Update – March 20, 2020: The OPPO A12 has also made an appearance on the website of Thailand’s regulatory body NBTC.
Original story follows…
Looks like Chinese smartphone major OPPO is working overtime to launch new devices. Earlier today, we had announced that the company is working on a new device likely to be called the OPPO A92. Hours later, we have information about another budget smartphone the company seems to be actively working on. To get to the crux of this story, we need to go back a month when we had posted a story talking about a hitherto unheard of OPPO device with the codename OPPO CPH2083. This handset, back then, had appeared on a Geekbench database. Today, we know that OPPO will market this handset as the OPPO A12 when it goes on sale later this year, thanks to a mention of the new model number alongside the CPH2083 codename. Additionally, the OPPO A12 seems to have also passed certification for the Indonesian market.
OPPO A12: What we know so far
Thanks to the older Geekbench listing, we know that the OPPO A12 is a budget handset that comes powered by the entry-level MediaTek Helio P35 chipset. The phone gets 3GB of RAM for the variant that ran Geekbench. There is a chance that OPPO could launch a higher-priced variant with more RAM. This, however, remains unconfirmed at this point in time. It remains to be seen if the phone would launch with the now outdated Android 9 based ColorOS 6 at launch.
The Geekbench scores of the phone also evidently displayed the entry-level positioning of the device with the phone scoring 900 in the single-core test and 3,754 in the multi-core test
OPPO A12: Launch, expected price
Since OPPO did not officially launch the OPPO A11 in India, there is a good chance that the company might not launch this phone in India. One market where the phone would definitely go on sale in Indonesia since the device has already appeared on an Indonesian certification website.
As of now, there is no word on the expected pricing of this phone. We do, however, expect the phone to be quite affordable, given its budget hardware.