Off late, Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has been releasing a number of devices in the native market. The company has already created a fear among the existing Android smartphone makers with its N1 and Find 7 smartphones. However, these are the high-end smartphones from the copmany.
In the mean time, Oppo recently unveiled its latest mid-range handset called the Oppo Joy in the Indonesian market. Oppo is offering Joy in Black and White color variants at the price of Rp. 1,699, 000 (approx. Rs. 8,900). But the company has not revealed any information regarding whether the device will set its foot in other markets, including India at the moment.
Talking about the specs of the newly launched Joy, Oppo has included a 4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) WVGA IPS sensitive touch screen display. The phone also works with the glove on, as it also features a 'Glove Mode'.
It is powered by a 1.3 GHz dual core processor coupled with 512MB RAM. It runs on Android 4.2-based on company's Color ROM.
In the imaging segment, Oppo Joy features a basic 3-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing shooter as well.
Connectivity options include 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS and Oppo has also included a dual SIM (normal + micro) slot in the device.
The affordable handset houses a native storage capacity of 4GB, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. Lastly the handset is powered by a 1700 mAh battery.
To talk about the competition, if it gets launched in India at the above translated price the Oppo Joy will still not catch up with the competitive pricing of the Indian devices, as the low-end smartphones which are being offered by the Indian vendors have better specs and much more affordable as well. Thus Oppo might have to re-price the handset if it plans to launch it's latest mid-range offering in India.