OPPO is set to announce a new budget smartphone, but it looks like somebody already pulled the curtains. A new member of its A-series is listed on the company’s regional websites in Malaysia and Pakistan.
The OPPO A71 is the name of the phone, and it has a 5.2-inch HD display and a clean-looking unibody. The rear doesn’t show any visible antenna lines.
The handset is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 processor with the Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. It comes with an ample 3GB of memory and 16GB of internal storage. For mobile photography, it has a 13-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash and 5-megapixel selfie camera. It’s quite unusual to see the front-facing camera to have this low a number of pixels from OPPO, but the famed beauty mode is still available.
Battery capacity is rated at 3000mAh and we have LTE connectivity with dual-SIM card slots. The phone runs Android Nougat with OPPO’s custom UI called ColorOS 3.1 on top.
It’s currently available for purchase in Malaysia with a price tag of MYR 858 (US$ 202). Black and gold color options are available for the A71.
The phone is also set to be available soon in other Asian countries including the Philippines.
Update: The A71 has been launched earlier today in the Philippines with a price of PhP 8,990 for both offline and online retailers. It’ll be available beginning tomorrow, September 8.