After remaining tight-lipped about Oppo’s successor to this year’s Mirror 3 smartphone, the company officially introduced the Mirror 5, which introduces stand-out design in a midrange package.
As previously alluded to, what separate the Mirror 5 from the rest of the herd is its strangely designed rear panel. According to Oppo, the back was designed with individual cut-glass sections, as well as different reflective tendencies, giving it the appearance of a diamond pattern. Not to be forgotten, the phone is kept together by a bimetallic frame. It’s pure aesthetics, sure, but in a world where most Android smartphones aren’t that different from each other when it comes to looks, it’s refreshing to see Oppo’s take on things.
Unfortunately, the rest of the package doesn’t seem to stand out that much, with the Mirror 5 powered by a 64-bit quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. The 5-inch, 960 x 540 TFT display should prove to be adequate, nothing more or less, while the 16GB of internal storage can be expanded through the inclusion of a MicroSD card slot.
Around back is an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture, while a 5-megapixel camera will fulfill your selfie needs. The 2,420mAh battery should keep the lights on all day, and you’ll be interacting with ColorOS 2.1, Oppo’s own flavor of Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Oppo didn’t reveal pricing information for the Mirror 5, though the phone will launch in White and Blue in 15 international markets, including Mexico, the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. As such, if you’re interested in the Mirror 5, your best bet is to import one.