Embattled telco, Optus, which has been dealing with the data breach issues since late last month, has quietly added 2 new smartphones alongside 2 mobile broadband devices to its pre-paid lineup of devices it is offering.
Let’s start with 2 new smartphones, one of which is from the OPPO brand whilst the other is a white-labeled ZTE device.
Optus X Tap 2
The Optus X Tap 2 is the follow-up device to the original X Tap which is a white-labelled ZTE device, known as the ZTE P652.
The Optus X Tap 2 comes with a 6.52-inch IPS HD+ pixels Display (720×1600 @ 269ppi) and is powered by an Octa-Core (1.6GHz x 4 + 1.4GHz x 4) processor, that comes with 32GB of onboard storage which can be expanded to 512GB via MicroSD card. Unfortunately, we don’t know what processor or RAM the device is running.
In terms of cameras, the Optus X Tap 2 comes with a triple rear camera set-up made up of a 13MP main sensor lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor lens. The front-facing is a mere 5MP which should still be fine for selfies on the go.
The Optus X Tap 2 runs Android R GO edition which is believed to be based on Android 12 but could also be 13. It also comes with Wi-Fi Bands 802.11b/g/n at 2.4GHz, Bluetooth version 4.2, NFC capabilities, GPS, Fingerprint recognition and a 2.5mm audio jack.
The Optus X Tap 2 can be purchased through the Optus Pre-Paid website or your local Optus Yes Store for $149.
OPPO has gradually been relaxing more and more new A series of devices and Optus has snapped up its newest model, the A57.
The OPPO A57 comes with a 6.56-inch HD+ A-Si LCD Display (720×1612) that is powered by a MediaTek P35 Octa-Core (4 x 2.3GHz + 4 x 1.8GHz) processor alongside 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage whiCh can be expanded to 1TB via microSD card.
In terms of cameras, the OPPO A57 comes with a double rear camera set-up made up of a 13MP main wide sensor lens and a 2MP depth sensor, with the front-facing being a simple 8MP sensor lens.
In terms of connectivity, the A57 is limited to the 4G band with no 5G availability but there is Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot and Bluetooth version 5.3 and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The OPPO A57 can be purchased via the Optus Prepaid section of the website or your local Optus Yes store for $249.
Optus has also added two new mobile broadband devices, both of which are re-labelled ZTE devices.
The first is the Optus Wifi Modem Lite which as the name suggested is a Wi-Fi enabled mobile broadband device that can connect to the Optus 4G network and connect up to 16 devices simultaneously.
The Optus WiFi Modem Lite comes with a 2000mAh removable battery and supports Wi-Fi standards of 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4GHz.
The Optus WiFi Modem Lite can be purchased through the Optus Pre-Paid section of the website or your local Optus Yes store for $69.
The last mobile broadband device is the Optus USB Modem which as the name suggests is a USB-enabled plug that connects the broadband device.
The Optus USB Modem comes with a Linux operating system and a 624MHz processor alongside 64MB RAM and can store up to 64GB of memory via MicroSD card.
The Optus USB Modem is like the WiFi Modem Lite, locked to the 4G Optus network and can be purchased through the Optus Pre-Paid website or your local Optus Yes store for $39.