OPPO holds the title of second largest manufacturer in China for H1 2016 and they are holding on to that spot as tightly as possible. The company launched the best-selling selfie-focused R9 earlier this year and even made a special FC Barcelona Edition. It seems they will be launching another camera-centric phone soon judging from the specs of a phone that showed up at TENAA for its certification.
This new device is the OPPO A59s. It shares design similarities to other OPPO phones which have been criticised for aping the iPhone 6s.
The phone is made out of metal, and has the camera sensor and LED flash at the top left corner just before the upper antenna line. There is the OPPO brand name sitting a few millimetres from the middle, a little text, and the lower antenna line. Nothing we have not seen before.
The OPPO A59s is equipped with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, a 16MP front-facing camera, and a 13MP rear camera. OPPO says there is a memory card slot for storage expansion, a 2980mAh battery, and a 64-bit 8-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz (probably the MT6750).
The phone will weigh 160 grams and will have a thickness of 7.38 mm. The phone’s fingerprint scanner will definitely be placed in front, doubling as a home button.
Everything seems to be alright until you see that the OPPO A59s is running Android 5.1 Lollipop. Lollipop is 2 years old already and OPPO is still churning out a phone with the old OS. We hope this part of the specs changes before the official launch.
There’s no news yet on the release date and selling price.