A couple of months ago, China-based Oppo launched its budget smartphone Oppo A3, which comes with a notched display. Now, the company is gearing up to launch a cheaper variant of the same, dubbed as Oppo A3s.
Now, the latest reports indicate that the smartphone will soon be launched in India, carrying a competitive price tag. It will be available in two color variants — Red and Dark Purple. According to the reports, the smartphone will be available in two variants, with pricing starting at Rs. 10,990, which roughly converts to $160.
The smartphone is expected to come with a 6.2-inch full-screen HD+ display with screen resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch on top of the display. It will be powered by the newly launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. For comparison, the Oppo A3 is powered by MediaTek‘s octa-core Helio P60 chipset.
The A3s will be available in two memory configurations — 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage and 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage. It will also have a microSD card slot, enabling users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity up to 256GB.
The rear panel of the Oppo A3s will come with a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture. On the front side, the smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel camera sensor with f/2.2 aperture that comes equipped with OPPO’s AI Beauty Technology 2.0.
It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system based ColorOS 5.1 out of the box and is powered by a 4,230mAh battery. In terms of connectivity options, it supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Currently, there’s no information available about the phone’s security features. The device measures 156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2mm and weighs 168 grams.
While we know the phone’s specifications and what to expect in terms of design, the company has not yet revealed the launch date as well as pricing and availability details of Oppo A3s.