tbreak.ae http://tbreak.ae tech'ing the Middle East Sat, 01 Nov 2014 09:08:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 The iPhone 5s becomes the most popular mobile in the UAE http://tbreak.ae/iphone-5s-becomes-popular-mobile-uae/ http://tbreak.ae/iphone-5s-becomes-popular-mobile-uae/#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 09:07:15 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=28353 The TRA has revealed statistics from the second quarter of 2014 on the UAE’s most popular mobile phones. According to the report, during the period between 1 April 2013 and 30 June 2014, 57% of handsets registered on the UAE’s networks were Smartphones, a figure that increased by 5% in the second quarter of 2014 alone. In terms […]

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The TRA has revealed statistics from the second quarter of 2014 on the UAE’s most popular mobile phones. According to the report, during the period between 1 April 2013 and 30 June 2014, 57% of handsets registered on the UAE’s networks were Smartphones, a figure that increased by 5% in the second quarter of 2014 alone.

In terms of Smartphone models, the iPhone 5s was the most commonly used Smartphone in the UAE comprising 3.5% of total handsets registered on UAE networks, a figure that increased by 22% during Q2 2014. The report illustrates that the iPhone 5 was the second most popular Smartphone with 2.6% of the market share. The third most commonly used Smartphone was the Samsung S III (2.6%), followed by iPhone 4S (1.9%) and Samsung S4 LTE (1.8%)

The iPhone 5s recorded the highest increase in market share during the second quarter of 2014, replacing the iPhone 5 as the most popular smartphone and replacing the Nokia 101/1010 as being the most commonly used handset in the UAE. The market shares of the Galaxy S Duos, Samsung S4 LTE, Samsung S5 LTE and Samsung Note 3 increased whereas the iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, and BlackBerry Bold 9900 fell.

The report indicates that 46% of all handsets registered on UAE networks were manufactured by Nokia, although this figure has been declining over time. This figure decreased by 4% in Q2 2014.  This was followed by Samsung (22.5%), Apple (10%), BlackBerry (6.8%), LG (0.9%), and HTC (0.9%). Unlike Nokia and Blackberry, Samsung and Apple recorded increases in their market shares in Q2 2014.

The report also provides information on the most popular mobile operating systems used in the UAE.  The use of Symbian is declining over time and the Android was the most commonly used operating system in the UAE as of Q2-2014.  The market share of iOS is increasing while RIMs (the operating system for Blackberry) is decreasing.

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HP announces the Sprout PC that will redefine the creativity in you http://tbreak.ae/hp-announces-sprout-pc-will-redefine-creativity/ http://tbreak.ae/hp-announces-sprout-pc-will-redefine-creativity/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:40:30 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=28278 HP’s latest all-in-one Windows PC called the Sprout isn’t just your daily PC. It also comes with a secondary multi-touch panel in place of the keyboard and mouse, a projector that lights up a secondary display atop the touch panel itself, along with a trio of 3D scanners. The audience is definitely the creative group […]

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HP’s latest all-in-one Windows PC called the Sprout isn’t just your daily PC. It also comes with a secondary multi-touch panel in place of the keyboard and mouse, a projector that lights up a secondary display atop the touch panel itself, along with a trio of 3D scanners. The audience is definitely the creative group of people such as artists, photographers and all sorts of designers, but HP wants the normal consumers to use it as well.

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Users can use the secondary touchpad to flick through pictures, or pinch and zoom through webpages or images. One can place any item on the pad, get scanned by the 3D scanners and create an almost exact digital replica in the PC which can get resized or even rotate it by using the pad itself. You can even scan printed books, crop the text and add modifications and graphics for your projects, all by the touchpad, not by any mouse or keyboard. Sounds promising. Onscreen keyboards will be visible on the pad by the projector, thanks to the Windows 8.1 touch interaction.

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Naturally, HP uses its own set of apps for all these features. Moving on, the main screen is a 23-inch 1080p display and the touchpad are at 20-inches in size, along with the projector called the HP Illuminator firing a 1024 x 768 resolution display atop the pad. The 3D scanners depend on Intel’s Real Sense technology and use a trio of depth-sensing 14MP cameras to snap the same object, and generate a 3D image.

