Oppo is gearing up to introduce a brand new affordable device in Asia dubbed Oppo A57e. To recall, introduced two months ago, the Oppo A57 4G in India features the MediaTek Helio G35 SoC and a huge battery. These are common characteristics of low-end smartphones nowadays – a cheap Helio G SoC and a huge battery with at least 5,000 mAh capacity. Now, Oppo is gearing up to introduce a new variant for the Oppo A57. The company will also introduce the phone very soon in the Indian market, and we can expect to hit other Asian countries such as Malaysia, The Philippines, and Indonesia. Today, a new leak reveals the alleged price for India, as well as the phone’s design.
Oppo A57e leaked details
According to the new report, the Oppo A57e is a new budget smartphone targeting the budget segment. The device will cost under INR 15,000 in India, and in fact, the new report suggests a price tag of INR 13,999 which is just about $175. The phone’s pricing g will be similar to the Oppo A57. In fact, even the design matches Oppo’s recently-released budget smartphone. So what is really the point of this release? To keep the market heated, probably.
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According to the design renders, the Oppo A57e will bring a very mid-range-esque design. Furthermore, it has a thick chin bezel that sits below the display. The Oppo A57e also comes with the volume keys on the left frame, whereas the power button is located on the right side. There is no visible fingerprint scanner, so we assume it doubles as a power button. The phone has a large rectangle at the back comprising two big holes. It’s a dual camera setup with a 13 MP main snapper, and a second 2 MP depth sensor. There is also a LED flash to help in dark environments. For selfies and video calls, the phone will likely bring an 8 MP camera.
The Oppo A57e presumably has a 6.56-inch HD+ screen with a 60 Hz refresh rate. The phone will likely pack a 5,000 mAh battery with 33 W fast charging, considering other specs. Unfortunately, the chipset remains a mystery, but we’re expecting something that will make this device different. Otherwise, this would be a very confusing launch.
Worth noting that the company is also planning an Oppo A17 for release in India.