Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO has been releasing new mobiles in its A series starting from OPPO A1 in March and followed by OPPO A3 in April and now, it is OPPO A5 priced at Indian price of Rs.15,560 ($226) that will be launching in China from July 13 in two colour variants - Mirror Blue and Mirror Pink.
Looking at the leaked specifications of OPPO A5 during the TENAA certification, its design is similar to OPPO A3 that is relatively costlier than the former one. The similarities and variations are compared as follows for customer review.
OS of A3 and A5 : Android 8.1 Oreo
Processor of A3 : 2 GHz, Octa Core, Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60
Processor of A5 : 1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
New Oppo A5 showed variations in the type of processor as it has used the latest Snapdragon against the Mediatek.
Display of A3 : 6.2-inch, 1080 x 2280 pixels, IPS LCD
Display of A5 : 6.2-inch, 720 x 1520 pixels, IPS LCD
RAM / Memory of A3 : 4 GB / 128 GB
RAM / Memory of A5 : 4 GB / 64 GB (expandable up to 128 GB)
Corresponding to the price difference, the display and internal memory of A5 is inferior to that of A5 but contrary to this, the battery capacity of A5 (4230 mAh Li-ion) is superior to that of A3 (3400 mAh Li-ion).
Although dual camera set-up is absent in OPPO A3, its front camera of 8 MP with a notch feature is reflected again in the new OPPO A5 model.
Rear Camera of A3 : 16 MP
Rear Camera of A5 : 13 MP + 2 MP
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n ac, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS, microUSB 2.0 port, 3.5mm audio port are the common connectivity features of the new OPPO A5. Fingerprint sensor may not be available and the face-unlocking feature is expected. However, further details about the supporting features could be known only after the launch.