02 January 2020
As we were hearing whispers for quite some time, Oppo has finally made two new smartphones named Oppo A91 and Oppo A8 in China. Both of these are newest members of Oppo's one of the best-selling A-series but differ in terms of what they bring to the table. The latter is more of an entry-level device with affordable pricing.
The Oppo A91 sports a 6.4-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display. It is a notched display panel with a tall 20:9 aspect ratio, DC dimming 2.0, and even an eye protection mode support. Under the hood, it has the MediaTek Helio P70 processor paired with 8GB of RAM. The phone has been released in only one 128GB storage option with microSD card support.
It is a quad-camera phone as the back panel features a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultrawide angle lens with 119-degree Field of View, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. The selfie camera is a 16-megapixel sensor placed within the notch on the front panel.
The whole package is powered by a 4,025mAh battery with support for VOOC 4.0 fast charging. It is claimed to be capable of offering a 50% charge within 30 minutes of charging time. It will be running ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9 Pie out of the box. Other noteworthy features include an in-display fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.0, and Game Boost 2.0 mode.
Oppo has priced the Oppo A91 at CNY 1,999 (about $285) for the sole 8GB/128GB variant. It has been released in Blue, Red, and Black color options with the first sale scheduled for December 26th.
The Oppo A8 is a budget smartphone with a 6.5-inch HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels) IPS display with a notch and eye protection mode. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio P35 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. The smartphone comes with a triple rear camera setup including a 12-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. It also has an 8-megapixel front camera for taking selfies and video calls.
There is a 4,230mAh battery to keep the lights on and it runs ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9 Pie. It also has a fingerprint scanner on the back, a microUSB port, Bluetooth 4.2, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Oppo A8 has been priced at CNY 1,199 (about $171) with sales kicking off on December 26th.