OFFICIAL: The Limited Edition Gilded Oppo R5 goes on sale in Malaysia on Valentine’s Day


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.

Gilded OPPO R5 to go sale on Valentine’s Day


UPDATE: The price of the OPPO R5 Gilded Limited Edition is revealed at RM1,798. RM200 more than the standard OPPO R5.

Want an ultra-slim smart phone with a touch of gold? OPPO’s limited edition Gilded OPPO R5 is scheduled to go on sale this coming Valentine’s Day (14th February).

While it retains the same hardware underneath, the OPPO R5 Gilded Edition has a distinctive brighter colour, which OPPO claims to be more reserved compared to other gilded colours in the market. Compared to its standard silver frame version, the gilded edition requires more stringent processing, making it more unique. Initially shown as a concept during its launch, OPPO has decided to put this into production after receiving enthusiastic response.

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Microsoft blings up the Lumia 830 and Lumia 930 with Gold Editions


Gold has always been a symbol for luxury and most smart phone makers have been cashing in on the gold fever as well. Now it is Microsoft Devices’s turn to be bitten by the gold bug as they have announced its Lumia 830 and Lumia 930 Gold Editions.

They are basically the same Lumia smart phones underneath but it gets a touch of luxury with anodized gold colour frames. For the back covers, both models are available in either black or white colour options.

The Lumia 830 Gold Edition will be available in February at selected countries in Europe, Asia Pacific and China, and India, the Middle East and Africa. Meanwhile the Lumia 930 version will be sold earlier by end January and it is available at same region except for India. For the die-hard Nokia fans, it is also good to know that Microsoft Devices have retained the Nokia branding on these devices.

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BlackBerry Passport with a touch of Gold appears


Buying BlackBerry is usually very easy with a simple choice of Black or White colours. If you want something more posh, you have the BlackBerry Porsche Design which is now in its 3rd generation with the P’9983.

The guys over at CrackBerry have gotten a couple of images which suggests that BlackBerry might be releasing a gold colour version of its current Passport flagship. Details of the gold unit is non-existent at the moment but it does look more luxurious than your mainstream gold coloured phone. It isn’t clear if this is an official BlackBerry product or simply an enterprising modder that offers gold plated add-ons accessories.

Check out more images after the break.

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