The Oppo A16 has surfaced, courtesy noted tipster, Evan Blass. According to Blass’ post on Twitter, the Oppo A16 appears to feature a fairly familiar and expected design for a mid-range smartphone, but offers the package in a more streamlined design. There is a touch of minimalism to the overall design of the A16, with a neatly placed triple rear camera module to the top left of the rear panel that also includes a dual LED flash. The camera unit has a familiar ‘AI’ badge, which is pretty much what you would expect from Oppo phones. To the front, the A16 has fairly slim side bezels but a pretty chunky chin bezel, and a drop notch at the top housing the front facing camera.
The renders show the Oppo A16 to feature a shimmery rear panel finish, along with four colour shades – an icy blue, a muted gold, a shimmery white and a dark shade of navy. The device, once launched, is expected to replace the Oppo A15 series, which is presently on sale in India, and incidentally just received a price hike starting today, July 1. At the moment, the Oppo A15 starts at Rs 9,490 with the MediaTek Helio P35 SoC, paired with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. It goes all the way up to the 4GB RAM and 128GB storage variant of the Oppo A15s, which is now priced at Rs 12,490. The A15 series features a 6.52-inch HD+ display, a 13MP triple rear camera setup, and a 4,230mAh battery.
So far, tipped information about the Oppo A16 claims that the device will feature a MediaTek Helio G35 SoC and 4GB RAM, which may be just one variant of the device. Other touted specs suggest the presence of a 5,000mAh battery with 10W standard charging speed. The device is also expected to get Android 11 out of the box, while the display size might remain the same. The renders posted today also reveal a fingerprint sensor integrated into the side button, which is a format that appears to be making a comeback in recent mid-range smartphones.
On overall terms, the Oppo A16 might represent an incremental upgrade to Oppo’s fairly reliable mid-range affordable smartphone lineup. Given that the renders look pretty final, the A16 may be launched in eligible markets, soon.