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HP has made sure the Sprout packs top-notch hardware. The processor is Intel’s i7-4790S, along with 8GB DDR3 RAM and NVIDIA’s GT745A GPU with 2GB GDDR3 RAM. The storage included is a 1TB solid state hybrid with 8GB solid state cache. Other features include MIMO WiFi, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, a 3-in-1 card reader, DTS Surround tech, an LED desk lamp and a keyboard/optical mouse included too. If this new breed has won your heart, the HP Sprout will start at a hefty price of $1899 (6975 AED), but no word about Middle Eastern availability yet.

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Microsoft introduces the ‘Band’ smartwear http://tbreak.ae/microsoft-introduces-band-fitness-tracker/ http://tbreak.ae/microsoft-introduces-band-fitness-tracker/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:32:18 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=28290 Microsoft has officially unwrapped their new wearable called the Microsoft Band, a fitness tracker that comes with ten sensors onboard, and carries similar slick looking animations found in Windows Phone 8.1. As reported earlier, the Band will be fully compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 8.1. The Band app is already on all the official […]

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Microsoft has officially unwrapped their new wearable called the Microsoft Band, a fitness tracker that comes with ten sensors onboard, and carries similar slick looking animations found in Windows Phone 8.1. As reported earlier, the Band will be fully compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 8.1. The Band app is already on all the official app stores for the three platforms.

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Microsoft introduces a new cloud-based intelligence service called the Microsoft Health that will collect data from all your associated fitness tracking devices, and provides an insight of what have you done throughout the day. It will collect data from fitness related services such as RunKeeper, MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal, Golds Gym and Jawbone, and Microsoft Band is the first device to be powered by this cloud service. One can track their heart rates, the number of steps they walk, the calories burned, and the amount of time they slept and woke up.

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The Microsoft Band can learn your daily activity, and guide you for more improvements. The Band isn’t just your personal trainer on your wrist, it can alert you about new emails, calendar alerts, alarms, SMS messages, calls and notifications from your Facebook and Twitter. If you have a Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana is here to be your personal assistant right from your wrist. Do productive actions such as setting reminders, notes, traffic and weather updates and anything else you can imagine with Cortana.

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Moving on, the sensors armed onboard the band is the heart rate sensor, 3-axis accelerometer/gyro, built-in GPS, Ambient light sensor, skin temperature sensor, the UV sensor, a capacitive sensor, galvanic sensor and a microphone. Other features include a watch-only mode, a full color 1.4-inch TFT rectangular display that is even visible in sunlight, an all mute mode, reply to messages, custom notification settings, Bluetooth 4.0 as required to pair to your smartphone and personalization options. The little dual-100mAh batteries will last for 2 days, and can charge in just 1.5 hours. The usage of GPS can reduce the battery life.

The Band material is made out of thermal plastic and you will get an adjustable clasp to fit your wrist. Microsoft says the band will also be able to pay for your Starbucks coffee bill by just a scan from your wrist. If you want the beautiful Band from Microsoft, the price is set for only $200 (734 AED), but no word about the Middle Eastern availability yet. Suddenly there is a huge boom of smart wearables and a vast variety to select.

 

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Lenovo announces a 13-inch Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows 8.1 http://tbreak.ae/lenovo-announces-13-inch-yoga-tablet-2-windows-8-1/ http://tbreak.ae/lenovo-announces-13-inch-yoga-tablet-2-windows-8-1/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:29:20 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=28320 Lenovo isn’t done with its product announcements yet. The company has quietly revealed a 13-inch Yoga Tablet 2 that joins the Yoga Tablet 2 series of devices announced earlier this month in 8 and 10-inch models with similar guts, and with Windows and Android flavors. This time the new tablet is powered by Windows 8.1 OS. […]

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Lenovo isn’t done with its product announcements yet. The company has quietly revealed a 13-inch Yoga Tablet 2 that joins the Yoga Tablet 2 series of devices announced earlier this month in 8 and 10-inch models with similar guts, and with Windows and Android flavors. This time the new tablet is powered by Windows 8.1 OS.

