OPPO A3s Specs, Price, Key Features, Availability

Today - July 13, 2018, Global tech company OPPO Mobile released a new entry-level Android smartphone in India -- and considering that the Philippines gets similar OPPO handset models, I think this one is most likely slated to be launched here soon.

Donning an official suggested retail price of 11,000 Indian Rupees or around PHP 8,600 with current conversion, the OPPO A3s - I think - has three key selling points or highlights.

OPPO A3s Philippines

First, it has a very large 6.2-inch HD+ display, which should ensure enjoyable movie viewing and 3D gaming experience on the go. The screen also has a tall 19:9 aspect ratio, which allowed the company to increase its size without making the handset's footprint bigger. (Oh, and the display also has a notch on top, which has proven to be quite polarizing amongst users. Personally, I'm good with it.)

Second, OPPO A3s is powered by an Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor that incorporates an Adreno 506 GPU. Although it's hardly the most powerful chipset out there, it's nonetheless good enough given the price of the device. If you just use your smartphone for browsing the web, updating social media apps, snapping photos, listening to music, and playing light games, Snapdragon 450 should be able to provide a decent mobile experience.

Finally, this smartphone has a massive 4,230 mAh battery, which should ensure extended uptime. If you hate always lugging around a powerbank or charging your handset in the office in the middle of the day just to make sure that it will have enough juice on your way home in the evening, you'll definitely appreciate this feature of the OPPO A3s.

As for imaging capabilities, this model has a 13 MegaPixel + 2 MP Dual Rear Camera module that enables bokeh effect on portrait shots as well as an 8 MegaPixel front facing camera that's powered by OPPO's AI Beauty technology that captures the real you.

One area where I think OPPO A3s could have been better is in terms of RAM and ROM. But the good thing is that the handset has a dedicated microSD card slot so - at least - you can get more storage for your large files without sacrificing the phone's Dual SIM Dual Standby capability.

OPPO A3s is available in two classy and eye-catching colors, namely, Dark Purple and Red.

Stay tuned for updates on this affordable Android smartphone's availability here in the Philippines. Off hand, I'm guessing this model will be announced here within the next two weeks.

OPPO A3s Specs
156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2 mm
168 grams
6.2 inches HD+ 720 x 1520 pixels, IPS Display
88.8% Screen to Body Ratio
Dual Rear Camera: 13 MegaPixels + 2 MegaPixels with LED Flash
8 MegaPixels Front Selfie Camera
Color OS 5.1
Android 8.1 Oreo Operating System
1.8 GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Processor
Adreno 506 GPU
16GB ROM or Internal Storage
Dedicated microSD Card Slot
Full HD 30fps Front and Back Video Recorder
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
Facial Recognition (TBC)
Dual nanoSIM
microUSB 2.0 Charging Port
Non-Removable Li-Ion 4,230 mAh Battery
Polycarbonate Shell, 2.5D Glass Face
Red and Dark Purple

OPPO A3s Price
Official Price in India: 11,000 INR
Price Guesstimate in the Philippines: PHP 9,000
Release Date in India: July 13, 2018

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