Last week, OPPO launched its latest high-end smartphone OPPO R15 in China. Now, the company came up with a budget smartphone called OPPO A1 for the Chinese market. The OPPO A1 costs 1499 Yuan in China and will go on sale starting April 1st. While the listing mentioned the OPPO A1 to be available in Cherry Red and Dark Blue color options, there is also a Glossy finish White color variant in the promotional images.
It sports a 5.7-inch display on the front with HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the device comes powered by a 64-bit MediaTek Helio P23 (MT6763T) octa-core processor coupled with Mali G71 MP2 GPU. It includes 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be further expandable using the MicroSD card slot. OPPO is completely ditching the fingerprint sensor in favor of face unlock.
According to the listing, the device detects 128 points on the face for secure facial recognition. Talking about the cameras, the OPPO A1 sports a 13MP camera on the rear with LED flash and an 8MP front camera. The device is backed by a 3,180mAh non-removable battery and lacks the fast charging support. While the power button and sim card slot are on the right edge, the volume rocker is placed on the left edge.
Since the device comes with minimal bezels, the company is offering on-screen navigation buttons. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. As seen with the earlier launched OPPO A-series devices, the new OPPO A1 might also launch in the other Asian markets in the coming weeks.