Oppo A-Series Phone to Launch October 1, A55 4G Model Expected
Oppo has started teasing the arrival of a new A-series smartphone in India, with a dedicated page on the Amazon site as part of the teaser for its annual Great Indian Festival sale. Oppo has confirmed that the A-series smartphone will launch in India on October 1. In the past, it was reported that the Oppo A55 4G will launch in India in late September, and this A-series phone teaser could likely just be about the same phone. The Oppo A55 5G smartphone was unveiled in January this year and the Indian market is likely to get the 4G option.
Oppo A-Series Phone to Launch October 1
In an announcement on the Indian Amazon site, Oppo has said that the Oppo A-Series, a successor to the A3 and A5 smartphones, will launch in India on October 1. To recall, the Oppo A3 and A5 were launched in China in March last year. The Oppo A3 is a mid-range smartphone with a 6-inch HD+ display, and a dual camera setup. The Oppo A5 sports a dual rear camera setup and has a more powerful processor, along with a bigger display. It also has a bigger battery. It is speculated that the Oppo A55 will be the successor to the A55. It is expected to launch in India along with other models such as the Oppo A83 (Review) and the Oppo A83 (Review). The latest teaser ad on the Amazon India site showcases an iPhone X-like gradient rear panel that is similar to that on the Oppo A71.
A55 4G Model Expected
The teaser page on the Amazon India website shows a number of images with the words "For the first time, here's an event, not a launch", which hints towards a new Oppo A-series smartphone. The name "A55" in the teaser was also mentioned, and has suggested that the smartphone could be the 4G variant of the Oppo A55, which was launched in India in January. A listing for the Oppo A55 has been spotted on the India website as well, though the page could be old, since it is not up anymore. In any case, this upcoming Oppo A-series smartphone will launch in India as the Oppo A55 4G, or possibly an Oppo A55 5G variant. However, there is no official word from Oppo yet, and there has been no official confirmation regarding the launch.
What is the Oppo A-series phone?
The Oppo A55 is the 4G variant of the Oppo A55 smartphone that was launched in China in January this year. The phone was launched with 4GB of RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage. However, the Oppo A55 4G was recently spotted on Chinese telecom regulatory authority TENAA, which revealed a few specifications of the phone. The Oppo A55 with 64GB storage is expected to make its way to India with a price tag of CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 16,000). The TENAA listing revealed the Oppo A55 with a 5.7-inch display with a 2.5D curved glass and an HD+ resolution of 1520x720 pixels. It is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, paired with 3GB and 4GB RAM options. The 3GB RAM variant is said to come with 32GB of inbuilt storage, while the 4GB RAM option has 64GB storage onboard.
The Oppo A55 4G was announced in January
In the teaser, the focus is on the Oppo logo, which seems to have changed into a more elegant and elegant shape with the new teaser. Oppo has also added a diamond-cut effect around the star-like arrangement on the left and right sides of the notch, just below the selfie camera. The left side also has the branding for the handset's 4G VoLTE network and the right side reveals that this is an Oppo A-series phone. The teaser page reveals that the Oppo A55 will be powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, and that the smartphone sports 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. However, it's not clear if this is only for the 4G variant, and the phone will come in two variants with 3GB and 4GB RAM options.
In the past, Oppo has announced its budget smartphones in India in the form of the Oppo K1 and the Oppo A3s. The company may announce the Oppo A53 5G on the same date, just a few weeks after the upcoming smartphone's unveiling in China. However, it is highly likely that the Oppo A53 5G will be released in the Indian market in the first week of October itself. In that case, we expect the company to unveil the 4G variant of the Oppo A55 in the Indian market just before its global launch.