Oppo’s latest budget smartphone has appeared online. The Oppo A5 isn’t strictly a successor to the Oppo A3. The specifications hint the device intends to fill the space between A3 and RealMe 1.
Oppo is apparently readying to launch a new mid-range smartphone called the Oppo A5. The device appears to be a parallel revision of the Oppo A3 that was announced in April, this year. Oppo recently announced the much-awaited RealMe 1. The A5 seems like a budget-focused mash-up of the A3 and RealMe 1.
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Oppo A5: Specifications
According to the leak, Oppo A5 will have a large 6.2 Inch display. As with most of the Oppo devices, the A5 will have an IPS LCD display with HD+ resolution. The HD+ display resolution, with a 19:9 aspect ratio, is a step below full-HD+ resolution on the Oppo A3. The display on A5 will have 1520×720 resolution, which translates to a 720p and not a 1080p display. The report also suggests Oppo A5 will be powered by octa-core 1.8 GHz CPU. These specifications point to Qualcomm Snapdragon 450. Traditionally, Oppo has also shown affinity to the MediaTek chipsets, and the company may go with Mediatek in select markets.
For the imaging, the Oppo A5 is reportedly sporting a dual camera setup with 13 MP + 2 MP sensors. The leak suggests the phone will have 4 GB RAM. The 64 GB internal memory can be increased with a micro-SD. However, as is common with Oppo, buyers can expect a hybrid SIM card slot. There is no information about the software for the Oppo A5. But, the company is actively looking at Android Oreo. Hence the Oppo A5 could have Android 8.1. However, Oppo significantly customizes Android, and calls it Color OS.
In terms of connectivity, the Oppo A5 could have all the standard options, including dual-SIM support, 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, USB 2.0 port and a 3.5mm audio port. However, the most notable component that’s missing is the fingerprint scanner. With the advancements in the camera, Oppo could be considering dropping the fingerprint scanner in favor of face unlocking. There’s no confirmation about the battery size. But Oppo could install a large battery-pack to boost the appeal for the device for buyers who are looking for a capable budget smartphone.
Oppo A5: Price, Availability
Oppo hasn’t made the A3 available to the common public yet. The expected price of Oppo A3 is Rs. 14,999. Owing to the leaked specifications, Oppo may slap a similar or slightly smaller price tag on the A5. As for availability, Oppo smartphones are usually available through online as well as offline retailers.