Chinese smartphone major OPPO is all set to launch a new A-series device on April 20 in the country. The new phone is called the OPPO A52, and going by a recent post on the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo, it will be positioned as a budget handset. The A52 first appeared in the wild a few days ago along with what is likely to be its more feature-laden sibling — the OPPO A92, which is also expected to be launched soon. Let us take a quick look at the known specifications of this device.
From the Weibo post, we know that this device will feature a large 6.5-inch LCD panel with a punch-hole display at the top for the front-facing camera. While the display resolution has not been revealed yet, it is quite likely that we are looking at an FHD+ panel here. Powering the OPPO A52 is the Snapdragon 665 processor from Qualcomm. This is a relatively old chipset announced back in early 2019. Based on an 11nm manufacturing process, this SoC houses four Kryo 260 high-efficiency Silver cores and four high-performance Kryo 260 Gold cores. For graphics, the phone gets by with the Adreno 610 GPU. While we do not know the multiple RAM and storage options in which the handset shall be made available, there is a reference to one 8GB + 128GB variant on the leaked poster. The poster also indicates that the phone gets a quad-camera setup at the rear with a single LED flash.
The OPPO A52 gets a massive 5000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging — and the charging brick shall be included with the device. An interesting facet of this handset is its side-mounted fingerprint scanner — a trend that seems to be making a comeback of sorts in 2019. The poster also reveals that the 8/128GB version will be priced at 1599 Yuan, which translates to around Rs 17,200. We are unsure at this moment if the OPPO A52 will ever make it officially to India.