OPPO’s latest entry-level smartphone, the OPPO A8, was just made official.

It’s going to be the affordable counterpart of the also new OPPO A91. The OPPO A8 settles for a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS screen, instead of the FHD+ AMOLED screen that the former has.


The processor was also demoted to a MediaTek Helio P35, from the Helio P70 of the A91. It comes with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and thankfully, a bigger 4,230mAh battery.

A 12-megapixel primary camera is seen on the back, accompanied by 2-megapixel depth-sensor and macro cameras. We also have the fingerprint scanner back here, instead of having it beneath the screen.


There’s an 8-megapixel selfie camera is seen on the dewdrop notch on top of the screen. It runs on Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6.1. Since it’s a newer device, we expect it to get the ColorOS 7 update with Android 10 soon.

The OPPO A8 has a price of CNY1,199 (~Php8,700) and will be available in China starting December 26. Its arrival in the Philippines is yet to be announced, so stay tuned for that.

OPPO A8 Specs

  • Android 9 Pie, ColorOS 6.1
  • Dual SIM
  • 6.5-inch HD+ IPS display, 1600 x 720 pixel resolution, ~269ppi
  • 89% screen-to-body ratio
  • MediaTek Helio P35 octa-core processor
  • 4GB
  • IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 12-megapixel + 2-megapixel (macro) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 8.3mm
  • Weight: 180g
  • Colors: Azure Green, Night Black
  • 4,230mAh non-removable battery

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