With Oppo set to hold an event on October 19th, it has come as a surprise that the mid-range Oppo A59s has been unveiled days before this event.
Nevertheless, the said event is also expected to give birth to another flagship in the shape of Oppo R9s, a successor to the Oppo R9 that was released earlier in the year. As for the Oppo A59s, it comes to take care of the budget market, but as for now, the phone has only been launched in its home country of China.
The Oppo A59s recently showed up at Chine’s TENAA and back then, a number of specs were leaked out. As it appears, the phone was real and it now comes in two color variants of Gold and Rose Gold. There is 5.5 inches of HD display, meaning you get a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 267ppi. Despite being a mid-ranger, the Oppo A59s has a metallic unibody.
Under the hood, the Oppo A59s has an octa-core processor that has been paired with a capable RAM of 4GB and a Mali-T860 graphics unit. From the look of the hardware specs, this mid-range phone should still be able to deliver the best of performances during normal day-to-day usage and even light gaming alongside multitasking.
For storing your files you get 32GB of expandable storage with the microSD card slot capable of handling up to 128GB. Even though Android Nougat is available and many devices coming out today have Android Marshmallow preinstalled, the Oppo A59s has the older Android Lollipop preinstalled out of the box. Of course, it is not stock OS as there is a ColorOS 3.0 UI on top.
Oppo added a fingerprint scanner on the phone and it lives inside the home button and apparently, it only takes the scanner 0.22 seconds to unlock the Oppo A59s. If you thought having a fingerprint scanner is the best part of the Oppo phone, well, you will love the cameras of the phone.
The Oppo A59s seems to be targeting selfie lovers with its 16MP sensor on the front panel. The snapper has an aperture of f/2.0 and promises to give you the best possible selfies and video calling images. As for the main camera, you get a 13MP snapper that includes a LED flash. The battery unit stands at 3075mAh, an offering that should be more than enough considering the small number of pixels it has to power.
The huge battery size may be a problem when it comes to charging it fully as it can take hours to get it fully charged. Well, Oppo A59s has the company’s VOOC rapid charge technology for fast-charging the phone. Although priced at just 1999 Yuan, which is just under $300, you still get 4G VoLTE and other standard connectivity options.
As for the global availability, the company should communicate really soon.