Oppo launches shiny new ‘Mirror 5’ smartphone with 5-inch display and quad-core processor

Oppo launches shiny new ‘Mirror 5’ smartphone with 5-inch display and quad-core processor ...

Chinese handset maker Oppo has announced the launch of its newest handset, a 5-inch device with a highly polished mirror finish.

It’s this shiny appearance that the Mirror 5‘s name was derived from, and on the back there’s a diamond-like pattern with “cut-glass sections and different reflective tendencies,” Oppo says. These have been made using an ultraviolet embossing technique and the handset comes in a finish of Ivory White or Midnight Blue.


On paper, the rest of the specs aren’t going to blow you away – there’s a 1.2Ghz quad-core processor, 16GB of on-board storage (with microSD support for more space) and an 8-megapixel snapper on the rear. There’s also a forward-facing 5-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling.

That might not sound too impressive, but Oppo is touting the main snapper’s f/2.2 wide-angle lens and a range of different photo modes (like beautify, double exposure, filters, time-lapse, panorama and more) to keep potential buyers interested.


Under the hood, the Mirror 5 uses Oppo’s ColorOS 2.1, which is based on Android 5.1, and offers up a range of custom features, like a ‘smart cleaner’ to help free up space and a ‘shake to sort’ homescreen management function, among others.

Unfortunately, exactly how much the Mirror 5 will set you back and where it is going on sale are yet to be announced.

Oppo Mirror 5 [Oppo via The Verge]

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