OPPO, earlier today, expanded its affordable lineup up A-Series smartphones with the launch of a new smartphone called the OPPO A12. The device seems to have nothing to do with the similarly named OPPO A11 that the company launched in China late last year. In case you were wondering, the OPPO A11 never made it to India. As for the OPPO A12, the handset seems to be OPPO’s newest attempt at gaining a foothold in the competitive INR 9k to INR 12k price bracket where it has to face off against serious competition from the likes of Redmi, Motorola and its own sister brand Realme.
Before we talk about the specifications of the phone, check out how much of a pinch would you feel if you decide to spend your money on this device.
OPPO A12 Price in India, variants, launch offers
In India, the OPPO A12 will be sold in two trim levels – a base variant that gets 3GB RAM/32GB storage priced at INR 9,990 and the top-end variant with 4GB RAM/64GB storage that will be sold for INR 11,490. Both these variants also come in two color options: black and blue. The device goes on sale starting tomorrow, June 10, 2020.
OPPO has tied up with several banks and financial services agencies for cashback and other offers. For example, Bank of Baroda and Federal Bank credit card users can avail a five percent cash back on their respective EMI options. If you purchase the handset on or before June 21, OPPO also promises an additional 6 months of warranty over and above the standard warranty period. Users of all major credit and debit cards can avail no-cost EMI of up to 6 months on the purchase of the OPPO A12. Among the agencies that offer EMI options to the consumer include Bajaj Finserv, IDFC First Bank, Home Credit, HDB Financial Services, and ICICI Bank.
OPPO A12 specifications, key features
The OPPO A12 is powered by the entry-level MediaTek Helio P35 chipset and as mentioned earlier, comes in 3/32GB and 4/64GB options. Both these variants feature a 6.22-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels (HD+) in the 19:9 aspect ratio. The camera setup on the OPPO A12 includes a 13-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.2 lens and combined with a 2-megapixel secondary camera for depth sensing. At the front, housed within the U-shaped notch is a fixed focus 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 lens for selfies and video calls.
The dual SIM handset supports memory expansion using microSD cards and has a dedicated slot for the same. Other connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and a Micro-USB port. And yes, you can also see that there is a fingerprint sensor at the rear panel. The phone also gets a 4,230mAh battery with no mention of support for fast charging.