Following the flagship, Oppo R11s and the recently launched Oppo F5, Oppo has added yet smartphone that flaunts an 18:9 display. The Chinese handset maker has unveiled its latest mid-range smartphone, the Oppo A79 in China.
The all-new Oppo A79 features a 6-inch OLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone has 2160 x 1080 pixels stretched across the tall display. The top and bottom bezels are trimmed to make it look near bezel-less (colloquially speaking).
Talking about the design, the Oppo A79 looks nearly identical to the R11s. However, the innards on the new mid-range Oppo phone differ to that of the flagship device. While the R11s comes powered by Qualcomm 660 mobile platform, the Oppo A79 has a 2.5GHz MediaTek Helio P23 octa-core processor under the hood.
The phone comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage with an expandable storage support for up to 256GB with a microSD card. The Oppo A79 packs a standard 3000mAh battery and has VOOC fast charging support as well.
As far as optics are concerned, the phone features a 16MP unit up front with f/2.0 aperture. At the back, it has a 16-megapixel camera too but with f/1.8 aperture. On the software front, the A79 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with company’s proprietary ColorOS 3.2 layered on top.
The new Oppo handset is listed on the company’s Chinese website with a price tag of CNY 2,399 (roughly Rs 23,500). The Oppo A79 will be made available for purchase in two colour variants- Champagne and Black in China from December 1. Oppo has not shared any information whether the smartphone will hit stores in global markets outside its home country.
Oppo recently launched its full-screen selfie-focused smartphone, the Oppo F5 in India for a price of Rs 19,990. Like the A79, the Oppo F5 flaunts minimal bezels and elongated 6-inch full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio.