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OPPO A5 officially adds to refined mid-range lineup with dual cameras and notch

By Jules Wang July 8, 2018, 4:59 pm

After spending some time on the drawing board and at TENAA, OPPO has officially launched the A5 as a follow-up to the glossy, inexpensive A3.

Like the OPPO A3, the A5 has a notch and chin intruding onto the 6.2-inch display, though it takes a downgrade from 1080p to 720p. That said, we get an extra camera at the back with a 13-megapixel main sensor and a 2-megapixel companion. The selfie sensor is 8 megapixels and comes with all the artificial intelligence features to recognize faces, beautify and, most importantly for authentication purposes, to identify them. Once again, though, we have no fingerprint sensor.

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Internals include a Snapdragon 450 processor from Qualcomm with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (half the A3 standard) and a hefty 4,230mAh battery — combined with everything we’ve experienced with the Snap 450 as well as a 720p, this cell should last long past a typical day.

All accounted for, with the A3 priced at the equivalent of $330, the A5 acts as second fiddle: pre-orders are on through July 13 with a price of ¥1,500 ($226).

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