Oppo has seemingly instructed distributors on new prices for a number of its smartphones, effective today, July 1. The new price list will be applicable for four budget and mid-range Oppo phones – the A11K, A15, A15s and A53s 5G, and mark price hikes ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 on each. The price hike comes in the middle of an ongoing chipset supply crisis, which is believed to put considerable stress on the already slim margins at which most OEMs ferry their products in the smartphone market. The new prices have been tipped by Twitter user Abhishek Yadav, who has shared a document that points at new prices for the four above mentioned Oppo phones.
Oppo A53s 5G, A15s, A15, A11K: latest prices in India
Starting with the Oppo A53s 5G, the smartphone is now said to be priced at Rs 17,990 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The device was launched in two variants, with the 6GB RAM variant priced at Rs 14,990, and the 8GB variant costing Rs 16,990. This marks a hike of Rs 1,000 over the launch price of the 8GB variant, while the 6GB model retains the same price as before.
The Oppo A15s, meanwhile, is set to cost Rs 12,490 for its 4GB + 64GB variant, which was previously priced at Rs 11,490. Oppo had also launched at 4GB + 128GB variant of the A15s in India earlier this year, which continues to sell on Amazon at Rs 12,490 at the time of writing this story. Given that the lower storage variant now costs higher, the 128GB variant will likely get a subsequent price hike too in the coming days, or be discontinued after some time.
The A15, meanwhile, was selling at Rs 8,490 for 2GB + 32GB variant and Rs 9,990 for 3GB + 32GB variant, which has now been revised to Rs 9,490 for 2GB + 32GB, and Rs 10,490 for 3GB + 32GB variant. This marks a hike of Rs 1,000 for the 2GB variant, and Rs 500 for the 3GB variant.
The A11K, meanwhile, was selling at Rs 8,490, and will now be priced at Rs 8,990 across all offline and online channels. The new prices are yet to go live, but should reflect across all portals soon.
The Oppo A53s 5G is the peak of the bunch above, featuring the MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, a 6.52-inch HD+ display, 13MP triple rear cameras, and a 5,000mAh battery with 10W charging. It is pitched as among the most affordable 5G phones in India right now.
The A15s, meanwhile, features the MediaTek Helio P35 SoC, along with up to 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. It too features a 13MP triple rear camera setup and a 6.52-inch HD+ display as the A53s, but comes with a smaller battery pack – a 4,230mAh cell with 10W charging speed.
The Oppo A15 is identical to the A15s on all fronts except for RAM and storage, and offers 2GB or 3GB of RAM, and 32GB internal storage. All other specs remain unchanged.
Finally, the A11K also features the same SoC as the A15 series, but with only 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. It has a smaller 6.22-inch HD+ display, and dual 13MP rear cameras. The battery size and charging speed remain the same as the A15.