Posts: 213; Member since: 27 May 2014)

That looks like a iphone 5 from the back.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 10:49 8

4. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)

Imagine that. A smartphone that looks like another smartphone. Whoop-de-doo.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 22:28

18. gehrig (Posts: 368; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)

And the iPhone 4 from the side.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 10:54 1

5. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)

Please OEM we need a bigger battery, I couldn't care if it is a bit thicker at 9mm-10mm

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 11:50

9. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 261; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)

In this situation the combo of 720p, SD400 and 2420 mAh is very good for long battery life.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 11:15

6. gregoryyy3 (unregistered)

that looks like an iphone 5 and iphone 4s mixed with a note 3

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 11:42

8. fanboysrdumb (Posts: 44; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)

All of you complaining about how it looks like this and that just remember that your calls are because of Motorola and your SMS because of Nokia so stfu and move on. People need to get laid too much phone specs making you losers lose your manhood really pathetic

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 22:29 1

19. gehrig (Posts: 368; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)

Getting laid just makes people want to tweet #AfterSex selfies.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 11:58 3

10. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

Still 4.3???
No thanks...

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 12:21

11. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

LTE increases thickness, didnt know....

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 12:32 2

12. h27_Venom (Posts: 76; Member since: 16 May 2014)

c'mon oppo still 4.3 what were you thinking
it's 2014 for god's sake.Now even the entry level phones are rocking kitkat out of the box..!!!

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 12:46 2

13. brasstax (Posts: 392; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

This whole slim thing is getting ridiculous. Back in the days of good old nokia symbian phones.. I dont think they were all that difficult to handle. 5mm & 6mm is too thin. I mran, i wanna feel my phone in hand. Too thick is difficult to handle & so is too thin. And very thin phones tend to 'cut' into your palm, making it painful during a long phone call. And ahain, if it is too thin, i wont feel it in my palm & that can lead to an unscheduled contact between the phone & concrete pavement.

I cannot believe that manufacturers continue to have misplaced priorities. Most people will prefer a phone wirh a huge battery even if it is a bit chubby.. On the contrary, manufacturers dont think twice to skimp on battery life in order to slice of the last mm in thickness. I wonder who or what started this ridiculous trend of size zero phones.

Customers prefer functionality over form. Give me a bloatfree phone with good battery life, dual front facing speakets & i won't mind if it means a few extra mm in L*W*H

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 14:09 1

14. Bondurant (Posts: 573; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)

The camera bulges out. So not really 6.3mm.

The Huawei P7 is 139.8 x 68.8 x 6.5 mm without any camera bulge.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 14:55

15. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

This kind of thinness is seriously not a good thing. It makes it hard and uncomfortable to hold. Also makes the phone feel fragile...

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 16:46

16. khmer (Posts: 95; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

Sony Experia T3 is only 5.3mm thin.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 18:42

17. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)

The Sony Xperia T3 is 7mm thin.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 00:14

20. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

Camera arrangement somewhat resembles Galaxy Note 3? Especially since it protrudes..but still Chinese phones until they make it a good experiencing phone though

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