[Exclusive] OPPO to Soon Launch A5s Smartphone with Helio P35 SoC, Dewdrop Notch and 4,230 mAh Battery


Chinese smartphone maker OPPO had launched the A5 budget Android smartphone in July last year. According to new information that we have received, the company may launch a successor to the A5 very soon. As can be seen in the render above, the OPPO A5s will actually look nearly identical to the OPPO A7 launched in November 2018.

OPPO A5s Specifications

The OPPO A5s will arrive with a 6.2-inch In-cell display with 720 x 1520 HD+ resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio, and a waterdrop notch at the top. When it comes to performance, the A5s will be powered by MediaTek’s 12nm Helio P35 octa-core processor with four ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz and an IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The OPPO A5, in comparison, runs on a 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset. Unlike its predecessor, which is available in only a single memory variant, the OPPO A5s will be available in three different variants with 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage. For further expansion, the budget Android smartphone will include a dedicated microSD card slot.

In the camera department, OPPO A5s is going to be very similar to its predecessor. It will have a 13MP + 2MP dual-camera setup at the rear and an 8MP selfie snapper on the front. The primary 13MP sensor will be paired with an f/2.2 aperture, while the front-facing 8MP sensor will be clubbed with an f/2.0 aperture. Another area where the OPPO A5s will be very similar to the A5 is battery life. While the 12nm Helio P35 may allow the smartphone to deliver slightly better stamina than the A5, the actual battery capacity will remain unchanged at 4230mAh. While the A5s only supports Face Unlock, the A5s will have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well. In terms of physical size, the handset will measure 155.9 x 75.4 x 8.2mm, which happens to be nearly identical to the dimensions of the OPPO A7. Surprisingly, however, the A5s will not debut with the latest Android Pie operating system out of the box. Instead, it will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2. The smartphone will be available in four colors at launch: Red, Black, Gold, and Green.