OPPO has announced a new entry-level smartphone in the Chinese market dubbed as the OPPO A36. This model carries an affordable launch price of just 1,599 Yuan (US$235), and will take on the likes of other competing models from Redmi and Vivo.
The OPPO A36 features a 6.56” IPS LCD display that offers a HD+ screen resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, as well as a rather impressive peak brightness of up to 600 nits. To help with selfie and video calls, there’s also an 8 megapixels front-facing camera housed within a pinhole cutout on the upper-left corner on the screen.
At the back, the phone sports a rectangular camera bump which play host to a dual-camera setup comprising of a 13 megapixels main camera and a 2 megapixels depth sensor for portrait shots. Other than that, it also has a LED flash to help with low-light photography.
Under the hood, the OPPO A36 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 680 chipset which is paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage that can be further expanded by up to 1TB via a microSD card.
The phone will also be backed by a respectable 5,000mAh battery which features a standard 10W charging speed. Other than that, it also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, side-mounted fingerprint scanner and ColorOS 11.1 based on Android 11 out of the box.