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    The Chinese smartphone maker OPPO Electronics has launched its first handset with Dimensity 700 chipset. Though a mid-range handset OPPO A55 is a 5G smartphone.

    These days most of the Chinese handset makers are pulling up their resources to unveil 5G handsets. It’s a good sign to develop 5G ecosystem which is lacking in the Indian mardevelop 5G ecosystemket. The latest Oppo A55 is an another mid-range handset with Dimensity 700 SoC.

    Taking a cue, the Realme Mobiles is coming up with the concept of developing cheapest 5G smartphone built on Dimensity 700 SoC. There’s a lot more in the 5G news. In the recently concluded MWC 2021, the MediaTek revealed that it has plans to get Dimensity 800 5G chipset.

    OPPO A55 5G Specifications:

    Back to the OPPO A55 5G handset, it sports mid-range specs including HD+ display, 13MP triple-camera setup and 5000mAh battery. Though this handset is currently limited to the China mainland, one can expect it soon to be launched in the Indian market as well.

    Specifications-wise, the OPPO A55 5G flaunts a 6.5-inch HD+ display with 720x1600 pixels resolution and 88.7% screen-to-body ratio. On the side, there’s a fingerprint scanner.

    Powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G chipset (built on 10nm) and 6GB RAM, it houses 128GB internal storage. The company gives an option to expand its storage up to 1TB using a microSD card.

    OPPO A55 5G Camera Features:

    On the optics front, there’s a triple camera setup including 13MP primary camera, 2MP macro sensor and 2MP portrait lens. For selfies, there’s a 8MP front facing camera. It boasts a support for 10X digital zoom that’s another USP of the handset in this price range.

    Connectivity-wise, the OPPO A55 5G supports 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and USB Type-C port. Though the company mentions that the handset is backed by a big 5000mAh battery, it doesn’t specify any details about fast charging.

    Price, Availability & Competition:

    Currently, the OPPO A55 5G is available in a single variant 6/128GB and is priced CNY 1599. At this price, the handset will surely face competition from 20K priced in India. Available in Brisk Blue and Rhythm Black color variants, the handset weighs just 186 grams.

    With 5G revolution, the companies are actively engaged in launching 5G handsets. MediaTek is ready with Dimensity 800 chipsets that is 5G-ready. If the rumors are to be believed, Realme handset is all set to launch the cheapest 5G smartphone in the world. First, it would be for China mainland and then a global variant.

    So, what is your opinion on the latest OPPO A55 5G? Share your thoughts.

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