Sep 26 AT 4:56 PM Dima Aryeh 5 Comments

Oppo to offer choice of metal construction with N3

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Metal smartphones are all the rage these days thanks to Apple and HTC. Both manufacturers primarily use metal for the exterior of their high end devices (though Apple had some trouble adding structural rigidity to its device). But you typically don’t get to choose whether you’d like your device to be made of┬ámetal or plastic.

In an interesting move, Oppo has teased that the Oppo N3 will come with an option of two different types of metals. There will be stainless steel, which is strong but heavier, and there will be aluminum lithium alloy. Aluminum lithium alloy is an interesting option┬ábecause the addition of lithium makes it both stronger and lighter. Oppo says it’s the lightest alloy available.

I don’t quite understand why Oppo would offer two different metals with different properties for its next smartphone, but it’ll definitely be interesting to see how people react to it. In the end, choice is a good thing. Maybe there will be a price difference, with stainless steel costing less. What do you think of the choice in metal? Tell us in the comments!

Via: Pocket Now

Source: Oppo Facebook

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • BlazeHN

    I like the stainless steel more more durable and cool, I dont give a crap about the weight ALL THE PHONES WEIGHT NOTHING ANYWAYS YOU WEAKLINGS!

    They should launch on stainless only by default, that would make them different too.

  • ricecakes

    But does it bend?

  • Eli Gaffke

    My wife when she saw the iPhone video immediately asked, ‘why don’t they make them out of titanium?’ Great question honey! Lightweight extremely strong and cool to the touch. But probably petty expensive.

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  • ObsceneJesster

    I wish our carriers in the US carried more phones from Oppo. We will probably never see this phone released in the US.