Oppo A33: Snapdragon 460 and 90Hz display for the equivalent of 130 euros
Oppo presented a new smartphone in Indonesia today, the A33, which costs the equivalent of 130 euros there and uses an interesting display concept. The panel only has a resolution of 720p, but has a refresh rate of 90Hz.
After the Oppo A53, the Chinese manufacturer presented an even cheaper model in Indonesia today, the A33, which we could soon see in Europe. This costs the equivalent of 130 euros and comes with a few features that are currently quite unique in its price range.
The special thing here is that the 6.5-inch 720p display is delivered with a refresh rate of 90Hz. It will be exciting to see how this combination of slightly lower resolution and high frame rate is received by customers, as the latter has become quite a trend right now. The panel also has a hole in the top left that hides a 16 MP selfie camera. On the back, the manufacturer installs a triple camera setup in which the main sensor has a resolution of 13 MP, while the other two 2 MP sensors are each responsible for calculating depth information and for macro shots. At this point, a dual setup with a wide-angle camera would probably have been the more sensible option for many customers.
Inside, the manufacturer relies on the Snapdragon 460, which was introduced in January, with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The latter is a bit tight, but it can be expanded by up to 256 GB using a micro-SD card. The built-in battery has a capacity of 5000mAh, which should ensure long run times. The ColorOS version 7.2, which is based on Android 10, is preinstalled as the operating system.
In summary, the Oppo A33 with its 90Hz display, the new processor and 4 GB of RAM is a very interesting overall package that should convince many customers. It remains to be seen whether the trend towards higher refresh rates will spread across the board into the budget segment or whether the A33 is a rare exception. Unfortunately, it is currently unclear whether and when we will see the model in Europe. But one can assume that the smartphone will be a bit more expensive in this country.