Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has gone official with a new budget model which it dubbed OPPO A71 (2018). The smartphone is presently listed on OPPO’s Pakistan website with the full specs and features displayed but the price tag wasn’t listed.
Design wise, the OPPO A71 (2018) comes with the traditional 16:9 display design, packing a front home button just under this display. The device equally packs an all-metal rear cover with the U-shaped fused antenna band lying at the extreme top and bottom edges. The rear body is wrapped with a gold coating said to have been done using electroplating and nano-silver technology. There is also a black variant also coated using the same electroplating technique. The edges are well chamfered to create an easy grip. The device weighs just 137g and has a dimension of 148.1 x 73.8 x 7.6mm.
Specs wise, the OPPO A71 (2018) features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor which is a relatively new chipset Qualcomm announced at MWC Shanghai 2017. The processor is backed by 2GB of RAM while there is 16GB storage available on the model which can be expanded up to 256GB. The graphic is fired up by an Adreno 506 GPU. The A71 sports a 5.2-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with HD resolution of 1920 x 720pixels and 16 million colors. On the camera end, the OPPO budget smartphone packs a 13MP rear camera sensor with a f/2.2 aperture while at the front is a 5MP sensor having an aperture of f/2.4.
Proving the interface on the new OPPO A71 (2018) is ColorOS 3.2 based on Android 7.1 Nougat while a 3,000mAh battery keeps the lights on. The device also comes with OTG function and so can be used to fuel other devices. The A71 comes with GPS support as well as WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2. No word yet on the pricing or if this model will be available in any other market.