Oppo, famous in the smartphone markets with its Find series smartphones which are available in the international market at a competitive price, has announced a budget Android smartphone- the Oppo Neo 5. To be available from next week starting Malaysia, it features strict mid-end specs, and will have a customized android version running in it.
It features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels) IPS LCD display, which has a pixel density of 218 ppi. The handset sports a sleek profile with dimensions 132 x 65.8 x 9.2 mm and weighs 132.5 grams. The phone will have 4 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded via a microSD card upto 32 GB. It has 1 GB RAM, and for the processing power, there will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset compiled with a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU. For the photography and videography options, this smartphone will have a 5 MP primary camera with BSI CMOS sensor, f/2.4 aperture LED Flash, and a 2 MP secondary camera for video calls and selfies. The juice will be provided by a Li-Ion 1900 mAh battery, which is pretty decent given the specs of the phone. For the connectivity options, there will be 3G support, microUSB v2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and NFC. The phone comes with screen-off gestures, Wi-Fi display and support for Flash playback. It will run on Android 4.3 JellyBean operating system with the company’s ColorOS UI on top. The phone will be available only in Black colour.
The specs given for the Oppo Neo 5 seems to be attractive for the budget smartphone lovers, but it is not sure if Oppo will release it worldwide. As for Malasiya, it is priced $190 (RM598) which is OK, but not so competitive, since there are many smartphones which are offering better specs in a lower price bracket. The OS in this device is also quite older, since most new devices released have 4.4 KitKat pre-installed in them. So, let’s see this budget phone keeps the popularity that Oppo gained with its Find series phones.