After launching its first full-screen 18:9 aspect ratio smartphone — Oppo F5, the company has now launched another smartphone in China. The company has launched Oppo A79, a mid-range smartphone. It is the same device that was spotted at TENAA and at China Telecom portal with full specifications, images and pricing details.
In terms of design, the smartphone looks quite similar to the recently launched Oppo F5 “selfie expert” smartphone. The Oppo A79 comes with a 6-inch FullView AMOLED display that has an aspect ratio of 18:9, with a screen resolution of 2180 x 1080 pixels. The display is almost bezel-less on the side edges and has slim bezels on the top and bottom.
Under the hood, the device is powered by a 2.5GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P23 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM. It has an internal storage capacity of 64GB that can be further expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card.
As of the camera specs, the smartphone comes with a 16-megapixel primary shooter with an aperture of f/1.8 and a 5P lens. On the front, the device features a 16-megapixel snapper with an aperture of f/2.0 and a 5P lens.
The smartphone also comes with a fingerprint sensor, located on the rear side, right above the brand’s logo. The device’s front-facing camera also supports facial recognition feature.
On the software front, the Oppo A79 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat based company’s own Color OS 3.2 operating system. Connectivity options on the device include dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C and GPS. The handset is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery, which also supports company’s own VOOC fast charging technology, ensuring that the device gets charged quickly.
The Oppo A79 smartphone has been priced at 2,399 Yuan in China, which is approximately $360. It will go on sale on December 1 in two colour options — Champagne and Black. The phone is currently available for pre-order in China through the company’s own website. There is no information available regarding the phone’s availability in other markets.