The large tablet sports a 13.3-inch display with an impressive QHD resolution. Inside the tablet lies a quad core Intel Atom chip, along with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. You even get a slim and light Bluetooth AccuType keyboard that provides good typing comfort. Lenovo has packed a pair of JBL dual 1.5W speakers and a 5W subwoofer, along with Dobly Audio and Wolfson Master HiFi Audio technologies. The 13’ Yoga Tablet 2 is designed with a kickstand and 4 modes to use-Hold, Stand, Tilt or Hang.

Lenovo claims that the 13’Yoga Tablet 2 can achieve over 15 hours of video playback. The tablet is similar to the Android powered Lenovo Tablet 2 Pro sans the Pico Projector that was announced earlier this month as well.  The Windows powered 13’ Yoga Tablet 2 will cost about $699.99 (2571 AED).

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YouTube now supports 60FPS super fluid video playback http://tbreak.ae/youtube-now-supports-long-awaited-60fps-super-fluid-video-playback/ http://tbreak.ae/youtube-now-supports-long-awaited-60fps-super-fluid-video-playback/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:26:35 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=28296 Ahoy gamers! As planned by YouTube earlier this year, you can now upload and watch your gaming footage at 60FPS of smoothness. This was the much need update gamers were looking forward to, as their uploaded videos were usually downscaled, resulting in the loss of the real fluidity. The latest PC game footages uploaded by […]

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Ahoy gamers! As planned by YouTube earlier this year, you can now upload and watch your gaming footage at 60FPS of smoothness. This was the much need update gamers were looking forward to, as their uploaded videos were usually downscaled, resulting in the loss of the real fluidity. The latest PC game footages uploaded by individuals are now being uploaded at the highest settings.

Further, this update allows you to watch the game preview footages of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One games at its smoothest. At the moment, you can only experience this update if you play it on Google Chrome browser and set at 720p/1080p resolution settings. Hopefully, Google will expand this to other browsers as well. This update should compensate and answer for Google’s failed attempt to acquire Twitch as the leading portal for game streaming.

Recently, the chief of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki has confirmed that the upcoming YouTube music streaming service is almost ready for launch as well. Wokcicki claims that presently 50% of YouTube traffic comes from mobile devices. She appreciates that mobile phones are an important part of every user and business, and so is looking forward to initiate online streaming services.

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Google gives away a free digital copy of “Gravity” for Nexus 5 users http://tbreak.ae/google-gives-away-free-digital-copy-gravity-nexus-5-users/ http://tbreak.ae/google-gives-away-free-digital-copy-gravity-nexus-5-users/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:19:11 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=28229 Are you a Nexus 5 owner? If so, Google has rolled out a free copy of the 2013 thriller movie “Gravity” for all Nexus 5 customers. Just tap the Google Play Movies and TV app in your Nexus 5 and you will see the banner of Gravity, for free even in high definition. Several reports […]

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Are you a Nexus 5 owner? If so, Google has rolled out a free copy of the 2013 thriller movie “Gravity” for all Nexus 5 customers. Just tap the Google Play Movies and TV app in your Nexus 5 and you will see the banner of Gravity, for free even in high definition. Several reports from many Nexus 5 users across several geographical locations confirms the offer. Of course, you can always drag and drop a movie from your PC, but why would want to resist when you can download an original copy for free right?

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For hardcore rooted non-Nexus 5 Android users, you can fool the app into thinking you have a Nexus 5 by editing the build.prop file by the values mentioned here. For those who haven’t heard of Gravity, it’s a 2013 science fiction thriller starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as the leads. The plot goes as a NASA space mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope was aborted following a Russian missile strike on a disabled satellite. The destruction caused serious consequences for the mission, causing the astronauts to be stranded in middle orbit, and the struggle to return to Mother Earth. If you’re wondering about the imdb rating, its 8/10.

