Though the existence and launch of Oppo Find 9 is still uncertain, it looks like Oppo will not stop rolling out new phones. Now, Oppo A57 has been announced in China. It is a camera focused smartphone which will be on sale from December 12 for CNY 1,599. It rounds off to about Rs.15,900 or $230 (USD) approximately.
Specifications and features of Oppo A57
Now that we know that the phone will launch on December 12, we should proceed to other things. Let us take a quick look at all its chief specifications and features, shall we?
Oppo A57 comes with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD HD display with a pixel density of 283ppi. It also has a 2.5D curved glass on top.
The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC with Cortex-A53 processors clocked at 1.4GHz. It has been paired with Adreno 505 GPU.
On the camera front, it offers an impressive 16MP camera with many features. These include Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), Aperture 2.0, 1.12nm pixels and a LED flash. Along with that, it also has a 13MP front shooter for selfies and video calls.
Oppo A57 comes with 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of internal storage. You increase the storage capacity up to 128GB with the help of a micro SD card.
It runs on Oppo Color OS 3.0 which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
It offers a number of sensors like Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Ambient Light sensor.
All the basic connectivity tools are on board. These are Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS and USB support.
Oppo A57 draws its power from a 2900mAh non-removable battery.
More about Oppo A57
Oppo A57 has a metal body which measures 149.10 x 72.90 x 7.65 and weighs just 147 grams. It is a dual SIM smartphone with support for 4G networks.
The USP of this device is undoubtedly its camera. The combination of 16MP + 13MP will is definitely too tempting for people who love to click. It does not matter if you love clicking yourself or the scenery; both the sides offer impressive camera lenses.
It is a great budget phone if you love photography and do not want to spend a fortune to buy a flagship. However, if you are looking for a phone with good performance, then you might not like it. It is pretty clear that instead of focussing on performance, Oppo decided to focus on the camera.
Price and availability
The phone has just been announced in China. It will be up for grabs on December 12. Oppo A57 will be launched with a retail price of CNY 1,599 which means around $231 (USD) or Rs.15,900. Just like every other Oppo device, it is still a mystery whether the phone will launch in India or not. Let alone India, we don’t even know if they will launch it outside China or not.
It will be initially launched in two colour variants – Gold and Rose Gold. What do you think about the Oppo A57? Would you be interested in it? Do you think the compromise on performance for the camera is justified? Share your views with us. Stay tuned for more updates.