While Xiaomi and Honor are launching new smartphones with aggressive price tags, OPPO still going with the sub Rs. 15,000 price tag with below par specifications. As we reported earlier, the new OPPO A83 is officially launched in India for Rs. 13,990. The device will be sold via online and offline stores starting January 20th. The OPPO A83 will be competing with the Xiaomi Mi A1, Honor 7X, and the newly launched Honor 9 Lite smartphones.
The smartphone comes with the same specification as seen on the Chinese variant. It sports a HD+ 18:9 display on the front with the metal unibody design. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box and we don’t expect the company to release the Android 8.0 Oreo update anytime soon. The company also replaced the fingerprint sensor with Face Unlock on the new OPPO A83.
Exclusive: OPPO A83 18:9 Smartphone with Face Unlock to Cost Rs. 13,990
Earlier: (January 15th, 2018) – OPPO launched three smartphones under the F5 series with the new 18:9 display technology. Now, the company is all set to launch a new 18:9 smartphone in the Indian market. OPPO is going to launch the OPPO A83 smartphone which was already launched last month in China. According to our exclusive source, the OPPO A83 will cost Rs. 13,990 and goes on sale starting January 20th.
Much like any other OPPO smartphones, the new OPPO A83 also comes with a metal unibody design. It sports a 5.7-inch IPS display with HD+ (1440 × 720 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is the MediaTek Helio P23 octa-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz. The device packs 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be expandable up to 128GB via a MicroSD card.
In the camera department, the OPPO A83 sports a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and an 8MP front camera for selfies and video calls. The OPPO A83 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat based ColorOS out of the box. We don’t expect the company to release the Android 8.0 Oreo update anytime soon. It is backed by a 3,180mAh non-removable battery that might give at least a single day of usage.
The company completely ditched the fingerprint sensor on this smartphone. Instead, OPPO is offering Face Unlock feature to unlock the device using facial recognition. Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and MicroUSB 2.0 port. It measures 150.5 × 73.1 × 7.7 mm and weighs 143 grams. The device also supports dual SIM dual standby and offers VoLTE connectivity.