14 September 2021
Oppo has officially unveiled a new budget smartphone named Oppo A16s in Europe. The phone is identical to the Oppo A16 launched in Indonesia last month. The major difference is that the "s" variant features a higher RAM and onboard storage configuration along with NFC support.
The Oppo A16s sports a 6.52-inch HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels) display with a dew-drop notch. The panel offers the standard 60Hz refresh rate with 480 nits of peak brightness and 269ppi pixel density. Under the hood, it has the MediaTek Helio G35 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The phone has a single 64GB onboard storage variant with microSD card support.
There is a triple camera module on the top left corner of the back panel in the camera department. It features a 13-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, a 2-megapixel macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The front camera on the phone is an 8-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and housed within the notch.
The whole package is powered by a 5,000mAh battery that should last at least a day with ease. It will run ColorOS 11 based on Android 11 out of the box. Other noteworthy features include NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port, Bluetooth v5, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Oppo A16s has been priced at EUR 149 for the sole 4GB/64GB variant. The available color options include Crystal Black and Pearl Blue.