Oppo is preparing the terrain for a new premium mid-range lineup in the form of the Oppo Reno7 series. While the new devices do not come, the company will keep us busy with the launch of new mid-range smartphones. Several months ago, the brand introduced the Oppo A95 with 5G connectivity. At the time of the release, the company didn’t find a reason to launch a 4G variant. Now, however, those missing an LTE-only, cheaper variant will be happy to see the launch of the Oppo A95. The device brings a similar design to its 5G keeping the identity of the lineup. However, the big difference rests on the specifications.
Oppo A95 specifications
Oppo is simply calling it Oppo A95, and we’re using the “4G” just for differentiation. That said, the new smartphone is a basic mid-range handset that excels in some areas but will disappoint in others. For instance, it gets a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution. It’s amazing to see an AMOLED panel here, however, the catch is in the refresh rate, it can only offer 60 Hz. The device tries to compensate with a fingerprint scanner under the display which is still a feature absent in “common” mid-range smartphones. It also has a top-left punch-hole for the 16 MP selfie camera.
Moving around to the back, the device has a triple-camera shooter. The primary camera is a 48 MP unit, and we also get the usual cheap 2 MP modules for macro and depth sensing. The device draws its powers from a huge 5,000 mAh battery with 33 W fast charging. It’s great to see that Oppo isn’t holding back its charging technologies even on a mid-range device like this one. In terms of software, the device has Android 11 with ColorOS 11.1 on top.
Under the hood, we can find this device’s Achilles’ heel – the Snapdragon 662 SoC. This chipset screams mid-range performance and is quite old at this point. However, we assume that there aren’t many options anymore in the 4G segment. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 678 which should stand as the SD662 successor has disappeared from the market due to the ongoing crisis in the semiconductor industry. As a result, the device is getting the 2019 chipset. At least, Oppo offers 8 GB of RAM with 128 GB of Internal Storage. So multitasking won’t be an issue even if the Snapdragon 662 limits what you can do with this handset.
Pricing and Availability
The Oppo A95 will come in Glowing Starry Black and Glowing Rainbow Silver colors. The device’s price is set at MYR 1,099 ($264) and the phone is already available in Malaysia through Oppo’s website and patterning retailers.