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HTC Previews Desire EYE, RE camera http://tbreak.ae/htc-previews-desire-eye-re-camera/ http://tbreak.ae/htc-previews-desire-eye-re-camera/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:14:32 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=28319 At a press event this week HTC showed off two of its newest offerings – the HTC Desire EYE and the new RE camera. The HTC Desire EYE features a 13MP front and rear camera with LED flash, as well as three dedicated microphones for clearer voice input. The Desire EYE also features the company’s […]

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At a press event this week HTC showed off two of its newest offerings – the HTC Desire EYE and the new RE camera. The HTC Desire EYE features a 13MP front and rear camera with LED flash, as well as three dedicated microphones for clearer voice input. The Desire EYE also features the company’s BoomSound technology, although this time around the speakers are hidden in a thin slit just under the display, making the speakers virtually invisible. The phone is also waterproof (up to 1m for 30 minutes) and features new software updates such as an enhanced Zoe app and much more from HTC.

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Also on display was the HC RE camera, which is a new handheld device capable of capturing photos and video. It features a high-resolution, 16MP CMOS sensor, full HD (1080p) video recording, 146 degree wide-angle lens and slow-motion and time lapse recording. The device can operate on its own or paired with a handset via Bluetooth to use as a viewfinder. Future updates will also allow the RE to stream live directly to YouTube, with the app being available both on iOS and Android.

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The HTC Desire EYE will be rolled out through mobile operators and major retailers across EMEA, Asia and the US from October. RE will be available in the US from late October and will then be rolled out to other regions. HTC EYE Experience features will roll out to the following models (full feature list to be confirmed at roll-out): HTC One (M7), HTC One (M8), HTC One E8, HTC One mini, HTC One mini 2, HTC One max, HTC Desire 816, HTC Desire 820 and HTC Butterfly 2 in the coming months.

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iRobot Roomba 880 Review http://tbreak.ae/irobot-roomba-880-review/ http://tbreak.ae/irobot-roomba-880-review/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:36:38 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=28312 Even if you don’t own one, you’ll probably be familiar with what the iRobot Roomba is. This pint-sized robotic vacuum cleaner has been sweeping up behind us for years, but more importantly people have discovered the joy of placing their pets on top of a Roomba and filming the ensuing hilarity. But jokes aside, I’ve […]

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Even if you don’t own one, you’ll probably be familiar with what the iRobot Roomba is. This pint-sized robotic vacuum cleaner has been sweeping up behind us for years, but more importantly people have discovered the joy of placing their pets on top of a Roomba and filming the ensuing hilarity. But jokes aside, I’ve been the proud owner of a Roomba 550 for the past four years now, and it’s a great way to keep my studio apartment clean on a daily basis. Recently iRobot released the first of their new 800 series of robotic vacuum cleaners, the Roomba 880. It’s a significant step up from the model I currently own, and boasts a slew of new features to make cleaning more efficient.

Build Quality & Design

The design of the Roomba 880 stays in line with most other models from the company, featuring a round plastic body, spinning side brushes, a removable dirt bin, and sensors to help it navigate around your house. On the top of the device is a large chrome ‘Clean’ button, which lets you turn on the Roomba 880 and send it around for cleaning. The ‘Dock’ button will send it back to its base station for charging, while the other buttons can be used to setup an unattended weekly cleaning schedule. From a design standpoint there’s little here that has changed, but it’s only until you flip the device over do you see what’s different.

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My current Roomba (left) vs the Roomba 880 (right)

One of the slight pains of my Roomba 550 is that it can get a bit fiddly to clean the dirt rollers. The bristles are fond of latching on to hair and other debris, so cleaning them thoroughly can take quite some time. But the Roomba 880 seeks to change that with a new set of bristle-free extractors that spin inwards to crush dirt and improve suction. The new ‘AeroForce’ cleaning system offers greater suction power than previous models, and also ensures that dirt and dust gets delivered straight into the machine’s bin.

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In the box you’ll get the Roomba 880, a remote control, docking station, and two Virtual Wall Lighthouses. These Lighthouses can be used to either block off an area or navigate the Roomba 880 through your house as it cleans. They run on batteries that usually last for a good couple of months, and are great for keeping the Roomba 880 confined to one area or avoiding delicate obstacles.

