The limited edition model will be available to pre-book starting Friday in India. The company touts that there are only 10,000 units of the Oppo R5 Gilded Limited Edition smartphones available globally. The highlight of the Oppo R5 Gilded Limited Edition is its gold frame.
The company in a press statement claims that the limited edition Oppo R5 will be available in India via pre-bookings only. Unfortunately, the company has not revealed the number of units available for the Indian market.
Commenting on the launch, Tom Lu, CEO, Oppo India, "This phone has been developed with the end user in mind. We used cutting edge manufacturing techniques to create a phone that fits perfectly into the users' hands, and that feels incredible. The gold frame has been forged nine times and then finished by hand to give a perfect sheen and feel. It has a quality that is not available anywhere else in the industry. The R5, like the rest of the R series delivers a truly stylish, exquisite and distinctive design and will continue to delight our customers with its innovative yet practical functions."
The Oppo R5 Gilded Limited Edition comes with identical specifications as the original. With a thickness of a mere 4.85mm, the Oppo R5 is one of the 'slimmest smartphones' currently available in India.
The R5 sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) AMOLED display that offers a pixel density of 423ppi. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) processor (2.1GHz quad-core + 1.5GHz quad-core) alongside with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 405. The R5 features a 13-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX214 sensor; f/2.0 aperture, and a LED flash. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera also onboard. Running the company's proprietary ColorOS 2.0.1 (based on Android 4.4 KitKat), it supports a single Micro-SIM and comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage which is non-expandable.