Oppo A7 is finally listed for sale today. Earlier reports suggested that the Chinese smartphone maker was planning to sell the device through offline channels. However, the Oppo handset is available for purchase on Flipkart with a bunch of launch offers. Note that the device has not yet gone on sale, but you can put in your email address and get notified from Flipkart whenever it’s ready to ship.
Ever since the device hit the light, it’s been seen as the rebranded version of the Realme 2, which also came out as a Flipkart exclusive device. Incidentally, Realme 2 is one of best selling budget smartphones on Flipkart. The Oppo A7 does not offer anything unique, but the company is still banking upon its upgraded 16MP front camera and a decent screen-to-body ratio, courtesy the waterdrop notch. Let’s check out the pricing details and rest of the specifications of the device.
Oppo A7 Price in India and Launch Offers
As predicted in the previous leaks, the Oppo A7 is priced at INR 16,990 on Flipkart. The smartphone is only available in a single storage configuration featuring 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. Oppo has launched the device in two color variants: Glaring Gold and Glaze Blue. As for the offers, the Axis Bank Buzz Credit card holders will receive 5% off on the purchase of the device. The Oppo A7 is also available with No-Cost EMI option.
To recall, Oppo A7 made its global debut in Nepal and recently went on sale in China. The device was also listed on the company’s Sri Lanka website. After India, the Oppo A7 could hit the shelves in the Sri Lankan market.
Oppo A7 Specifications and Features
The Oppo A7 comes with a 6.2-inch IPS LCD panel with 720 x 1520 pixels resolution, 271 PPI density, and an aspect ratio of 19:9. Thanks to the waterdrop notch, the device attains an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 88%. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz, paired with 4GB RAM. For handling the graphics, there is an Adreno 506 GPU. The hardware specifications are not the best in the budget segment. Plenty of budget smartphones from rival brands offer better options in a lower price range. Like mentioned earlier, Oppo does not give any choice in the memory department as well. In comparison, the Realme 2 Pro offers 8GB RAM at INR 1,000 more and 6GB RAM at INR 1,000 less than the price of Oppo A7.
In the imaging department, the Oppo A7 features a dual-camera setup comprising a 16MP primary camera and a 2MP depth-sensor. The front of the smartphone hosts a 16MP sensor for selfies, which is an upgrade over the Realme 2. Additionally, there are a bunch of AI-assisted features that come with the camera for better image capturing. On the software front, the Oppo A7 runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2. The handset is fuelled by a huge 4320mAh battery, which is another point in its limited pro-list.
Furthermore, the smartphone gets a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Had the company gone with the in-display scanner, the reviews would have inclined a little more in the favor of the device. The connectivity options that tag along with the Oppo A7 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, 4G VoLTE, microUSB 2.0. In terms of dimension, the Oppo A7 measures 155.9 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm and weighs in at 168 grams.