Oppo has announced two new smartphones this week in the A Series 2020 range, continuing the brand’s pursuit of premium features and affordable prices. The two devices are the A9 2020 and the Telstra-exclusive A5 2020.
Both models feature quad-camera technology, dual stereo speakers and huge 5,000 mAh batteries to keep you going all day (and into the next). With a starting price of just $299, the Oppo A5 promises a lot without emptying your bank account.
Both models in the range feature quad-camera setups, with the A9 2020 combining a 48MP main camera + 8MP ultra-wide lens + 2MP mono lens + 2MP portrait lens. The OPPO A5 2020 is similar but swaps for a 12MP main camera.
In each case, the primary lens offers a higher resolution for main photo duties, and the 119° ultra-wide-angle lens makes it easier for everyone, and everything to fit into a single photo with added depth and dimension. The mono lens and portrait lens allows creators to add retro and atmospheric filters to portrait shots, for better personalisation of their images.
Another welcome feature in this price range will be Ultra Night Mode 2.0, which allows users to create in the dark, enhancing pictures taken in super low light while HDR and multi-frame technology shoots multiple images continuously, reducing the noise, and combining them into one perfect clear image. Whether capturing bright city lights or dim country nights, with the A Series 2020 users never have to deal with dark, grainy photos again.
The A Series 2020 are equipped with a 16MP selfie camera and use AI beautification technology for natural and effortless selfies.
A huge selling point in affordable phones is great battery life, and Oppo’s A Series 2020 delivers in spades. With a massive 5000mAh battery enabling for all-day use, in real-world scenarios you should see 19 hours between charges (at least). You can also use that whale of a battery to charge other lesser devices, too.
The design continues Oppo’s premium styling, with a compact, water-drop style screen to keep the front screen big and bold, and allowing the front-facing camera to not take up too much room.
Inside is a capable mid-range processor in the form of the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 platform. Both models run ColorOS 6, based on Android 9.0 and feature expandable memory options.
OPPO A9 2020
Colour: Marine Green
On sale Now: Mobile Citi, Bing Lee, Kogan (Online), Catch (Online)
On sale 28th October: JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Woolworths, Wireless 1
OPPO A5 2020
Colour: Marine Green and Space Purple
On sale: 29th October
Stockists: Exclusive to Telstra