Imagine if the two phones had a baby and named it the A2 Pro
In China, the A-series serves as Oppo’s luxury midrange line and budget line. It follows a pattern similar to Canon’s. Namely, the larger the number, say the A58, the more budget-oriented it becomes. Though, this isn’t always consistent as the Oppo A98 has better specs than the A58. The A2 Pro is positioned at a much higher level than its A-series peers. Note that Oppo isn’t the best at naming phones, they are still far less confusing than Xiaomi. There’s also the K series which is on a different plane altogether.
Going back, the company has introduced the A2 Pro with an entirely new design that strays far away from the company’s usual side camera island. Now, a large circular cutout, like the Realme 11 series, is present. This design is also seen with the Find X6 series and this may be the company’s new design language going forward. The overall shape and design do remind us a lot of the Huawei Mate 50, like how the A1 Pro reminds us of the P50. These designers seriously overlap each other, like with cars.
Premium design aside, this is your typical midrange phone. It uses a 6.7″ curved “waterfall” AMOLED with 120Hz refresh rate, a MediaTek Dimensity 7050 (or Dimensity 1080 for those who aren’t familiar) chipset with 8 or 12GB RAM and either 256 or 512GB internal storage. By the way, you can expand the RAM virtually, up to 12GB. It also has a vapour chamber to cool itself while it suffers from Genshin Impact updates.
There are two cameras at the back. Both located at the top of the island. The one at the bottom has a wasted space and the LED flash. The primary camera uses a 64MP f/1.7 sensor complemented with a 2MP depth camera. The selfie camera uses an 8MP sensor. It really is a budget phone.
There is a 5000mAh battery with 67W SuperVOOC fast charging. Other features include 5G services, Bluetooth 5.1, Beidou Satellite (only in China), an IP54 rating, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Desert Brown colour uses a synthetic leather material. Other colours include Black and Pink.
Price starts at CNY 1,799 (~PHP 14K) for the 8/256 variant. Meanwhile, the 12/512 variant is priced at CNY 2,399 (~PHP 18.7K). Oppo Philippines is yet to reach out to use whether the phone is going to be released here. The Oppo A1 Pro never saw the light of day here, and we’re not expecting this one either.
Source: Oppo China