The OPPO A97, which was recently been spotted in a couple of leaks, has been finally made official.

Everything about the OPPO A97 is something to be expected, especially for a modern mid-range smartphone. For one, it is powered by the widely-used MediaTek Dimensity 810 octa-core processor. What took us by surprise is its generous 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, easily outshining competitors stuck with an 8GB/128GB configuration.

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The screen is large and sharp, albeit still not an AMOLED panel. We’re looking at a 6.6-inch LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate. A notch on top of the screen holds another surprising feat: a sharp 12-megapixel selfie camera instead of the usual 8-megapixels.

Two large circles highlight the back panel design. The one on top holds the 48-megapixel main shooter, while the latter is shared by the 2-megapixel depth sensor and the LED flash.

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Behind the back panel sits a large 5,000mAh battery which is paired with a 33W fast charger.

It goes without saying that the device runs on ColorOS 12 UI based on Android 12, and has 5G connectivity, stereo speakers, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

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The OPPO A97 has a price of CNY2,099 (around Php17,600) in China. It is now up for pre-order and will ship on July 15.

OPPO A97 Specs

  • Android 12, ColorOS 12
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.6-inch FHD+ LCD display, 2460 x 1080 pixel resolution, 407ppi
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • 2.4GHz MediaTek Dimensity 810 octa-core processor
  • 12GB RAM
  • Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
  • 256GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 12-megapixel front camera
  • 48-megapixel + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Stereo speakers, Dirac audio
  • Headphone jack
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.3
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • USB Type-C
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 33W fast charging



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