Despite a slew of mid-range to flagship handsets, Chinese manufacturer Oppo had never paid much heed to their budget offering. Apparently though there is a new budget phone in the making. An alleged device dubbed A33 was reported to have passes TENAA certification in China today.
Going by the specs of the device, it seems like Oppo A33 will sit at the bottommost price category of the Chinese OEM. The device touts a 5 inch qHD (960x540) IPS display with a 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 SoC under the hood. This budget Qualcomm chip is strapped to a modest Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM. In terms of storage the Oppo A33 comes with 16GB ROM (internal storage). The Dual SIM device supports 4G LTE connectivity.
The optics of the budget device is handled by a 8MP AF camera with LED flash and a 5MP selfie shooter. The speaker grill is located at the back left side of the device. The leaked images also show a golden rim running down the side of the device.
The Oppo A33 runs on Android Lollipop 5.1.1 with the company's own Color OS on top. Just like most other Oppo handsets the A33 is quite slim with dimensions of 142.7 x 71.7 x 7.55mm. It is however slightly on the heavier side at 142g. The details about the battery on the inside isn't known as of yet.
Having passes TENAA certification, we can expect an imminent launch of the Oppo A33 in China. According to some media speculations Oppo will be pricing the device at CNY800 (Rs8, 000 approx.). However it still isn't clear whether Oppo will bring the budget device to its international market. Just in case the device does land up in India, it will surely face some tough time battling out with the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime, YU Yureka Plus, and Lenovo K3 Note among others.