Smartphones with taller or wider screens are all the rage right now. What’s one more name to add to the pile?
(Update, January 27: It’s official in the Philippines! Read At P9,990 ($196), this is OPPO’s cheapest 18:9 phone to date. Update, January 18: There’s already a date for the Philippine launch of the OPPO A83! Read A83, OPPO’s cheapest 18:9 phone, is launching in the Philippines.)
This latest addition comes from OPPO. But unlike the already available OPPO F5 and F5 Youth, the OPPO A83 bears a smaller display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 720 x 1440 resolution. That should be fine for most workloads. (The downgraded screen certainly helps.)
The A83 will be priced at 1,399 Chinese yuan (roughly $214 or P10,678) when selling in its home market of China starts from December 29. OPPO has yet to comment if the phone will be available in other countries.
Essentially, you’re looking at a lower-specced F5 that could retail for slightly over P10,000 ($201) in the Philippines if or when it would roll out to a wider user base. It’s also competition to the Vivo V7, which has somewhat similar specs but runs P14,990 ($301) locally.
The OPPO A83 is a lower-specced OPPO F5 that could retail for slightly over P10,000 ($201) in the Philippines if or when it would roll out to a wider user base. It’s also competition to the Vivo V7, which has similar specs but runs P14,990 ($301) locally.
In terms of processing muscle, the OPPO A83 flexes with a capable MediaTek chipset with 3GB or 4GB of RAM. That said, it should run most 3D games just fine. The built-in storage comes in at 32GB — still decent — and is expandable using a microSD card of up to 256GB.
SEE ALSO: Complete specs of the OPPO A83
On the camera front, the OPPO A83 is equipped with a 13-megapixel main sensor and an 8-megapixel camera for selfies and video chat. Additionally, the front camera can be used to secure one’s accounts and files and quickly unlock the device, as the A83 has the ability to recognize more than 200 feature points on the user’s face.
It sure looks promising enough. Hopefully, OPPO can bring it to the Philippines next month or early in 2018.
Video you may want to watch: OPPO F5 preview
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