A new Oppo affordable phone is going to be launched soon: it is called Oppo A5 and it has just hit TENAA for its official certification. Besides certifying the device, the Chinese regulatory agency has also revealed the renders and the main specs of the upcoming phone. Judging from its specs sheet, it is similar to the Realme 1, that is the first phone from the first company’s sub-brand. That is why the handset is expected to be launched in the Indian peninsula with a similarly affordable price tag. Thanks to the renders, we can see the first difference from the Realme 1 in its design.
It does not sport the same diamond-like finish and has a simple blue backplate. The dimensions are 156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2 mm and the display has a 6.2-inch size, a notch and an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. Instead of the MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, Oppo A5 has a lower-end Snapdragon 450 by Qualcomm which is currently the most powerful from the Snapdragon 4xx line-up, but still a low-end chipset. It will be released in two configurations which will offer 3 or 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.
While the hardware side is worse than the Realme 1 on the paper, the camera seems to be more advanced. The Oppo A5 has a dual camera configuration with resolutions of 13 and 2 MP, with a secondary sensor able to capture depth information. The selfie camera has an 8 MP resolution, while the battery has a whopping 4100 mAh capacity. Given that this phone has a display with low resolution and a very efficient SoC, we expect this battery to be very long-lasting. Unfortunately, there is not a fingerprint reader to unlock the phone, so it will probably have a facial recognition feature, even though it should not rely on hardware sensors to get 3D info.