Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo took to Twitter on Tuesday that its mid-range smartphone Oppo A83, which was unveiled in China in December, will be launched in India on January 20, Saturday. The Oppo A83 comes with features such as an 18:9 aspect ratio display and face unlock. While the company did not reveal the price of the smartphone, we have learnt from its sources that the Oppo A83 price in India will be Rs. 13,990. At that price point, the Oppo A83 will be in direct competition with the likes of Xiaomi Mi A1, Honor 7X, and Samsung Galaxy On Max.
The phone was launched in China in two colour variants - Black and Champagne. A tweet posted by Oppo Mobile India shows the Champagne variant, though Gadgets 360 has learnt both colour variants will be available in India as well. The Rs. 13,990 India price of the Oppo A83 is similar to its China launch price of CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs. 13,900), though some of the specifications vary, most notably the RAM.
Oppo A83 key specifications
5.7 inches Full HD+ (720x1440 pixels) Display
18:9 aspect ratio
Octa-Core MediaTek MT6762T
32 GB Internal Storage (expandable upto 256 GB)
3 GB RAM
3180 mAH Battery
13 MP rear Camera
8 MP front camera
Facial recognition technology
The phone uses a new facial recognition technology that, Oppo claims, can unlock the phone within 0.18 seconds using 128 unique feature points on the user's face.