I suppose with all the furore that is going on concerning the iPhone 6 Plus alongside its latest “feature” which allows it to have a flexible, bendable body whenever you place it in your pocket or if you were to exert a fair amount of force on the body, people would be taking a closer look at upcoming svelte handsets, wondering whether those too, will be easily malleable in the process. Well, the Oppo N3 was rumored to feature aerospace grade material earlier this week, and it seems that the material of choice would eventually be a lithium aluminum alloy.
The teaser that you see on your right happens to depict an Oppo N3 chassis which is apparently lighter than air – otherwise, is there any good reason for it to float away while it is attached to a helium-filled balloon? Light and tough ought to be the mantra here, and I am quite sure that folks would not mind making an attempt at putting it through a “bend test” when the handset becomes available.
It is said that the lithium aluminum alloy will feature 33% the density of stainless steel, although it will be just as strong as stainless steel. This would most certainly make it the first handset in the industry to feature lithium aluminum alloy as the material of choice.