Global smartphone manufacturer, OPPO, recently unveiled the R5 and N3 smartphones at a launch event in Dubai. Top executives from the company hosted media at the Radison Royal Hotel where we got a first look at the new devices. I briefly experienced hands-on demonstrations and sat down with Henry Tang,  GCC Regional Sales Manager and Product Manager, Chris Zhu. Keep reading to learn more about the latest additions to the UAE smartphone market and check out highlights from my interview.

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Mr. Ivan Wu, General Manager and Mr. Henry Tang, Regional Sales Manager

R5 Model

Boasting a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor and a5.2 inchSuper AMOLED display with 1080P resolution, the R5 is a tightly packaged powerhouse that does not scrimp on performance. Housing a Schneider Kreuznach-certified 13-megapixel camera, the R5 delivers 50-megapixles of ultra high-definition picture clarity that is backed by OPPO’s PureImage 2.0+ technology. The R5 carries a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core (MSM8939) processor paired with an Adreno 405 GPU. This CPU is composed of two quad-core processors, one for power consumption optimization and the other for high performance.

R5 Smartphone by OPPO

R5 Smartphone by OPPO

N3 Model

The N3 includes the rotating camera with automation, a distinctive feature of all phones in the N series. The N3’s camera has the ability to rotate 206 degrees and is capable of taking pictures using its free-stop and multi-angle shooting features can take panoramic shots of impressive, wide-angle shots, such as city scapes, with a simple click activating the automatic rotation to capture clear, stable images in both landscape and portrait orientations. Users can control the camera rotation in three ways to include O-click, gestures and touch access. In addition, the touch-sensitive device will also respond to wet or gloved hands, making it the ideal phone for users in any situation or environment. N3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU and is packed with 32G ROM and 2G RAM and a 5.5-inch screen made of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for maximum clarity and durability.

Control Motorized Rotating Camera with O-click

Control Motorized Rotating Camera with O-click on the N3 Smartphone by OPPO

Highlights from the Interview

Q: What is your current market share in the GCC and how many units did you sell last quarter?

A: We don’t worry about things like market share. We are new to the GCC market and poised for rapid growth. Just watch us grow… – Henry Tang

Q: How has Oppo implemented technology to meet the pop culture ‘selfie’ trend?

A: We’ve incorporated a 13 MP (16 MP in the N3) rotating camera which rotates 206 degrees… – Henry Tang

Q: What would you say are the top three features of the R5?

A: It’s slim casing, camera and flash charger. You can charger the battery from 0% to 75% in just 30 minutes… – Chris Zhu

To see the full interview and here Tang and Zhu’s complete dialogue, watch the video

The R5 is available at Sharaf DG and Jumbo Electronics stores across the UAE and retails for AED 1899.The N3 will be available from the end of February in the UAE market. Other available models in the UAE include: Find 7, Find 7a, N1 mini, R1k, Yoyo, Joy, and Neo 3.

About OPPO

OPPO is a globally registered technology brand with a long history of serving customers in North America, Europe and Asia. We seek to fuse technology and affection in all our products, and since entering the mobile market in 2008, we have been restless in our pursuit of the latest technology, the highest quality and the most user friendly products. For more information, please Visit OPPO on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OPPOUAE and Instagram @oppouae

L to R: Tamara Clarke, Henry Tang and Chris Zhu

L to R: Tamara Clarke, Henry Tang and Chris Zhu