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Oppo A3 officially announced for China

The Oppo A3 gets with the times, prominently featuring the trendy notch. (Source: Oppo)
The Oppo A3 gets with the times, prominently featuring the trendy notch. (Source: Oppo)
Oppo's A3 smartphone is among the first mid-rangers to feature the trendy notched display, which usually comes with high-end models. Also included are a large 6.2-inch FHD+ LCD and the MediTek Helio P60 octa-core SoC clocked at 2.0 GHz coupled with 4 GB of RAM and an impressive 128 GB storage capacity. The rear cam gets a 16 MP sensor, while the selfie shooter gets only 8 MP.

Mostly found on high-end models, the infamous iPhone X screen notch is already getting featured in more affordable smartphones like the new F7 or A3 from Oppo. While this choice is clearly related to what is currently trendy, the Oppo A3 thankfully also snagged some helpful features from the more expensive models, including pseudo facial recognition and AI-enhanced imagining effects.

Even though it is a mid-range model, the Oppo A3 comes with a 19:9 6.2-inch LCD screen capable of FHD+ resolutions. The octa-core SoC powering this device is a MediaTek Helio P60 clocked at 2 GHz, which also integrates a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The 4 GB of RAM might not be unheard of on a mid-range model, but the 128 GB storage is quite rare for these devices. As far as camera setups are concerned, the A3 only integrates a single 16 MP sensor on the back and an 8 MP one on the front.

Due to its large screen, the A3 weighs in at 0.33 lbs, but Oppo was kind enough to supply a 3,400 mAh battery. The back glass case features an interesting angular design and will be available in black, silver, pink and red. The phone will be running Android 8.1 out of the box, together with Oppo’s Color OS 5.0 launcher.

The Oppo A3 will be released in early May for ~US$332, but it is going to be available only in China for the time being.

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The 19:9 aspect ratio is particularly great for watching movies. (Source: Oppo)
The 19:9 aspect ratio is particularly great for watching movies. (Source: Oppo)

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-04-27 (Update: 2018-04-27)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.