OPPO today unveiled its latest smartphone series—the OPPO A Series 2020. Making a debut are the A9 2020 and A5 2020. The A9 20202 is the smartphone maker’s first mid-range smartphone to feature a quad-camera system.
It looks like earlier leaked specs were accurate. The A9 2020 sports a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD display (1600×720) protected by Gorilla Glass 3+ that’s claimed to be twice as hard as the third generation.
It’s powered by the Snapdragon 665 processor. It comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage with a dedicated slot for microSD storage expansion.
Aesthetically, the OPPO A9 2020 features 3D gradient designs that are multi-toned when viewed from different angles and lighting conditions.
OPPO has gone all out in the camera department, equipping the A9 2020 with a quad-camera setup consisting of a 48MP main + 8MP 119-degree ultra-wide-angle + 2MP mono lens + 2MP portrait lens cameras. The device is also equipped with electronic image stabilisation for steadier videos.
The camera systems comes with Ultra Night Mode 2.0 that features HDR and multi-frame technology.
On the front is a 16MP selfie camera with AI Beautification technology.
The A9 2020 marks the first time OPPO moves to a USB-C port for its mid-range segment. The phone also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
In terms of battery capacity, the phone gets a massive 5,000mAh cell that unfortunately doesn’t support fast-chargin.
On the bright side, the device comes with dual stereo speakers that are Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio certified.
The A5 2020 is similar to its more expensive sibling but more down-to-earth optics, memory, storage and colour options. It features 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, while in the camera department, it gets a 12MP main camera instead of the A9’s 48MP whopper. On the front, it also gets a lower rated 8MP selfie camera.
Both phones run ColorOS 6, based on Android 9.0.
Pricing and availability
The OPPO A9 2020 retails for MYR1,199 while the A5 2020 is priced at MYR699. Pre-orders run from 18-27 September 2019 and retail sales will officially start from 28 September 2019 onwards.
After sales service
OPPO currently has 1,191 authorised Service Centres around the world, with 20 in Malaysian alone. To enhance customer experience further, it recently introuduced its 1-hour Flash Fix Services for all OPPO devices. With the flash service offer, customers can get their OPPP devices examined and repaired by OPPO-certified technicians within an hour without incurring any repair fees.
OPPO said that it will be launching its service app soon for the convenience of its customers. The app will include a user manual, show warranty status, repair status, diagnostics, service centre locations, schedule repairs, spare parts and prices, as well as notify customers of upcoming promotions and events.