OPPO has just launched a new smartphone in China, in the mid-range category, the Oppo A31 with a price tag of $160, and this is a Dual SIM smartphone that sits straight into the category that has tough competition and several options for the users to choose from, though most having similar specs.
Boasting a dual-glass design with a metallic frame on the side, the Oppo A31 is no exception when it comes to how well the company designs smartphones. The device has a thickness of 8mm, and it has a 4.5-inch FWVGA display (480 x 854 pixels screen resolution), which doesn’t seem great for what else comes packed in. There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC, quad-core chipset at 1.2 GHz powering the device, along with 1GB of RAM and Adreno 306 GPU.
Oppo’s custom Color OS based on Android 4.4 KitKat runs out-of-the-box, and the device has 8GB internal storage, with a MicroSD card slot offering storage expansion to 128GB. The camera on the back of OPPO A31, is an 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture, with LED flash support. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera.
While both the SIM cards on the OPPO A31 support LTE connectivity, it isn’t limited to any network carrier in China. Right now, we’d be seeing this device with 2000 mAh battery capacity only in the Chinese market, and there are no details about the availability in the other markets. The price tag of $160 looks very decent for the specs, but only the display seems to be a downer in this case.