Oppo has launched its all new A57 selfie smartphone in its home market, China. The new smartphone packs in new and updated hardware along with a 16MP selfie camera and will go on sale in China on 12 December for CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs 16,000).
The design is similar to smartphones from Oppo that are currently available in the market like the F1 Plus and the F1s. It features a rounded design almost non-existent antenna lines, hinting that it could be made of plastic and not metal (keeping the price in mind).
There’s a 5.2-inch HD LCD display that features a 2.5D glass screen for protection. Inside, we get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 clocked at 1.4GHz with a 505GPU to handle graphics. There’s 3GB RAM and 32GB storage which can be expanded via a microSD card slot (up to 128GB).
Coming to the cameras, Oppo offers a 16MP front-facing camera up front and a 13MP camera with PDAF on the rear-side. There’s a static home button on the front which also features a fingerprint reader inside.
Connectivity options include, 4G LTE radios, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi, and a USB port placed at the bottom of the handset. A 2,900mAh battery completes the package.
If you haven’t noticed by now, the Oppo A57 comes pretty close to the recently announcedVivo V5. While the Vivo V5 competes with Oppo’s F1s smartphone in India, an upgrade to a Snapdragon 435 could do wonders for Oppo, considering that the V5 packs in a 20MP selfie camera. Oppo recently upgraded it F1s with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.