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OPPO claims new A91 smartphone best in sub-$500 class Featured

OPPO claims new A91 smartphone best in sub-$500 class Supplied

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO has released the latest model in its A series, the A91, which it claims will redefine what a sub-$500 smartphone can offer.

The device, available for purchase from Monday (today), has a 48MP ultra-wide angle macro quad-camera setup, anti-shake video and a 4025mAh battery.

The OPPO A91 also has a high-end FHD + AMOLED screen display and is priced at $499. It was released in European markets in December last year.

“The A91 is OPPO’s latest premium, but affordable device, giving Aussies a quality smartphone packed full of the features they want and need,” said OPPO Australia managing director Michael Tran.

“Users can enjoy not only watching but also creating high-quality content, along with a long lasting battery and HD display.

a91 body"At OPPO the user is at the centre of everything we do and we’re proud to continue bringing Aussies a range of premium devices packed with the latest innovation and features without the hefty price tag."

The A91 has a screen to body ratio of 90.7% and a resolution of 2400 x 1080. The device is 7.9mm thick and weighs 172g.

Other features of the device are OPPO's VOOC 3.0 flash charging, which is claimed to go from 0 to 10% charge in five minutes and to 35% in 20 minutes.

The A91 will be available in Lightning Black and Blazing Blue and will be sold through JB HiFi, Officeworks, Amazon, MobileCiti, and Woolworths Mobile from Monday. Vodafone will sell the A91 from 15 April onwards.


Body Dimensions 160.2 x 73.3 x 7.9 mm (6.31 x 2.89 x 0.31 in)

Weight 172 g (6.07 oz)

Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back, plastic frame

SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size 6.4 inches, 100.4 cm2 (~90.7% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~408 ppi density)

Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 430 nits typ. brightness (advertised)

OS Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6.1

Chipset Mediatek MT6771V Helio P70 (12nm)

CPU Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)

GPU Mali-G72 MP3

Memory Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)

Internal 128GB 8GB RAM UFS 2.1

Main Camera Quad 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm 2 MP B/W, f/2.4, 1/5.0", 1.75µm 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

Features LED flash, HDR, panorama

Video 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS

Selfie camera Single 16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm

Features HDR

Video 1080p@30fps

Sound Loudspeaker Yes

3.5mm jack Yes

Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE


Radio FM radio

USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

Features Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery Non-removable Li-Po 4025 mAh battery

Charging Fast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min (advertised) VOOC 3.0

Colours Lightning Black, Blazing Blue

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.



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