Last week, Oppo announced its latest smartphone in India — Oppo A7, after launching the same in China, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. While it announced the phone, the phone’s pricing and availability details were not revealed.
However, we reported that the phone could be available in India for Rs. 16,990 (approximately $241) and could go on sale from 27th November. Now, the company has revealed pricing and availability information of the Oppo A7.
As it turns out, the phone is indeed priced at Rs. 16,990 in India. But, instead of going on sale from 27th November, the company has already started selling the smartphone exclusively through online marketplace Flipkart. In India, the phone comes in two colors — Glaring Gold and Glaze Blue.
The Oppo A7 features a 6.2-inch IPS LCD notched display that offers a screen-to-body ratio of 88.3 percent. The big display has an anti-reflective coating and is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass on top.
Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.8GHz. Originally, the phone was announced in two models — 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM, and both packing 32GB of internal storage. However, in India, the phone comes in only one model — 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It also has a microSD card slot that supports storage expansion up to 256GB.
In the camera department, there’s a 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel horizontal dual camera setup is present on the rear. It can capture studio-quality portrait shots with bokeh effect through AI beauty technology. For capturing vivid videos, it carries support for multi-frame image stabilization technology. On the front side, it comes with HDR mode enabled 16-megapixel wide-angle lens with support for AR stickers.
Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, support for dual SIM cards, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, USB OTG, microUSB 2.0, GPS and 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone runs ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box.
The smartphone is powered by a 4,230mAh non-removable battery. While there’s no fast charging support, the handset features an AI-based battery management feature that is claimed to extend the battery performance.