Oppo A1 with 5.7-inch LCD display, 13MP camera launched

Oppo discreetly launches a new smartphone.


Oppo has discreetly launched its A1 smartphone in China. The device will go on sale starting April 1 and is priced at RMB 1,399 (approx Rs 14,400), according to Helpix.ru. It will ship in Cherry Red, Dark Blue, and Pearly White. The availability of the device for the Indian market is yet to be announced. The highlight of the phone is its 5.7-inch S-IPS LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, but the processor powering the device is still unknown.

Oppo A1 with 5.7-inch LCD display, 13MP camera launched

The smartphone boasts a 13MP rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, while there is an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies. It also has a facial recognition feature but misses out on the fingerprint sensor. The device will draw power from a 3180mAh battery.

Besides, the company will be unveiling its Oppo F7 for the Indian market on March 26, 2018.
The Oppo F7 could feature a 6.23-inch notched LED display. Oppo calls it Super Full Screen and it is said to have FHD+ resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio and 88% screen-to-body ratio. The Full-Screen multitasking feature will also be introduced and it will let users do several things at the same time.

Under its hood, the Oppo F7 could make use of an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 chipset. This chipset was introduced recently and come with AI capabilities. The chipset is manufactured using TSMC's 12nm process. According to the chip maker, the MediaTek P60's AI lets it understand how a user uses the phone and adapt to the usage.

Being the successor to the Oppo F5, which was the first one to arrive with an AI-powered selfie camera, the F7 will bring an improved 25MP sensor to the table. The 25MP selfie camera will be powered by AI and have features such as group selfie beautification and AI-based 16 scene recognition support. The rear camera is said to be a 16MP sensor.

The device will run Android Nougat or Oreo. The Color OS 5.0 will have features such as Face Unlock and Screen Recording as well. A 3400mAh battery will power the Oppo F7 rendering 15 hours of usage on a single charge. While the sales manual does not reveal the RAM and storage capacity, the device is believed to feature 4GB RAM and 64GB storage along with expandable storage space up to 256GB.

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