New year, new smartphones, Oppo starts 2022 with various device launches and announcements for all ranges and the Oppo A96 5G is the most recent. Going into details, this peculiar mid-range mobile bases its main offering on a competent Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chip and a dual camera configuration surrounded by LED rings; They serve as both notification and lighting indicators for photos. If you are interested in knowing it before it reaches all the markets, you are welcome.
Oppo A96 5G, this is what it has to offer
The Oppo A96 5G clearly inspired its design in Apple’s ever-popular iPhone; that curvature and arrangement of cameras give it away, but we are not here to judge a book by its cover … or a mobile phone for the style that it decides to imitate.
On the front it shows a 6.43-inch diagonal OLED panel with a conservative FullHD + resolution and 60Hz refresh rate (with 180Hz touch sampling). In addition, it has a hole in the upper left corner for the 16MP selfie camera.
The heart of this device is a Snapdragon 695 chip, which is accompanied by 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Interestingly, the mobile supports virtual expansion of RAM, which means that it can allocate 5GB of internal storage to function as RAM, although of course, with a much lower performance than if it were real memory. Anyway, the battery that powers the set has a capacity of 4,500mAh and supports 33W fast charging, so in an hour or less it will be 100% charged.
When we talk about connectivity, obviously it is a device 5G, which is also equipped with dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB type C port. The operating system is up to date, which means that it has Android 12, but naturally the interface is in charge of the Oppo UI: ColorOS 12.
Finally, in the photographic field, the mobile focuses on quality before quantity, since it has only two rear cameras, which are broken down into a 48MP main sensor and a depth reader of only 2MP. The great novelty of these cameras is that they are surrounded by LED rings that serve as a means of notification and illumination.
Availability and price
If you know how Asian brand launches are handled, you will know what we will say. The Oppo A96 5G is now official in China, where it costs about 1,999 yuan, which in exchange would be approximately 279 euros. Its launch in Spain and other markets around the world is not yet confirmed, but it is probably only a matter of time, so wait for its announcement.