Oppo’s affordable ‘A’ smartphone range has seen several launches this past year. Oppo A16 is the latest addition to this series. This device replaces the Oppo A15, which was also a budget smartphone last year. This latest offering from the company was introduced in Indonesia, with features such as the entry-level Helio G35 SoC or triple-rear camera modules. Below is the complete spec sheet and the anticipated global launch timeline.
The Oppo A16 budget handset is the same as its predecessor, the Oppo A15. This handset is a major upgrade to the model from the previous generation. Both smartphones have the same display, camera and battery setup. The Oppo A16 runs on the octacore Helio G35 processor. The Oppo A15 used the same MediaTek chipset, but it was from the ‘P series (Helio P35). The A16’s Helio G35 SoC and 3GB RAM are combined with IMG GE8320 GPU. The 32GB of onboard storage is available, but the device also supports external microSD cards for expansion. This entry-level smartphone runs Android 11 OS with Color OS 11.1 skin. It has the same IPS LCD screen as the previous generation, measuring 6.5 inches. This panel has a standard resolution of 720x 1600 pixels HD+ and 269 PPI pixel density. It also has a peak brightness rating of 480 nits.
This panel features a waterdrop notch that houses an 8MP camera and an f/2.0 aperture to take selfies. This is just one of the many upgrades this device offers over its predecessor. Three sensors are used in the rear camera setup as with the previous generation-model. Oppo A16 features a 13MP rear camera, which is complemented by a pair 2MP sensors for macro and depth photography. Oppo A16 has a side-mounted fingerprint reader for security. It also offers standard connectivity options. It comes with 4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi dual-band Wi, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 3.5mm headphone jack. To keep the lights on, the smartphone has a 5,000 mAh battery.
Oppo announced the A16 for IDR 1,999, which roughly translates into Rs. 10,000. The A16 is available in three color options: Space Silver, Pearl Blue and Crystal Black. Oppo has yet to announce the A16’s international availability. We await the brand’s announcement of its arrival details in India and other countries.