Mar 5, 2018

OPPO A71 (2018) to arrive in the Philippine shores on March 10

It is about time for the OPPO A71 (2018), which initially launched last month in Pakistan, to arrive in the Philippine market. Indeed, the Chinese tech company announced via Facebook that the device will land on March 10.

Last month, OPPO added a new selfie-centric smartphone to its A-series portfolio by launching the OPPO A71 (2018) in Pakistan, where it was received warmly. And now, the much-anticipated device is about to arrive in the Philippine shores. Through a Facebook post, the Chinese tech firm confirmed that it is planning to start selling the refreshed OPPO A71 (2018) in the country on March 10. Sadly, the company remained mum regarding the phone's pricing information. The budget-friendly handset retains the chunky bezels and 16:9 aspect ratio of the first-gen OPPO A71, which launched in September last year.

Aside from the subtle differences in the OPPO A71 (2018)'s aesthetics, there are also some changes in its innards. For instance, the smartphone upgraded from the previous MediaTek MT6750 chipset to a Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. However, it comes at the expense of a RAM downgrade from 3 GB to 2 GB. On the flip side, there's a newer Android 7.1 Nougat-based ColorOS 3.2 version on board which supports an AI Beauty Recognition technology initially found on the OPPO F5 device lineup. The latest-gen A71 then arrives with the same set of specs as its predecessor.

The OPPO A71 (2018) sports a 5.2-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 282 ppi. Storage-wise, it ships with 16 GB which is expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card. On the camera front, it features a 13-megapixel rear snapper with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter with an aperture of f/2.4. Connectivity options include 3G and 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/b, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and A-GPS, microUSB port, USB OTG, and dual-SIM functionality. It packs a 3000 mAh battery to keep the lights on. It is available in two color variants, namely Gold and Black.

While we still have no information regarding its pricing as what was aforementioned, we expect the A71 (2018) to bear a price tag in the range of PHP 8,000 to PHP 9,000 just like last year's OPPO A71. OPPO will announce details about the phone's availability upon its launch.

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