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OPPO has quietly announced a new smartphone with vibrant colors just a few days after unveiling the flagship devices OPPO R15 and OPPO R15 Dream Mirror. We are talking about OPPO A1 that goes on official in China without any kind f in-advance announcement. The newly launched device comes with really catchy and lively colors.

OPPO A1 – Features

The overall design of OPPO A1 has been kept simple but classy. There is a 2.5D glass covering the display with rounded corners and a single camera with LED flash on the rear. OPPO has revealed only a few features of the A1 so far as the smartphone will be offered for sale from April 1 and complete specs sheet will be shared by then.

However, what we know as of writing is that the OPPO A1 comes with 5.7-inch panel that comes in 18:9 aspect ratio and unknown resolution. It also has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with an option of expandable memory by using microSD card slot. Although OPPO A1 will be running on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box but don’t know the embedded chipset so far.

On the camera front, OPPO A1 is equipped with a 13MP sensor at the rear along with LED flash for brighter portraits in low-light conditions. Another 8MP lens is fitted on the front for selfie lovers that is also used for making video calls and unlocking the device through Face Unlock.

Yes, OPPO has decided to adopt less secure security feature that is Face Unlock instead of the trendy and more secure fingerprint sensor; a surprising factor for us though. Moreover, a battery backup of 3180 mAh is also there that is meant to last a day long for normal usage of the device.

As we said earlier, the main attraction for us are the color options – Dark Blue, Cherry Red and White. The first two colors have matte finish while the white one seems to be covered in glass as it is reflective in design.

OPPO A1 – Pricing and Availability

OPPO China has started taking pre-orders for OPPO A1 in blue and red colors with price tag of CNY 1399 (~$220, PKR 25,400) while the first shipment will be kicked off on April 1. The OPPO A1 on April 1 – a nice coincidence!!!

Stay tuned to Phone Smart to know the availability and price tag for OPPO A1 in your country or region.