The Chinese mobile major OPPO has launched a new selfie focused smartphone for its youth customers in India. The model A57 which will be available for sale from February 3 , 2017 from leading ecommerce platforms like Flipkart, Amazon India. The new model was launched at Bengaluru which will be available in Gold colour variant.
In India Oppo A57 is available at a price of Rs 14,990 (US$221). The same model when launched in China was available in roughly INR 16000 last November. It has a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) LCD display with 2.5D curved glass. Specs include a Snapdragon 435 SoC with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage (expandable up to 128GB with microSD card). Design wise it draws its inspiration from iPhone design. The smartphone runs on Android 6.o Marshmallow.
Being a selfie smartphone the Oppo A57 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/2.2, and PDAF, along with an LED flash module. At the front of smartphone, it has a 16-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. The Oppo A57 also has a fingerprint scanner mounted on the physical home button in the front.
Connectivity features in A57 include 4G LTE, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB, Bluetooth v4.1, and 3.5mm audio jack. The Oppo A57 measures 149.1×72.9×7.65mm in dimension and weighs in at 147 grams. It has a decent 2900mAh battery.
Briefing on the launch occasion , Sky Li, Oppo VP and Managing Director of International Mobile Business, said, “When we saw the demand for the great 16-megapixel selfie camera on the F1s, we set out to bring that experience to an even wider range of users. The A57 brings consumers premium photography and advanced features, like the industry-leading fingerprint reader, that goes well beyond the conventional boundaries for this price segment.”