Back in September, we got to take a look at the leak of one of the Oppo devices, the Oppo A7. Now it seems that the device which was leaked by a big specs sheet has finally taken a form and has been released in China. Following the tradition of the waterdrop notch, which was started by the Oppo R17 and then followed by OnePlus 6T, this new phone by Oppo also comes with the similar design. What’s more is that the Oppo A7 packs a Snapdragon 450 SoC along with a massive 4230mAh battery and debuts with all this in the mid-range price segment. Read ahead to know more about the Oppo A7. Essentially, the Oppo A7 boasts of similar hardware setup as the Realme 2.
Oppo A7: Specifications and Features
When the leaks about the phone were spotted back in September, all we had in our hands was the spec-sheet and no hint about the design of the phone. However, now it seems that the specifications listed in the leaked list have made their way to the device. As for the design, we get to see the waterdrop notch on top of the Oppo A7 with slim bezels. On the rear side, we get to look at a horizontally oriented dual rear camera setup which comes with golden accents and is paired with a LED flash.
Further, Oppo has also remarked that this phone comes with the HyperBoost technology which was announced last month. To recall, this technology will help the Oppo A7 attain 31.91% shorter loading time along with 100 times faster adjustment for hardware frequency, meaning that instead of the standard 20-millisecond adjustment which is spotted on the Android Linux kernel will be done only in 0.2 milliseconds owing to the HyperBoost technology.
The Oppo A7 sports a 6.2-inch display rendering a resolution of 1520×720 pixels on-screen. As for hardware, the phone sports the Snapdragon 450 chipset paired with the Adreno 406 GPU for graphics. This SoC will be paired with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM depending on the variant, while the phone will offer 32GB or 64GB of storage along with a microSD card slot for expansion. On the camera and imaging front, the phone sports a dual rear camera setup comprising of a 13MP primary sensor with a f/2.2 aperture, with the secondary sensor being a 2MP shooter with a f/2.4 aperture. The front snapper on this phone is a 16MP sensor which comes with a f/2.0 aperture. On the software front, the phone boots the Color OS 5.2 which Oppo’s custom UI based on Android Oreo.
Oppo A7 Pricing
Right now, the Oppo A7 has gone live for pre-orders in China and awaits its launch in other countries. In China, the phone bears a price tag of CNY 1,599 which translates to approximately Rs 16,500. However, in other countries, the phone will be priced a little bit higher, like in Nepal, where the device bears a price tag of NPR 35,790 which translates to approximately Rs 22,200. As for the colour options, Oppo will offer the device in Glaze Blue, Glaring Gold, and Powder Pink variants.
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