With life coming back to regular routines, the smartphone business is also back. OPPO Nepal has been busy these days releasing mid-range smartphones like OPPO A31 and OPPO A52 in the market. And now the company is shifting its focus back to the budget segment with the launch of OPPO A12 in Nepal. It is not a new smartphone as it was announced back in April, but it’s hitting the shelves just now.
The OPPO A12 is widely available in offline stores starting at NPR 18,590 for the 3GB/32GB variant and at NPR 20,790 for the 4GB/64GB variant.
The OPPO A12 flaunts a 3D Diamond Blaze design to offer a distinct look and feel to the consumers. There is also a waterdrop-style notch display as well as preloaded AI Beautification mode and Soloop Smart Video Editor. It also comes with camera features including Portrait Styles and Dazzle Colour Mode.
The OPPO A12 comes with a dual-camera setup, large capacity battery and fingerprint sensor. Let’s take a brief look at the specifications, availability and prices of the OPPO A12.
OPPO A12 Specifications and Features
Powered by the 2.3GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 SoC, the new OPPO A12 sports in a 6.22-inch HD+ (720 x 1500 pixels) TFT display with a waterdrop-style notch and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the top. The display comes with Blue Light Shield what will protect your eyes by filtering out harmful blue light. The back panel on the handset features a 3D Diamond Blaze Design, which resembles the rear panel design of Realme C2, a circular fingerprint sensor, and a dual-camera setup.
The OPPO A12 comes in two RAM/storage variants, with the base model featuring 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of storage and the other option featuring 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The device features a triple-slot SIM tray with support for two nano sims and a microSD card slot for expansion up to 256GB.
In the camera department, the smartphone features a 13MP primary sensor on the back with an f/2.2 lens and a 2MP secondary sensor for depth perception. Over on the front, the device features a 5MP selfie shooter with an f/2.4 lens.
Rounding off the hardware is a non-removable 4,230mAh battery which, OPPO claims, can last up to 17 hours of online video streaming on a single charge. The OPPO A12 features a micro-USB port for charging, and data syncing and doesn’t include any fast charging support. On the software front, the device runs ColorOS 6.1 out of the box, based on Android 9 Pie.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and a Micro-USB port. For security, the OPPO A12 supports AI Face Unlock and comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back. Besides, the phone measures 155.9×75.5×8.3mm and weigh 165 grams.
Key Specifications of OPPO A12
|Dimensions & Weight||155.9 × 75.5 × 8.3 mm and 165g|
|Display||6.22-inch HD+ LCD (720 x 1520 pixels) Gorilla Glass 3|
|SoC||MediaTek Helio P35|
|Storage||32GB/64GB Dedicated microSD slot|
|Rear Camera||13MP + 2MP, f/2.2 + f/2.4|
|Front Camera||5MP, f/2.4|
|Android Version||ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9|
|Security||Fingerprint Sensor and AI Face Unlock|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, G-sensor, Light Sensor, Distance Transducer|
|Price in Nepal||Rs. 18,590 [3GB/32GB] & Rs. 20,790 [4GB/64GB]|
OPPO A12 Price in Nepal and Availability
The OPPO A12 price in Nepal is Rs. 18,590 for the 3GB+32GB variant and Rs. 20,790 for the 4GB+64GB variant. The smartphone comes in two different color options i.e. Black and Blue and is available for purchase at all the OPPO authorized retail stores across the country.
|Model||Price in Nepal||Availability|
|OPPO A12 (3GB+32GB)||Rs. 18,590||Available in market|
|OPPO A12 (4GB+64GB)||Rs. 20,790||Available in market|
Oppo A12: Verdict
The Oppo A12 is a good entry-level smartphone and a great device for first-time smartphone buyers. It is small and can easily last for an entire day with ease. Though it has a lower resolution screen, the screen does look great due to the compact display, resulting in higher PPI when compared to other budget smartphones with a 720p display. The A12 is yet another budget smartphone by OPPO that’s set to take on the likes of the Redmi 9 and Realme Narzo 10A and Infinix Hot 9 in Nepal.