The Oppo A77 seems to be a phone that Oppo did not launch in 2020

The Oppo A77 seems to be a phone that Oppo did not launch in 2020

Oppo quietly unveiled the Oppo A77, their most recent phone, in India. The phone is available for Rs. 15,499 upon launch. You won’t find the finest chipset on the low-cost phone because it is an offline-focused device. Additionally, this Oppo phone won’t be in direct competition with products like Realme or Redmi. Even though it is a brand-new model on the market, it has the effect of making the phone appear dated.

But what does not look like it is since 2020 is the design of the phone. It comes with the latest design language of Oppo devices, with the squared-off sides and the camera array similar to other recent Oppo devices. Talking about the display, this phone comes with a 6.56-inch HD+ LCD display, that too with a 60Hz refresh rate. No other phone launched this year at this price comes with an HD+ display on this budget. Coming to the cameras, the phone comes with a dual camera setup consisting of a 50MP primary camera and a 2MP depth sensor. And there is an 8MP selfie camera at the front.

The phone is available to buy from the Oppo store now(opens in new tab). It will soon be available on Flipkart and Amazon, but the availability on e-commerce platforms has not been officially announced. The phone will soon be available in all offline stores too. Oppo A77 is powered by Mediatek Helio G35 SoC. This might seem like a joke, but it’s not. The phone is indeed powered by a 2-year-old budget SoC. It is not at all comparable with other phones in the segment. Even phones under Rs. 10,000 have better chipsets such as Mediatek Helio G85, Mediatek Helio G88 and even Snapdragon 680.

The phone is backed up by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. The 33W charging is one of the only features in this phone that keeps up with other phones on this budget. Another feature that is better than other phones is the presence of a stereo speaker setup. This looks like a typical Oppo phone used to launch back in the day. But Oppo currently has much better phones in the segment with similar pricing. Such as Oppo K10 and Oppo F19. Oppo even has similar features in a phone priced less than this phone, Oppo A16 and Oppo A57.

Abhijith specializes in phones, computing and everything Tech at Techradar. He is based out of Kerala. He has been writing about Tech since 2013, on his own blog. He also used to host a YouTube channel about phones.

But the reason why this phone seems like a phone from 2020 is that it is a phone meant to be sold in retail stores, and not online. Oppo’s A series has always been a series of phones aimed at the offline market. And the phones in this series usually come with mediocre specs for the price. We cannot expect much from the A series phones anyway. This phone reminds us that not much has changed with Oppo with their A series of smartphones, and its offline-centric pricing.


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