Oppo launched its latest phone Oppo A77 silently in India. The phone has been launched at a price of Rs. 15,499.
This is an offline focused phone which means you won’t find the best chipset available on the budget phone. And this phone from Oppo will not compete with Realme or Redmi in the market. As a result, the phone looks outdated even though it is a brand new model on the market.
Oppo A77: prices and availability
The Oppo A77 comes in a single variant with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. It is priced at Rs. 15,499 in India.
The phone is now on sale in the Oppo store (opens in new tab). It will be available soon on Flipkart and Amazon, but its availability on ecommerce platforms has not been officially announced. The phone will also be available in all offline stores soon.
Oppo A77: main features and specifications
Oppo A77 is powered by Mediatek Helio G35 SoC. This may seem like a joke, but it isn’t. The phone is indeed powered by a 2-year budget SoC. It is not at all comparable to other phones in the segment. Even phones under Rs. 10,000 have better chipsets like Mediatek Helio G85, Mediatek Helio G88 and even Snapdragon 680.
But what doesn’t look like it’s from 2020 is the phone’s design. It comes with the latest design language of Oppo devices, with the square sides and camera array similar to other recent Oppo devices.
Speaking of the screen, this phone comes with a 6.56-inch HD+ LCD display, also with a 60Hz refresh rate. No other phone launched at this price this year comes with an HD+ display for this budget.
For the cameras, the phone comes with a dual camera setup consisting of a 50MP primary camera and a 2MP depth sensor. And on the front is an 8 megapixel selfie camera.
The phone is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. The 33W charging is one of the few features of this phone that keeps pace with other phones in this budget. Another feature that is better than other phones is the presence of a stereo speaker setup.
Why does this phone look like a 2020 phone?
This looks like a typical phone that Oppo used to launch. But Oppo currently has much better phones in the similarly priced segment. Such as Oppo K10 and Oppo F19. In fact, Oppo has similar features in a phone that is priced less than this phone, Oppo A16 and Oppo A57.
But the reason this phone looks like a 2020 phone is that it’s a phone meant to be sold in stores, not online. Oppo’s A series has always been a series of phones aimed at the offline market. And the phones in this series tend to have mediocre specs for the price. We can’t expect much from the A-series phones anyway. This phone reminds us that not much has changed with Oppo with their A-series smartphones and the offline-focused pricing.