Remember the Oppo Neo 5 which was released in summer 2014? Since the phone is going to celebrate its first birthday pretty soon, it’s a good time for a successor to make an appearance. And it did. In fact, the Chinese manufacturer launched two new handsets – the Oppo Neo 5 2nd generation got official in pair with an upgraded sibling, the Oppo 5S.
The new Oppo Neo 5 and Oppo 5S look basically identical…
Oppo’s newest smartphones look basically identical and are very similar to each other in terms of hardware. The main difference between the two is the processor and connectivity. The 2nd generation Oppo Neo 5 (2015) is powered by a MT6582 SoC which comprises a 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 processor and a dual-core Mali-400MP2 GPU. The Neo 5S, on the other hand, comes with a Snapdragon S410 with a 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 processor and Adreno 306 GPU under the hood. The 5S also offers LTE support for some regional bands, while the Neo 5 (2015) has no support for LTE.
Other than that, both phones come with almost the same set of specs. Both pack 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory expandable via microSD slot. However, the Neo 5 is compatible with up to 32GB cards, while the Neo 5S will play nice with up to 128GB cards. The handsets are equipped with 4.5-inch IPS displays with a lowlish resolution of just 854 x 480 pixels which works out to a pretty modest density of 218ppi, 8-megapixel rear cameras with f/2.2 lens and an LED flash as well as 2-megapixel front-facing snappers with f/2.8 lens. Other key features include 2,000 mAh batteries and Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Oppo ColorOS v2.0.1 skin on top.
The new Oppo Neo 5 (2015) and Neo 5S are identical on the outside. Both measure 131.9 x 65.5 x 8.0 mm and weight 135g and have double-layer metallic structure which is supposed to make the devices more durable and help with heat dissipation. The phones’ laminated reflective back cover resembles glass which gives them a more premium feel. The handsets will be available in crystal white and sapphire blue color options.
Besides key specs and features, Oppo didn’t reveal any additional information. At the moment we don’t know when the phones are going on sale and how much they will cost. Since both devices belong to a mid-range tier, they should be on the more affordable end of the spectrum; however, exact pricing remains a secret for now. When we learn any new details, we will let you know immediately.