Oppo has silently introduced its new A-series handset, the A30, in China. The new Oppo A30 is now listed on the company’s China site without any pricing or availability details. Notably, is identical to theOnePlus X Champagne Edition, both in terms of looks and specifications.
According to the company listing, the Oppo A30 features a 5-inch full-HD display and is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974 SoC clocked at 2.3GHz clubbed with 3GB of RAM. To note MSM8974 doesn’t distinguish between the Snapdragon 800 or Snapdragon 801, even including clock speed, unless the revision number is mentioned. It’s otherwise identical to the OnePlus X, which sports the Snapdragon 801, so it is being speculated by publications to carry the latter. The smartphone packs 16GB of built-in storage while there is no word on the expandable storage of the handset.
It supports single Nano-SIM and supports 4G LTE connectivity. The company’s listing confirms that the Oppo A30 will also support LTE bands in India. The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based Oppo A30 will pack a 2525mAh battery. It measures 140x69x6.9mm and weighs 138 grams. The Oppo A30 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. It also houses an 8-megapixel front camera on board. With identical specifications to the OnePlus X, and we can expect the Oppo A30 to be priced similarly. The Oppo A30 includes proximity, ambient light sensor, and accelerometer sensors.
The Chinese company has also been rumoured to work on a handset dubbed A35 which was reported to pass Tenaa, a Chinese telecommunications certification authority.
Oppo, earlier this month, started selling the camera-focused F1 smartphone in India. Priced at Rs. 15,990, the dual-SIM (Micro-SIM + Nano-SIM) supporting smartphone runs on ColorOS 2.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The Oppo F1 sports an aluminium body and is slim at 7.25mm.
The highlight of the smartphone is its camera. The Oppo F1 bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and single LED flash. It also includes an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with wider f/2.0 aperture (1/ 4-inch sensor) along with software features such as Beautify 3.0, 8 live colour filters, and more. The display also doubles as the flash in low-light environments.