Chinese Oppo has announced a new smartphone in the new Oppo A series with the name Oppo A1 that comes with advanced features such as face unlock and comes with an 18:9 display. The Oppo A1 comes with similar specifications and designs to the recently launched Oppo A83. The OPPO A1 is priced at 1499 yuan (around $537) and is currently up for pre-orders in China and will be available for sale from April 1st in China.
No details are available about its global debut. It comes with multiple colour options like Dark Blue and Cherry Red colour options. It lacks the fingerprint scanner but comes with support for A. I beauty technology and face unlock to unlock the phone quickly by scanning 128 facial points.
The Oppo A1 features a 5.7-inch 18:9 HD+ full-screen 2.5D curved glass display with 1440 × 720 pixels resolution and is powered by a 2.5GHz octa-core processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM along with 64GB internal storage capacity that is expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card slot. It runs on the Android 7.1 (Nougat) with ColorOS 3.2 out of the box and supports dual SIMs.
It features a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It is backed up by a 3180mAh battery and supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, a 3.5mm audio jack and supports FM Radio. It measures 150.5 × 73.1 × 7.7mm and weighs 143 grams.
Oppo also launched Oppo A75 and A75s last year which are available with Champagne and Black colour options. The Oppo A75 and A75s both feature a 6-inch FHD+ LCD 18:9 full-screen portrait display with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution and are powered by the 2.5GHz 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio P23 MT6763T processor with 770MHz Mali-G71 MP2 GPU. It comes with 4GB of RAM and has 32GB (A75) and 64GB (A75s) of inbuilt storage options with both supporting expandable storage options with up to 256GB of MicroSD card storage.
It runs on the Android 7.1 Nougat OS out of the box with ColorOS 3.2 on top and supports Dual SIM slots. It features a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, F1.8 aperture and a 20-megapixel front-facing camera for selfie lovers with F2.0 aperture. It is backed up by a 3200mAh battery and connectivity options available are 4G LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Wi-Fi 2.4/5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n, OTG and other options as well. It has a fingerprint scanner on the rear side and also supports OPPO AI facial recognition technology. It measures 156.5 x 76 x 7.5mm and weighs 152 grams.