Oct 6, 2020

OPPO A93 Now Official with Dual Selfie Camera and Helio P95 SoC

OPPO expanded its mid-tier A series further with the launch of the OPPO A93. The smartphone has six cameras, including a dual selfie camera, and features a MediaTek octa-core chipset.

Ahead of its scheduled launch on October 6 in Malaysia, the OPPO A93 has made an early debut in Vietnam. Although touted as a rebranded mid-range device, the OPPO A93's battery offerings differentiate it from the recently-released F17 Pro.

About the OPPO A93

Display and Design

The OPPO A93 is built around a 6.43-inch full HD+ (1080x2400) AMOLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and 430 nits of brightness. The display has a pill-shaped dual selfie camera cutout and a fingerprint scanner is built into the screen.

Left: OPPO A93 - Right: OPPO F17 Pro

The A93 is identical to the recently-launched F17 Pro in many areas. Both phones have the same design, dimensions, and weight. The glossy back mounts a square-shaped camera housing that gives space to four sensors. The LED flash sits adjacent to the camera setup. A stripe with a different hue running from the top to bottom on the left side of the back panel adds some character to the device.

Performance and Storage

Aside from the similarities in appearance, the A93 and F17 Pro are also identical with its internal offerings. The A93 packs a MediaTek Helio P95 octa-core chipset paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage, which can be expanded via microSD.

Probably the only difference between the A93 and F17 Pro can be found in the battery department. The OPPO A93 is powered by a 4,000mAh battery capable of charging at a maximum rate of 18W. In contrast, the F17 Pro packs a 4,015mAh battery with 30W fast charging.

Cameras

The OPPO A93 comes with the same camera features as the OPPO F17 Pro. At the back, the A93 features a quad-camera setup frontlined by a 48MP primary sensor followed by an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a pair of 2MP sensors for depth sensing effect. The rear-camera setup can shoot videos at 4K.

Up front, a 16MP + 2MP camera setup sits in the A93 pill-shaped cutout. The dual-camera setup is capable of recording 1080p videos at 30 fps.

Software and Other Features

On the software side of things, the OPPO A93 boots ColorOS 7.2 with Android 10 as the base. The skin is smooth and optimized according to infinite edge design.

Other features of the phone include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth 5.1, USB Type-C, and 3.5mm headphone jack.

OPPO A93 Pros and Cons

Pros

  • AMOLED display
  • Dual selfie shooter
  • Large battery capacity

Cons

  • Not the best chipset in this segment
  • Only 18W fast charging support
  • No high refresh rate

Spec Comparison

Model OPPO A93 OPPO A93 OPPO F17 Pro OPPO F17 Pro
Lowest Price - -
CPU Mediatek Helio P95 (12 nm)
Octa-core Cortex-A75 & Cortex-A55
Mediatek Helio P95
Octa-core Cortex-A75 & Cortex-A55
Display Size 6.43 inches 6.43 inches
RAM 8GB 6GB
Main Camera 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Battery Li-Po 4,000mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 18W
Non-removable, Li-Po 4,015mAh
Fast charging 30W, 50% in 30 min, 100% in 53 min (advertised)
VOOC 4.0

Pricing and Availability

The OPPO A93 is priced at VND 7,490,000 (around PHP 15,700) and is currently sold in Vietnam.

OPPO's local arm is yet to announce the phone's availability in the Philippines.

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