Oppo R3 announced as the world's thinnest LTE smartphone

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)



20. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 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

16. khmer

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Sony Experia T3 is only 5.3mm thin.

17. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

The Sony Xperia T3 is 7mm thin.

15. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 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...

14. Bondurant

Posts: 787; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

13. brasstax

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 16, 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

12. h27_Venom

Posts: 76; Member since: May 16, 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..!!!

11. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

LTE increases thickness, didnt know....

10. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Still 4.3??? No thanks...

8. fanboysrdumb

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 12, 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

19. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

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

6. gregoryyy3 unregistered

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

5. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

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

9. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

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

3. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

That looks like a iphone 5 from the back.

4. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

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

18. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

And the iPhone 4 from the side.

2. ancellim

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

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

1. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

LTE needs battery

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