Oppo has quietly launched a new mid-range smartphone in its A-series. Called Oppo A77, the smartphone is now listed on Oppo’s Taiwanese website for $364, which is approximately Rs 23,400 and will go on pre-orders in Taiwan starting May 19. However, the official availability of the phone will start from May 26. Also Read - OnePlus could soon come under Oppo's shelter, suggests new leaked documentAlso Read - OnePlus phones in future will continue to run OxygenOS despite merger with Oppo: Report
The OPPO A77 features a metal unibody design with a capsule shaped home button on the front, which also doubles as a fingerprint scanner. The smartphone will be offered in gold and rose gold color options.
Oppo A77 specifications, features
The Oppo A77 features a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080p) display. It is powered by MediaTek’s MT6750T octa-core SoC clocked at 1.5GHz and paired with 4GB of RAM. There is also a 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable using a microSD card.
On the camera front, the OPPO A77 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, LED Flash. For selfies and video calling, there is a 16-megapixel front-facing camera of f/2.0 aperture with Beauty 4.0 and Portrait Mode to add DSLR-like blur background effect. It is quite interesting considering that the front camera neither has a dual lens setup, nor does it have auto-focus to be able to add depth-of-field effects.
On the connectivity front, the smartphone offers hybrid dual-SIM support, 4G, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth, and GPS. The smartphone comes with a 3,200mAh battery and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with ColorOS 3.0 UI on top. ALSO READ: Oppo, Vivo, Huawei help take smartphone shipments up by 4% in China in Q1, 2017: Counterpoint
Apart from this, Oppo is also gearing up to launch the R11 and R11 Plus smartphones. There is a possibility that Oppo could launch both smartphones sometime in June. They are likely to come with dual-rear camera setup – a combination twin 20-megapixel sensors, and a single front-facing camera of 20-megapixel resolution. ALSO READ: Oppo F3 Review: The one for your selfies and groupfies