Oppo A79 is the latest smartphone from the Chinese OEM to go official in its homeland. The BBK Electronics backed company recently launched its flagship selfie-focused Oppo F5 in India. The Oppo A79, on the other hand, is a mid-range offering despite sharing a similar 18:9 display with its premium brother.
Just days before the official launch the Oppo A79 was spotted on TENAA, where most of its specifications were revealed. Design wise, the smartphone shares a lot in common with the Oppo F5. Apparently, most Oppo smartphones are more or less similar in appearance, once we move upwards of the $200 mark.
The Oppo A79 comes with a 6 inch 18:9 FullView AMOLED display. Its protected by a 2.5D curved glass on top. The panel has minimal bezels on its top and bottom, thereby giving the Oppo A79 a compact form factor. The presence of such smaller bezels comes at the cost of the fingerprint reader, which has now been relocated to the rear of the device. Under the hood, the Oppo A79 comes powered by a Mediatek Helio P23octa-core processor. This is coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It can further be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card slot.
The camera department of the new Oppo is manned by a 16MP f/1.8 aperture rear shooter. It is complimented by a 16MP f/2.0 selfie snapper. Both the cameras come with 5P lenses. Moreover, the front camera on the Oppo A79 comes with a facial recognition feature. The Face Unlock is expected to be decently fast considering the fact, that Oppo’s sister concern OnePlus has mastered this feature in its recently launched 5T. In fact, the OnePlus 5T manages to beat the iPhone X when it comes to unlocking speed. That said, it isn’t deemed to be as safe as the one offered on the Apple.
Additionally, the Oppo A79 packs a 3,000mAH battery which is powered by Oppo’s VOOC fast charging. It runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1 with Colos OS 3.2 on top. The smartphone is priced at 2,399 Yuan (Rs 23,515/$363 approx.) It comes in two color options namely Champagne Gold and Black. Oppo has already started pre-orders of the smartphone in China.
Oppo A79 Specifications
- 6-inch 18:9 FullView AMOLED Display with 2.5D Curved Glass
- 2.3GHz Mediatek Helio P23 Octa Core Processor with 770MHz Mali G71 MP2 GPU
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB Internal Storage + Up to 128GB External Storage
- 16MP f/1.8 Rear Camera
- 16MP f/2.0 Front Camera
- 3,000mAh Battery with VOOC Charging
- Android Nougat 7.1.1 with Color OS 3.2