OPPO subtly released the new OPPO A38 by listing it on its different websites abroad including Malaysia. And, we’re not surprised with the specs and design that it has knowing that it’s from the A-series.

Available in Glowing Black and Glowing Gold, the new OPPO A38 has a rear layout similar to the A58 4G, A78 5G, Reno8 T 5G, and a lot more. There are two large lenses stacked together, with the one on top housing the 50-megapixel while the latter is shared by the depth sensor and the LED flash.


There’s the usual 6.56-inch LCD screen on the front with only an HD+ pixel resolution, which has the obligatory 90Hz refresh rate and 90Hz touch sampling. A 5-megapixel selfie camera is on the top, sitting in a waterdrop notch.

Under the hood, it is powered by a MediaTek Helio G85 processor. An entry-level chip we’re not surprised to see on an OPPO A3x device. It is paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage that you can expand by up to 1TB via a microSD card.


OPPO really stepped up their charging game, even for entry-level phones. Hence, this one managed to get a 33W SUPERVOOC charger to juice the 5,000mAh battery.

It will ship with Android 13-based ColorOS 13.1. OPPO has also improved their software support and they promised that this will get updates for 2.5 years.


The OPPO A38 has an official price of RM599 (~Php7,300) in Malaysia. We also expect to see it here in the Philippines, so stay tuned for its local availability details.

OPPO A38 Specs

  • Android 13, ColorOS 13.1
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.56-inch HD+ IPS display, 1612 x 720 pixel resolution, 296ppi
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio G85 octa-core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • Mali-G52 MC2 GPU
  • 128GB eMMC 5.1 internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 50-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • IP54 dust and water resistant
  • Single loudspeaker, Headphone jack
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.3
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 163.7 x 75 x 8.2mm
  • Weight: 190g
  • Colors: Glowing Gold, Glowing BLack
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 33W SUPERVOOC

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