After originally introducing the new A71 in Pakistan a week ago, Oppo has today launched the smartphone in India for a sum of Rs 9,990. The handset comes with an AI-powered selfie mode, an upgraded processor and will be available in two color options — Gold and Black exclusively on Flipkart.
As far as the specifications are concerned, the Oppo A71 comes with a compact 5.2-inch 720p screen on the front. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 octa-core chipset, a significant bump from the dated MediaTek MT6750. There’s 3GB of RAM, Adreno 506 GPU, and a 3,000mAh battery. The phone runs on Android Nougat and the company’s own ColorOS 3.1. Sadly, it lacks a fingerprint sensor and face unlock feature isn’t available either.
The A71 is compatible with dual-SIM and features 16GB of onboard storage which can be expanded via a MicroSD card. The camera arrangement includes a 13-megapixel f/2.2 rear sensor and a 5-megapixel f/2.4 lens for selfies. Speaking of selfies, Oppo has also bundled its artificially intelligent beauty feature which is “based on a global image database that serves as an experienced photographer, who knows your beauty and will offer the most suitable beautify effect for you”.
Commenting further on the launch, Will Yang, Brand Director, OPPO India, stated, “We invest immense focus on bringing our fans and consumers the best photography experience together with exquisite design. We have been leading the Selfie industry in the Indian market with our products for which we have received an overwhelming appreciation, especially from the youth. With the launch of OPPO A71(3GB), equipped with AI Beauty Technology and stronger performance we are confident to take our efforts a step-ahead in our selfie journey.”
Oppo A71 (2018) Specifications
- 5.2-inch 720p display
- Dimensions: 148.1 x 73.8 x 7.6 mm; Weight: 137g.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core chipset, 8x Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz
- 3GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable via a MicroSD card
- 3000mAh battery
- Android 7.1 Nougat, ColorOS 3.1
- Rear Camera: 13-megapixel, f/2.2, LED flash
- Front Camera: 5-megapixel, f/2.4
- Dual-SIM compatible