Features & Setup

Setting up the Roomba 880 is painfully easy – just unpack it and set it on its home base to charge up. Once it’s fully charged, you can just press the Clean button to start the cleaning cycle. Or if you want to clean just a small area, you can tap the ‘Spot’ button to thoroughly clean just a small area, after which the device automatically shuts down. On a regular cleaning cycle the Roomba 880 will navigate around and either follow along walls and straight edges or go back and forth over an area if it detects that it needs extra cleaning. It still gently bumps into obstacles and navigates around them, and as mentioned before you can set up a Virtual Wall for any areas you don’t want the Roomba 880 to wander into.

Performance

A typical cleaning cycle for my 600sq ft studio apartment takes my current Roomba 550 about 45 minutes to finish, and this is about the same time the Roomba 880 took. It was able to navigate around my furniture and go under the bed and sofa to clean without supervision. My studio is of course tiled, so grabbing up any dirt was not a problem for the Roomba 880. I’ve got a low-pile rug near my sofa which the Roomba 880 was able to navigate over much better than my Roomba 550. My current model constantly leaves behind tracks in the rug because of its bristles, but this wasn’t the case with the Roomba 880. I also ran the Roomba 880 in my balcony after a particularly windy week, and it was able to suck up all of the sand and dirt that had blown in.

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The Roomba 880 is also able to tackle pet fur, if your house has any four-legged members. While the Roomba 550 was quite good at picking up both the short and long hair of both my dogs, it was quite cumbersome to clean at times, especially when fur would get stuck in the brushes. This seemed to occur less with the Roomba 880, however there was a fair amount of fur that had rolled up and collected on the sides of the rollers, which you’ll need to clean often if your pets shed heavily.

Conclusion

The biggest question of course is whether or not you actually need to have a Roomba 880 in your home. If you live in a studio or one-bedroom apartment, then it’s a great tool to get your floor cleaned up when you’re away at work. For larger homes you may need to run a clean cycle twice to get every inch of floor cleaned, and this is where a regular vacuum cleaner is an advantage – you can tackle the entire house or floor in one cleaning cycle. The other factor to consider is the cost. Priced at AED 3,888 the Roomba 880 certainly isn’t cheap, and many would argue that a cleaning service or live-in help would probably cost about the same. Again, this is down to preference – the Roomba 880 isn’t a cleaning solution for everyone, but in many cases it is an excellent cleaning tool or at least a complementary device to your existing cleaning regime. If you can afford it and want a cleaning solution with minimal effort (and doesn’t require days off), then the Roomba 880 is something you should seriously consider.

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Hands-on with Oppo N3 and Oppo R5 http://tbreak.ae/hands-on-with-oppo-n3-and-oppo-r5/ http://tbreak.ae/hands-on-with-oppo-n3-and-oppo-r5/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:25:01 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=28256 Oppo, the high-end Chinese phone manufacturer revealed their two new handset at events held in China and Singapore today. We were invited to the Singapore launch event by Oppo and following the presentation got a chance to play around with these devices. The Oppo N3 The Oppo N3 is latest flagship device from Oppo featuring […]

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Oppo, the high-end Chinese phone manufacturer revealed their two new handset at events held in China and Singapore today. We were invited to the Singapore launch event by Oppo and following the presentation got a chance to play around with these devices.

The Oppo N3

The Oppo N3 is latest flagship device from Oppo featuring a 16MP motorised camera. Op is claiming that the camera on the N3 is better than it’s competitors by using quality optics by Schneider and bigger pixels and f2.2 CMOS sensors. Other specs of the Oppo N3 include the quad core Snapdragon 801 processor and a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED screen.

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The 16MP motorised camera is camera certainly looks cool but feels more of a gimmick than something truly innovative. You can rotate the camera by swiping on the screen or using the fingerprint sensor on the back. Additionally, a bluetooth key can also be used to control the Oppo N3. It will be priced at US$649 when available. We don’t have a firm release date for the Middle East but it is expected to land in November or December.

