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5G is now more accessible to consumers with the release of 5G phones that are easier on the pocket. In the Philippines, OPPO is doing its part by launching its most affordable 5G-ready handset yet, priced at just P15,999 (roughly $331 converted).
(Update, May 1: The postpaid plans are out! Details here.)
The OPPO A74 5G is now up for pre-purchase at the company’s official store on Shopee, a month after the 4G version became available locally for P11,999 ($248). Preorder period ends May 4, and availability is scheduled for May 5. At its shop on Lazada, on the other hand, the first day of sale is set for May 9.
You can also get the A74 5G at either Globe Telecom or Smart Communications, but details of the postpaid plans haven’t been announced yet.
The OPPO A74 5G is one of the first phones to use the Snapdragon 840, Qualcomm’s first 5G chip for the masses. The SoC’s Kryo 460 CPU and Adreno 619 GPU are said to each deliver an over-100% performance upgrade over its predecessor.
With a 5,000mAh battery and a Smart Power Saving system, the smartphone should last a day — or perhaps even more, depending on your usage — without any need for charging. It helps that there’s support for 18-watt fast charging, too.
The A74 5G also gets a 6.5-inch 90Hz screen; a 48-megapixel quad-camera rear setup with features such as AI Scene Enhancement 2.0, AI Beautification, and Ultra Clear 108MP Image; 6GB of RAM; 128GB of storage; and Android 11.
“Filipinos are ready to live in the new era of 5G, and OPPO promises to provide Filipinos more 5G smartphone choices that are value for money and can promise an ultimate smartphone experience,” said OPPO Philippines vice president for national sales Zen Han. “The all-new A75 5G is packed with competitive features that will allow you to live life at full speed and is fully equipped with 5G capability, making sure that it can keep up with the go-getter’s digital lifestyle.”
OPPO A74 5G specs
- 6.5-inch IPS LCD display, 2,400 x 1,080 resolution, 90Hz refresh rate
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 8nm processor
- Adreno 619 GPU
- 6GB RAM
- 128GB storage
- Quad rear cameras: 48-megapixel main, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, 2-megapixel macro, and 2-megapixel depth-sensing
- 16-megapixel front camera
- Fingerprint reader (under-display)
- 5,000mAh battery with 18-watt USB-C fast charging
- ColorOS 11.1 based on Android 11
- 162.9mm × 74.7mm × 8.4mm dimensions
- Color options: Fluid Black, Space Silver
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