Oppo R5 gets a price cut through flash sale, now goes for $249

When it was announced back in October of last year, the Oppo R5 was the world’s thinnest smartphone, with its 4.85mm profile. This, coupled with its frame made from 3D-welded aluminum alloy, made it quite crave-worthy even if spec-wise it was nothing but a mid-ranger.

Time has passed, though, and it looks like its original asking price of $499 (or €399 in the EU) has become a bit too steep for what this phone actually offers. So Oppo went ahead and started a “flash sale” for the R5 on its official online store.

That’s probably the Chinese company’s way of enacting a price cut without calling it that, since there’s seemingly no end date for this flash sale anywhere to be found.

The bottom line is this: you can now grab an Oppo R5 for just $249 if you’re in the US, or €239 if you’re in the EU. Obviously you’re getting a SIM-free and unlocked device.

The Oppo R5 comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 5 MP selfie snapper, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 SoC at the helm (with an octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU clocked at up to 1.7 GHz), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of non-expandable storage, and a non-removable 2,000 mAh battery. It runs Color OS 2.0 based on Android 4.4…

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