New midrange Oppo Neo 5 and Neo 5s officially announced

Thomas Wellburn
June 8, 2015

Oppo has just announced a newly updated version of the 2014 Neo 5, along with an Neo 5s variant which will include a Snapdragon processor.

The new midrange phones use Oppo’s new “double-layer metallic structure”, which reportedly helps with heat dissipation while maintaing a sleek, thin design. Both models measure 131.9 x 65.5 x 8.0mm and weigh 135g.

The new Neo 5 comes with a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor running at 1.3GHZ, which is a great CPU for a midrange device. The more basic dual-core Mali-400MP2 GPU takes care of the visual detail but should still be enough for most users.

The “s” in the Neo 5s presumably stands for Snapdragon, as this device has the more powerful S410 with a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 processor and Adreno 306 GPU. The GPU in particular is a big jump from the standard Neo 5, meaning your games should run a lot more fluently. The Neo 5s also supports LTE, meaning you can expect full 4G support and faster browsing speeds.

Both phones will feature 1GB RAM, expandable storage, a reasonable 2000mAh battery and an 8MP camera with a f/2.2 lens, aided by an LED flash. The front camera will be 2MP, which should be good enough for most basic users who want to take the odd selfie or two.  Screen size on both devices measures in at 4.5-inch with a resolution of 854 by 480 pixel. This works out to 218 pixels-per-inch, which is fairly low these days. Still, at the least the panel itself is an IPS, meaning viewing angles should be decent.

No comment on pricing and availability but expect to hear more soon as the announcement is still pretty fresh.

For more on Oppo, visit What Mobile’s dedicated Oppo page.

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