OPPO had quietly announced the OPPO A5s in Russia last month. In some markets, the device is also known as the OPPO AX5s. Roughly a month after its official announcement in Russia, the smartphone has made its way to the Indian market. Just like its Russian launch, the A5s has been launched in India without any fanfare.
OPPO A5s Price in India
According to 91Mobiles, the OPPO A5s has been priced at INR 9,990 in the country. It will reportedly go on sale via major offline stores starting next week. In addition to offline stores, the smartphone may also be sold online on major e-commerce platforms. A slightly upgraded version of the OPPO A5, the new A5s will take on popular budget Android smartphones such as the Redmi Note 7 from Xiaomi and Samsung Galaxy A20. Color options listed on the OPPO India website include Gold, Green, Black, and Red.
OPPO A5s Features and Specifications
The OPPO A5s comes with a 6.2-inch IPS LCD waterdrop screen featuring 720 x 1520 pixels HD+ resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Unlike the Redmi Note 7, the OPPO A5s does not have a gradient back design. To add some flare, OPPO has used gold accents around the dual rear cameras as well as the fingerprint sensor. The budget Android smartphone is powered by a MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 octa-core processor with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU. In the memory department, OPPO A5s comes in 2GB / 3GB / 4GB RAM variants with 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage. Thanks to a microSD card slot, you can expand the storage by up to 256GB.
When it comes to imaging, the OPPO A5s is nearly identical to its predecessor. On the back, it has a 13MP + 2MP dual-camera setup. Up front, the A5s sports an 8MP snapper for selfies. The smartphone features AI Beautification 2.0 with advanced AI technology and deep learning to enhance your selfies. You can also add more fun to your chats with AR stickers. While the core hardware specs of the OPPO A5s may not impress a lot of buyers, it does pack a large 4230mAh capacity battery. Thanks to the large battery, the A5s should be able to deliver very impressive stamina. Unfortunately, however, the smartphone lacks fast charging support. You do get a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor though. In terms of software, the OPPO A5s will ship with the manufacturer’s ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.