After launching the A75 and A75s in Taiwan, Oppo has launched yet another smartphone, this time in China. Called A83, the USP of the smartphone is its 5.7-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Oppo A83 is priced at RMB 1,399 (which roughly translates to Rs 13,800), and will be offered in Champagne and Black color variants. Also Read - OnePlus phones in future will continue to run OxygenOS despite merger with Oppo: ReportAlso Read - OnePlus - Oppo integration: What this partnership means for smartphone users?
While the smartphone has already gone on pre-order, it will be available starting December 29. As of now, there is no word on whether Oppo plans to bring the smartphone to the Indian shores anytime soon. While most manufacturers have moved the fingerprint scanner at the back, Oppo has skipped it, and has implemented Face Unlock feature instead. Also Read - Best wearable gift ideas under Rs 5,000 for Father's Day 2021
The facial recognition technology on the A83 uses 128 unique feature points of the user s face. Oppo claims that the Face Unlock feature can unlock the smartphone within 0.18 seconds.
Oppo A83 specifications and features
The 5.7-inch LCD display runs at HD+ resolution of 720×1440 pixels. Under the hood is an octa-core SoC clocked at 2.5GHz, but there is no word on whether it is a MediaTek or Qualcomm chipset. It is paired with 4GB of RAM, and 32GB onboard storage, along with a microSD card slot for further expansion up to 256GB.
In the photography department, the smartphone comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies, video calling and Face Unlock feature. In terms of connectivity, you get dual-SIM card support with 4G LTE and VoLTE, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi.
Armed with a 3,090mAh battery, the smartphone misses out of fast charging feature. On the software front, the smartphone runs Android 7.1 Nougat OS with Color OS 3.2 custom skin on top.