OPPO has made somewhat of a resurgence recently. First, there was the high-end Oppo Find X, and now according to a report from MySmartPrice, there’s more to come. The low-end OPPO A3s has been leaked, complete with promotional images and specifications. We’ve known the company to focus largely on low-end hardware and mid-rangers in the past, so this is somewhat a return to the norm for the company. The OPPO A3s promises some interesting features for a low-end device including “AI Beauty 2.0”, “Music Party” mode, and facial unlock. Facial unlock does supplement the lack of a fingerprint sensor, but the rest of the device looks pretty decent. A big battery, dual cameras and, oh, it has a notch.
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 and 2GB of RAM, the OPPO A3s is set to be your standard low-end smartphone. It’s certainly not going to be a powerhouse, but its main attraction comes from its cameras. With a dual rear camera comprised of a primary 13MP f/2.2 aperture sensor and a secondary 2MP f/2.4 aperture sensor, it could very well be a decent shooter on a budget. The front camera is a single 8MP f/2.2 shooter as well.
Other than that, the display may also be an attractive factor to many. While it’s a 6.2-inch display at 720p, an edge-to-edge display is something often reserved for flagship devices, including the presence of a notch. That may irk some users, but it’s clear that the notch is here to stay. The Music Party feature is very much a gimmick though as it allows two OPPO A3s owners to play music at the same time, something we’ve seen on devices from Huawei and Honor in the past.
And that’s not even getting into the huge 4230mAh battery. With the low-power Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, the battery life should be phenomenal. We do need to wait on users to get their devices to see that though just like we need to wait to see the real-world camera quality. We can’t expect much given the low-end specifications, but it seems that the company is aiming for better than what the competition can provide. You can check out the full specifications below.
OPPO A3s Specifications
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450|
|Camera||Rear: 13MP (f/2.2) + 2MP (f/2.4)|
Front: 8MP (f/2.2)
|Storage||16GB storage + microSD card support|
|Display||6.2-inch 1520×720 IPS LCD|
|Audio||3.5mm headphone jack, speaker|
|Ports||MicroUSB port, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Miscellaneous||OTG supported, Dual Nano-SIM|