Following the recent launch of the OPPO Band in China, the Chinese OEM has launched an entry-level smartphone in the Indian market. Powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 SoC, the new OPPO A12 packs in a 6.22-inch HD+ TFT display with a waterdrop-style notch and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The back panel on the device features a 3D Diamond Blaze Design, which resembles the back panel design of Realme C2, a circular fingerprint sensor, and a dual-camera setup.
OPPO A12 Specifications
|Dimensions & Weight||
|SoC||MediaTek Helio P35|
Dedicated microSD slot
|Android Version||ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9|
The OPPO A12 is being offered in two RAM/storage variants, with the base model featuring 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of storage and the other variant featuring 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. In the camera department, the device features a 13MP primary sensor on the back with an f/2.2 lens and a 2MP secondary sensor for depth perception. Over on the front, the device features a 5MP selfie shooter with an f/2.4 lens. The device features a triple-slot SIM tray with support for two nano sims and a microSD card slot for expansion up to 256GB.
Rounding off the hardware is a 4,230mAh battery which, OPPO claims, can last up to 17 hours of online video streaming on a single charge. The OPPO A12 features a micro-USB port for charging and data syncing and doesn’t include any fast charging support. On the software front, the device runs ColorOS 6.1 out of the box, based on Android 9 Pie.
Pricing & Availability
The OPPO A12 has been priced at ₹9,990 (~$130) for the 3GB/32GB variant, while the 4GB/64GB variant will be available for ₹11,490 (~$150). Both the variants will be available in Black and Blue color options. The device will go on sale starting June 10 and OPPO has announced a couple of launch offers for early buyers. These include a 5% cashback on Bank of Baroda credit card EMI and Federal Ban debit card EMI options, six months extended warranty for customers purchasing the device before June 21, and no-cost EMI options on all major credit/debit cards.
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