OPPO A96 5G, with Snapdragon 695 chipset, goes official
OPPO has launched A96 5G, a new mid-range smartphone in China. The latest addition to the A-Series is priced at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 23,300) in China. Pre-booking has begun and it will be available for purchase from January 9. As for the key highlights, the handset features an OLED display, a dual rear camera unit, a Snapdragon 695 chip, and a 4,500mAh battery.
Why does it matter?
- The OPPO A96 5G is the new addition to the company's portfolio of affordable 5G smartphones and succeeds the A95 5G.
- Although the phone lacks high-end features like a high refresh rate screen and ultra-wide camera, it aims to attract buyers with a 5G-enabled processor, up to 13GB of RAM (including 5GB of virtual RAM), and 33W fast-charging.
The device features a Full-HD+ OLED display
The OPPO A96 5G has a punch-hole cut-out on the top-left corner, a prominent bottom bezel, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. On the rear, it sports a dual camera module. The handset comes with a 6.43-inch Full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) OLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz sampling rate. It will be available in Peach, Black, and Colored Glaze color options.
It sports a 48MP main camera
The OPPO A96 flaunts a dual rear camera setup comprising a 48MP primary shooter and a 2MP secondary lens. On the front, it sports a 16MP snapper for selfies and video calls.
It comes with 256GB of internal storage
The OPPO A96 is fueled by an octa-core Snapdragon 695 processor, paired with Adreno 619 GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of internal storage. At the heart, it boots Android 12-based ColorOS 12 and packs a 4,500mAh battery with 33W fast-charging support. For connectivity, the handset offers support for 5G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a Type-C port.
OPPO A96 5G: Pricing and availability
The OPPO A96 5G carries a price-tag of CNY 1,999 (around Rs. 23,300) in China. It will available for purchase from January 9 onwards. The company has not revealed anything about the handset's global availability yet.