Oppo has been stealing the headlines with news of its upcoming Oppo Reno7 series. In fact, the company should be doing the preparations for the release of the premium mid-range and flagship smartphones by the end of 2021. However, it also finds time to update its A-series of mid-range smartphones and low-end smartphones. Today, the company is introducing a new mid-range contender that boasts 5G connectivity. The Oppo A56 5G arrives as the successor for the Oppo A55 5G and the specifications between the two are nearly identical with the camera being a major difference. The new variant also comes with new colorways.
Oppo A56 5G specifications
It’s quite underwhelming to not see an upgrade in hardware. The Oppo A56 5G packs a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, and its new sequel, the Oppo A56 5G boasts the very same chipset. For those unaware, this chipset is based on the 7 nm process and has two ARM Cortex-A76 cores with up to 2.2 GHz clock speed and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 2.0 GHz. The chipset comes with a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU.
This chip is modest but can run most of the apps without any hassle. However, we would still prefer to see a slight upgrade like the Dimensity 720 in this handset. That said, the Oppo A55 5G should not see a reason for upgrading here. The processing power is completed with 6 GB of RAM and up t o128 GB of Internal Storage. You can still upgrade memory further with a micro SD card.
The Oppo A56 5G flaunts a 6.5-inch LCD with an HD+ resolution and standard 60 Hz refresh rate. There is a waterdrop notch design and the cutout serves as a home for the 8 MP selfie snapper. The device has a dual-camera setup around the back which is quite unusual in these days of triple and quad camera arrays. You have a modest 13 MP camera plus a 2 MP depth-sensing module for portraits.
The Oppo A56 5G comes with a 5,000 mAh battery with 10 W fast charging. The software carries ColorOS 11.1 based on Android 11. The device should see an update to Android 12-based ColorOS 12 but don’t hold your breath for it.
Other extra features include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The Oppo A56 5G will cost just CNY 1,599 ($250) in China and is up for reservations. The International pricing and availability of the handset are yet to be revealed.