The Oppo R5

The Oppo R5 is now the world’s thinest mobile phone measuring an insanely thin 4.85mm and I personally found it to be a more interesting product than the Oppo N3. Op is using liquid metal like technology to cool the device and all of the R5 units will be hand-polished. Because of the thickness, Oppo had to remove the 3.5mm jack from the phone and will bundle a dongle in the package if you want to use a headset.

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Coming to the specs, the Oppo R5 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with 64-bit technology and a 5.2-inch full-HD screen. The equipped camera can take 13MP shots. It will be available for US$499 and the Middle East launch date hasn’t been set yet but expected around December.

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Oppo R5 is officially the world’s slimmest smartphone http://tbreak.ae/oppo-r5-officially-worlds-slimmest-smartphone/ http://tbreak.ae/oppo-r5-officially-worlds-slimmest-smartphone/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:01:53 +0000 http://tbreak.ae/?p=28234 Oppo is on a roll today, and has proudly announced the all new Oppo R5 Android smartphone. With its thickness at just 4.85mm, it easily claims the crown of the world’s thinnest smartphone engineered till date with a hand-polished aluminum alloy frame. The device weighs just 155g and sports a beautiful 5.2-inch AMOLED FullHD display […]

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Oppo is on a roll today, and has proudly announced the all new Oppo R5 Android smartphone. With its thickness at just 4.85mm, it easily claims the crown of the world’s thinnest smartphone engineered till date with a hand-polished aluminum alloy frame. The device weighs just 155g and sports a beautiful 5.2-inch AMOLED FullHD display with 423ppi.

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Backing the premium smartphone is Qualcomm’s 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, which makes the R5 the first 64-bit smartphone from Oppo. Perhaps the right time when Android 5.0 Lollipop is about to be baked out. But, the R5 comes with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box with a mix of Color OS 2.0. The RAM consists of a 2GB module. It’s said that Oppo used special phase-changing cooling materials to cool the chipset, much like the ones found on PC Motherboards.

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Moving on to the optics, the rear snapper features the 13MP IMX214 image sensor from Sony with f/2.0 aperture. The front snapper is a decent 5MP camera. Connectivity includes LTE and Bluetooth 4.0 and the battery is rated at 2000 mAh with rapid charging feature. The Oppo R5 is set for $499 (1832 AED) price tag, although no mention of release dates yet.

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OPPO, the leading manufacturer of electronic products, today announced the launch of the R5, the world’s thinnest full high- definition phone. Measuring just 4.85mm in width, the R5 combines sleek elegance, innovative technology and outstanding personalization, in the thinnest form available today.

The R5 is the first smart phone to measure less than 5mm thick, a level that the industry had previously considered unachievable. Despite its thin frame the R5 is equipped with exceptional technology including an octa-core Qualcomm MSM8939, and comes with a 5.2-inch AMOLED screen giving the highest brightness and color rendition, the lowest reflection ratio, and highest ambient light contrast ratio available.

“This phone has been developed with the end user in mind”, said Sky Li, General Manager of OPPO’s overseas mobile phone business. “We used cutting edge manufacturing techniques to create a phone that fits perfectly into the users’ hands, and that feels incredible. The 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.”

Functionality that goes beyond, with a temperature that goes below OPPO’s R5 is the world’s first smartphone that uses phase-change material, keeping it at a constant cool temperature whilst maintaining superior functionality. The R5’s patented heat dissipation technology “Cool Element” protects its octa-core CPU, in turn prolonging the life of the phone.

With the latest PI 2.0 Plus Flash Shot technology, the R5 lets you take the shot with an imperceptible focus time – it has a maximum focus time of 0.18 seconds and delivers 50MP high-definition picture clarity. The R5 allows for vibrant and stunning
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Built with first-grade steel and designed with a beautiful micro-arc frame to make the entire device smooth and strong, the R5 is manufactured to fit your hand like a glove. In addition to add to its user-friendly functionalities, the R5 also includes OPPO’s VOOC mini rapid charging system, where a 30-minute charge will provide 75% battery life and a five-minute charge will allow for a two-hour call. “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,” added Sky Li. The R5 will be available from launch in the following markets: Australia, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and China.

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