Dec 25, 2019

OPPO A91 and A8 Launched, Prices Start at Around PHP 8,700

OPPO's two latest entries are both Helio-powered and feature waterdrop notch displays.

Before the imminent release of its much-awaited Reno 3 series, OPPO has capped the decade off with a duo of new entrants right in its budget-friendly to upper mid-range segments. The bang-for-your-buck OPPO A91 and A8 were finally announced for its homeland market, with both of them priced under CNY 2,000 (around 14,500).

OPPO A91 Specifications

Heralded as the more premium variant between the two, the OPPO A91 is one of the cheapest alternatives in the market which features a 6.4-inch AMOLED notched display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels.

The OPPO A91 is powered by MediaTek's MT66771V Helio P70 and is coupled with a standalone 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.

Another prominent highlight of the OPPO A91 is its camera offerings. On its rear, the phone sports a quadruple-camera setup, headlined by a large 48MP wide camera, 8MP ultrawide sensor, 2MP dedicated macro camera, and 2MP depth sensor. Also inside the device's notch is a 16MP front-facing camera.

Other notable features of the OPPO A91 are Bluetooth 5.0, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port. The phone, apart from its quad-cam setup, is also one of the most inexpensive entries in its class which boasts an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The OPPO A91 works on a 4,000mAh battery with 30W fast-battery charging. It runs on ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie.

OPPO A8 Specifications

Meanwhile, the budget-friendly OPPO A8 features a 6.5-inch IPS LCD notched display with a resolution of 720 x 1,600 pixels. The phone is also powered by Helio P35 and comes in a single 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage variant.

The OPPO A8 also features a triple-camera setup, which is front-lined by a 12MP wide camera. Its primary camera is then flanked by a 2MP macro camera and another 2MP for depth sensing. There is also an 8MP selfie snapper in its notch.

Like the OPPO A91, the A8 also features Bluetooth 5.0 and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The device also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.

The OPPO A8 comes with a larger 4,230mAh battery and runs on ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie.

Pricing and Availability

The OPPO A91, which retails in Red, Dark Blue, and Gradient colors, is now up for reservation. It is set to carry a price tag of CNY 1,999 (around PHP 14,500).

On the other hand, the entry-level OPPO A8 is priced at CNY 1,199 (around PHP 8,700) for its 4GB/128GB variant. The device retails in two color variants – Azure and Black.

Both phone's official sales are scheduled to start on December 26th.

Spec Comparison

Lowest Price P4,899
Release date Dec 2019
CPU MediaTek MT6771V Helio P70
OS ver ColorOS 6.1.2, based on Android 9 Pie
Display Size 6.4 inches
Display Resolution FHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels, AMOLED
Storage 128GB
External Storage microSDXC
Main Camera 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP
Battery Non-removable, Li-Po 4,025mAh
Fast charging 30W