Back in June, Oppo had launched the A59 in China for CNY 1,799, which is approximately Rs 18,500. Now, looks like the company is gearing up to launch a new variant of the same smartphone called, the Oppo A59s. The smartphone has been spotted on Chinese regulatory site TENAA, revealing key information about the device. The Oppo A59s is believed to be the successor of the Oppo A59. Based on the leaked information, it seems the company has made quite a few upgrades in the A59s, especially on the storage and camera fronts. Also Read - Oppo A33 with 90Hz display, Snapdragon 460 SoC launched in India: Price, SpecificationsAlso Read - Oppo F17 Pro Diwali Edition launched in India: Check price, offers, features
The TENAA listing, first spotted by techupdate3.com, reveals two images of what is anticipated to be the new Oppo A59s. The images show the front and back panels of the Opps A59s. At the first glance, the design of the smartphone looks quite similar to Apple s iPhone 6s. The smartphone comes with a metallic body at the back and has the camera and LED flash placed at the top left corner just like iPhone 6s. Right below the camera, there is an Oppo logo. Upfront, the image reveals that the smartphone will come with a capsule shaped physical home button. We assume that the home button will double up as the fingerprint scanner as spotted in Oppo A59. Upon looking closely you will also notice the power button placed at the right hand side whereas the volume rockers are placed on the left hand side. On the top, the smartphone features a selfie-camera.
OPPO A59s specifications
As per the TENAA listing, the OPPO A59s features a 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS 2.5D curved display. It is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is expected to be powered by a 64-bit processor octa-core MediaTek MT6750 64-bit processor clocked at 1.5Ghz paired with 4GB of RAM. Also on offer will be a 32GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.
On the camera front, the smartphone is said to sport a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera along with features like Beautify 4.0 and Screen Flash. The smartphone houses a 2,980mAh battery. On the connectivity front, the smartphone supports dual-SIM, 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and USB OTG. The smartphone will run Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
In comparison, the Opps A59 comes with a 5.5-inch HD display. It is powered by a 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6570 octa-core chipset paired with Mali-T860 GPU paired with 3GB of RAM. It also comes with 32GB of built-in storage with further expandable option via a microSD card. ALSO READ: OPPO F1s hands-on and first impressions: One for the selfie lovers
While the rear camera of both the smartphones remains the same at 13-megapixel with LED flash, up front, there is a 16-megapixel camera on the Oppo A59s, which is a major upgrade from 5-megapixel selfie camera on the Oppo A59. The OPPO A59 also features a 3,075mAh battery, and a fingerprint scanner embedded into the home button. However the connectivity and software remains the same for both Oppo A59 and Oppo A59s.
Looks like Oppo is gearing up for the launch of yet another selfie-focused smartphone after the Oppo F-series. However, it remains to be seen if the company launches the A59s for Indian market considering it chose not to launch the Oppo A59.