OPPO A12 price and specs via Revu Philippines

OPPO A12 budget phone with Helio P35 now official

In Phones by Ramon Lopez2 Comments

It turns out OPPO isn’t done launching new phones in April yet. After quietly making the OPPO A92s and Find X2 Lite official yesterday, the company has announced the OPPO A12 — and A92 — for the Indonesian market.

(Update, July 4: It’s available! Read OPPO A52, OPPO A12, OPPO A12e now in PH, priced from P5,990 [$121].)

(June 25: An update for the Philippines! Read Soon in PH: P6,990 [$140] OPPO A12, P11,990 [$240] OPPO A52.)

Unlike the others (and the likely soon-to-be-unveiled OPPO A52), which have mid-tier specs, the A12 is an affordable, entry-level smartphone powered by a MediaTek processor.

So just how affordable is OPPO’s newest entry in the A series? According to local listings, the OPPO A12 is priced at Rp2,499,000 (around P8,174 or $161) in Indonesia for the 4GB RAM variant. The cheaper 3GB version doesn’t have a price yet, but we’ll probably know tomorrow after the official online launch.

The official launch is scheduled for tomorrow, April 21

As of the specs, the chipset inside is a MediaTek Helio P35 with 32GB or 64GB of expandable storage. The Helio P35 is also used in the OPPO A31, which launched in the Philippines last month for P8,990 ($177). Unfortunately, the phone runs ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, even though Android 10-ColorOS 7 is already out for many OPPO devices, including the newly announced ones.

On the back, the OPPO A12 features a dual-camera setup that pairs a 13-megapixel camera with a 2-megapixel depth sensor for portrait shots. It also includes a physical fingerprint reader for secure authentication, as well as a reflective diamond-pattern design in black and blue colors.

SEE ALSO: OPPO Ace 2 gaming-focused phone launched

The selfie camera in the waterdrop notch up front has a 5-megapixel sensor. The screen sports a 1,520 x 720 resolution across 6.22 inches and is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top to protect the panel against scratches. Elsewhere, the OPPO A12 is equipped with a 4,230mAh battery for all-day battery life.

OPPO A12 specs

  • 6.22-inch waterdrop LCD display, HD+ resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 processor
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB expandable storage
  • Dual 13-megapixel (main), 2-megapixel (depth) rear cameras
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted)
  • 4,230mAh battery
  • ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 12 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.