Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 460, the first Snapdragon 400 model to incorporate the Kryo architecture, was announced early this year. It’s meant for entry-level and lower-midrange devices. Now, we finally see the 11nm chip in a commercial phone.
(Update, October 28: Whoa! The OPPO A53 2020 is already available on postpaid — in the Philippines!)
(Update, October 25: We learned that the OPPO A53 2020 is coming to the Philippines soon — and that it could be the cheapest phone with a 90Hz screen locally!)
The OPPO A53 2020, the first to use the 460, has been launched without fanfare in Indonesia. The single, 4GB/64GB variant is priced at Rp2,499,000 (around P8,250 or $170) and is now up for preorder both online and offline until August 26.
Available in Fancy Blue and Electric Black colors, the smartphone is expected to go on sale in India, Thailand, and other countries, too. We’ll probably see it in the Philippines as well.
Named like the OPPO model released in 2015, this year’s A53 boasts a 6.5-inch punch-hole screen that has a refresh rate of 90Hz. In the cutout is a 16-megapixel AI selfie camera. And on the back are three sensors; the 13-megapixel one acts as the main camera, while the two 2-megapixel units are for depth-sensing and macro.
Keeping the OPPO A53 2020’s lights on is a big, 5,000mAh battery that supports 18 watts of fast charging. What’s more, the device is already running ColorOS 7.2 based on Android 10.
The OPPO A53 2020 at a glance, courtesy of a video posted by an Indonesian retailer
OPPO A53 2020 specs
- 6.5-inch LCD display, 720 x 1,600 resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 90Hz refresh rate
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor
- Adreno 610 GPU
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB storage, expandable up to 256GB
- Triple 13-megapixel (main), 2-megapixel (macro), and 2-megapixel (depth) rear cameras
- 16-megapixel front camera
- Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted)
- 5,000mAh battery with 18-watt fast charging via USB-C
- ColorOS 7.2 based on Android 10
- Colors: Fancy Blue, Electric Black
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