Oppo Malaysia has made official what we already know earlier, the limited edition Gilded Oppo R5 will go on sale in Malaysia on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2015, and will sell for RM1,798 with only 2,800 units available in the country.
In addition to the device, Oppo is also provides a 1-year Screen Damage Insurance worth RM128 free with the Gilded R5. The insurance offers a one-time replacement for free in the event that the screen on your Gilded R5 is damaged or defected in any way.
In terms of specs, the Gilded R5 is essentially the same as the standard (non-Gilded?) Oppo R5 but with the distinct gold coloured metal frame that wraps the device (the standard R5 gets a plain old silver coloured metal frame). The OPPO R5 is one of thinnest smartphones in the world with a thickness of just 4.85mm. In fact, the R5 is the third thinnest smartphone in the world, with only the Vivo X5 Max (4.75mm) and the Ivvi K1 Mini (4.70mm) being thinner.
The R5 features a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display 423ppi), an Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The device packs a 13MP Sony BSI main camera and 5MP front camera. In the power department, you get a 2,000mAh that benefits from Oppo’s VOOC rapid charging technology, allowing you to charge the battery from zero to 75% capacity in just 30 minutes.