Chinese smartphone vendor Oppo has officially announced its fifth generation Mirror smartphone, dubbed the Mirror 5s. The device was originally rumored to be carrying the moniker Mirror 5, but has now been confirmed to launch as the 5s, probably suggesting a more expensive variant may be in the offing later on. While the company has officially acknowledged the existence of the handset, thereby validating the rumors and speculations in the Chinese tech-media, we are still no closer to getting an exact time frame for the release, nor the price-tag on the upcoming mid-range device. Rumors however seem to suggest that Oppo could launch the device in China or Taiwan on July 5th, although, the company itself has not provided any indicators on this issue. Even if the company was to launch the device in its home base as per the rumor, there is certainly no indicator if and when the device might actually be launched globally.
Coming to the device itself, while Oppo is yet to reveal any hardware specs that are being spoken about in the media, the smartphone will most likely be powered by a Qualcomm processor, and rumors have suggested the presence of a Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 SoC with a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz. The device is also said to feature a 5-inch 720p high definition display, and will come with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded by a microSD card. The phone is said to be carrying an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. The device is also said to have dual SIM functionality, which is a popular feature in most Asian markets including China and India. The Oppo Mirror 5s is also said to carry a 2420 mAh battery, and will reportedly come with Android 5.1 Lollipop out the box with Oppo’s proprietary Color UI laid on top.
While all specs and release details are in the realms of speculations right now, it remains to be seen how the device really turns out when the company does make it official. It will be also interesting to note the price tag the device will come with, as that can make or break any device in the ultra-competitive Chinese smartphone market.