First images of OPPO Find 9 surface


The first alleged images of the forthcoming OPPO Find 9 have surfaced revealing some new features for OPPO’s successor to their OPPO Find 7 smartphone. One of the first things that has been spotted in the leaked images is the presence of a dual camera setup on the rear of the device. HTC started the trend of dual cameras and OPPO appears to be joining the movement.
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Images of an upcoming Oppo R series handset leak


The next handset from Oppo could belong to the company’s R series. Alleged images of an upcoming R series handset were posted online by GizmoChina, showing hardware that looks fairly similar to Sony’s Xperia range of handsets. The unannounced handset (seen above) is trimmed with metal while the front and back are black. The home, back, and multitasking buttons are not on-screen but rather placed below the display.

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Super thin OPPO R5 launches in India


Add another entry to list of smartphones that target the market of buyers who are interested in having the thinnest device they can find. Today in India, OPPO officially launched the OPPO R5 smartphone that measures only 4.85mm thick. The device was officially announced back in October in China, but this is the first market where the OPPO R5 can actually be purchased. OPPO does not do much in terms of laying claim to having the world’s thinnest smartphone, only calling it “Industry Leading,” but it would appear they have trumped yesterday’s announcement from Kazam.
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OnePlus, CyanogenMod partnership fractured in India


Late last week, OnePlus announced a surprising development in their partnership with CyanogenMod, Inc., supplier of one of the operating systems used on the OnePlus One smartphone. Just was OnePlus was preparing to release the device to the market in India on December 2nd, it was announced that CyanogenMod had inked a deal to be the exclusive provider of an operating system to Micromax for their new Yu line of phones, which will be a competitor for both OnePlus and Xiaomi, in the Indian market. The exclusive nature of CyanogenMod’s new partnership means OnePlus owners will not receive future updates to the operating system.
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The world’s thinnest smartphone is here, the Oppo R5


After announcing the N3, Oppo had something else up their sleeve. The Oppo R5 is not only their first 64-bit smartphone, but it’s also the world’s thinnest phone. Coming in at 4.85 mm, you won’t find anything close.

The frame is made of hand polished reinforced industrial grade aluminum alloy micro-arc. I have no idea what the hell that is, but it sounds cool.

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