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Oppo launches budget friendly A12 with dual cameras

Oppo has launched the A12 as the new entrant to its A-series. The latest device has dual rear cameras and has entry-level specifications such as MediaTek Helio P35 SoC and a 13-megapixel main camera, accompanied by a depth sensor. Check its very affordable price tag.

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Oppo has added a new entry-level phone to its portfolio and this one is called Oppo A12. Interestingly, Oppo appears to have taken a leaf out of Realme’s book – the company’s own spin-off brand – and has given the Oppo A12 a diamond-cut design treatment on the rear panel that we’ve seen on multiple Realme phones so far.

The Oppo A12 packs dual rear cameras and has decidedly entry-level specifications such as MediaTek Helio P35 SoC and a 13-megapixel main camera, accompanied by a depth sensor.

Design and Display

The smartphone features a stylish looking textured polycarbonate body with a dual-sensor camera system horizontally aligned at the back.

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The Oppo A12 will be available in black and blue colors. Moreover, the fingerprint sensor is mounted on the back.

Internals and Storage

Under the hood, the smartphone is equipped with Helio P35 chipset accompanied by 3 GB or 4 GB RAM and 32 GB and 64 GB onboard storage.

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Software-wise, it runs on ColorOS 6.1.2 based on Android 9 Pie. The company has not promised software updates anytime soon.

Battery and Pricing

This entry-level smartphone packs a 4,230 mAh battery that charges over the dated micro USB connector. It is currently available for sale and retails at $160 (Rs.26,193)for the maxed-out variant.

Oppo A12 Specifications
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6.1
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
  • Display:
    • IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 6.22 inches, 720 x 1560 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 3 GB, 4 GB
    • Internal: 32 GB, 64 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 MP + 2 MP
    • Secondary: 5 MP
  • Connectivity: LTE, MicroUSB, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0,
  • Fingerprint scanner: Yes (rear-mounted)
  • Battery: 4,230 mAh
  • Price: $160 (Rs 26193)