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Oppo A55 — the latest affordable smartphone by the Chinese company — was launched in India on Friday. The new Oppo phone comes with a hole-punch display design and features triple rear cameras. The Oppo A55 also comes with up to 6GB of RAM and has a maximum 128GB of onboard storage. It carries two distinct colour options that are available on top of a 3D curved design. The Oppo A55 comes preloaded with features including Super Power-Saving Mode, Optimised Night Charging, Super Night-time Standby mode. It also includes camera-focussed features such as Backlight HDR, Night Mode, and Night Plus Filters for enhanced photos.
Oppo A55 price in India has been set at Rs. 15,490 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage configuration. There is also a 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model that is priced at Rs. 17,490. Both options will be available in Rainbow Blue and Starry Black colours. On the availability part, the 4GB + 64GB model will go on sale during the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale from October 3, while the 4GB + 128GB option will be available starting October 11. Both will be available through Amazon, Oppo India E-Store, and mainline retail outlets in the country.
Launch offers on the Oppo A55 include a Rs. 3,000 instant discount on HDFC Bank cards and EMI transactions through Amazon. The e-commerce site will also bundle three months of Amazon Prime Membership worth Rs. 329. Additionally, Prime members will get a free screen replacement guarantee that will be valid for the first six months. The phone can also be purchased with up to six months of no-cost EMI options.
Offline stores will also offer up to Rs. 3,000 cashback and no-cost EMI options for up to three months on select credit and debit cards. Similarly, the Oppo India E-Store will have a 10 percent instant discount for customers of Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, and Kotak Mahindra Bank.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Oppo A55 runs on Android 11 with ColorOS 11.1 on top and features a 6.51-inch HD+ (720x1,600 pixels) display with a 20:9 aspect ratio, 269ppi of pixel density, and a 89.2 percent screen-to-body ratio. The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 SoC, along with up to 6GB of RAM. There is a triple rear camera setup that comprises a 50-megapixel primary sensor, a 2-megapixel portrait sensor for bokeh effect, and a 2-megapixel macro shooter.
Oppo has provided a 16-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front of the A55 smartphone. The selfie camera sensor is paired with proprietary software features including a 360-degree Fill Light.
In terms of storage, the Oppo A55 comes with up to 128GB of internal storage that supports expansion via microSD card (up to 256GB) through a dedicated slot. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. The phone also comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The Oppo A55 packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W Fast Charge. The built-in battery is also claimed to deliver up to 30 hours of talktime or 25 hours of music streaming on a single charge. Besides, the phone measures 163.6x75.7x8.4mm and weighs 193 grams.