Feb 2, 2018

OPPO A71 (2018) goes official: Snapdragon 450 SoC and AI Beauty Recognition technology

The upgraded version of the OPPO A71 has arrived. Dubbed the OPPO A71 (2018), the new smartphone has gone official in Pakistan with a price tag of PKR 19,899 (Approx. PHP 9,200). The OPPO A71 (2018) features the AI Beauty Recognition Technology for better selfies. Instead of MediaTek SoC the new handset hinges on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC for power.

The selfie-centric OPPO A71 was launched back in September 2017. And after a mere four months, the smartphone has received an upgraded iteration dubbed the OPPO A71 (2018). But the launch of the new device is seemingly muted, probably because it has been made official in Pakistan first.

The OPPO A71 (2018) is currently listed on the company's official website in Pakistan. With a price tag of PKR 19,899 (Approx. PHP 9,200), the handset is available in Black and Gold color options. As for the specs and features the listing doesn't hold back anything.

In terms of specialty, the OPPO A71 (2018) comes with the AI Beauty Recognition Technology that lets the users choose beauty effects from the global image database. Although the OPPO A71 (2018) comes with certain hardware improvements, more or less, it bears the same specs as that of the OPPO A71.

The OPPO A71 (2018) packs a metal unibody design and a 5.2-inch HD 720p display from its predecessor. It is in the SoC department that OPPO A71 (2018) comes with a clear improvement as it now integrates an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC instead of a MediaTek MT6750 SoC packed in its predecessor.

Aiding the SoC are Adreno 506 GPU, 2 GB RAM, and 16 GB internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card. For the optics, the new OPPO A71 (2018) mounts the same 13 MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash and a 5 MP selfie camera with f/2.4 aperture. The device also derives juice from the same 3,000 mAh battery. On the software side of things, it runs Android 7.1 with ColorOS 3.2 slapped on top instead of ColorOS 3.1 from the previous.

Talking about its Philippines launch, there are no details as of now. Considering that it has been outed in the neighborhood, the OPPO A71 (2018) won't take long to land in the Philippines. But when and with what price tag that remains to be seen.

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