Chinese smartphone company Oppo revealed two handsets — the A57 and a matte black F3 — in an intimate launch held at I’m Hotel in Makati last June 13, 2017.
Also, the F3 Black was accompanied by the Oppo A57, a neophyte to the A-series priced at P11,990. The selfie-centric handset fronts a 16-megapixel camera and is backed by a Sony IMX258-sensored rear camera. These specs basically catch up today’s growing trend of self portraits via mobile phones.
The A57 tightens up the security by equipping the handset with a flagship-level solid-state fingerprint scanner with a hydrophobic zirconium surface — a technology that bypasses the finger’s moist when unlocking the phone. This 5.2-incher is also protected by 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and packs 1.4GHz Snapdragon 435 Octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, and 2900mAh battery. Its triple-slot tray can accommodate up to two SIM cards and a dedicated space for microSD card, too.
The Oppo A57 is scheduled to be shipped to the market on June 16, 2017.