Oppo is launching a slew of products, from the imminent OnePlus 10 series unveiling at CES 2022 to the recently announced Oppo Find N, which is the company’s first foldable. While these flagship models are high-end products aimed at the high-end market, Oppo also offers a diverse range of more affordable phones in its international markets. In that sense, the company first unveiled the Oppo A16K in November 2021 in the Philippines, and now, according to an informant, the smartphone is expected to arrive in India soon – most likely by the first or second week of January. .
The A16K is expected to have a 6.52-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 269 ppi (pixels per inch) and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The phone is relatively light at 175 grams and comes in three colors: blue, black and white. It will have a teardrop-shaped display, similar to the Samsung Galaxy M21, and come with ColorOS version 11.1, based on Android 11.
In terms of hardware, the phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio G35 processor. It will come in two variations: one will run on 3 GB with 32 GB of internal space, while the other will have 4 GB of RAM with 64 GB of storage. The good news is that there is a slot for microSD storage expansion available, so you can expand it as needed. The device will have a dual-camera setup, with a 13-megapixel wide-angle sensor paired with a 5MP selfie camera. Finally, the handset would also have a 4,230mAh battery with a 10-watt fast charger.
Although the A16K has below-par specs, considering its exit price of Philippine Pesos 6,999 ($ 137), it could be a budget option for many users and could be marketed on d ‘other markets.