OPPO has quietly unveiled a new budget smartphone in China called OPPO A36. The latest device from the brand offers a high-refresh-rate display, a dual-camera setup, a Qualcomm processor, a matte glass finish on the rear, and a large battery.

OPPO A36 launched

The newly launched OPPO A36 boasts a matte glass panel on the rear with a rounded rectangular camera island on the top left corner. The rear glass features millions of crystalline structures, like on the OPPO Reno series.

On the front, the device features a 6.56-inch LCD panel with a resolution of 1612 x 720 pixels (HD+), a 90Hz refresh rate, a 180Hz touch sampling rate, and a punch-hole at the top left corner. The screen covers 96% of the NTSC color gamut, 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and its brightness can go up to 600 nits. Finally, the display has an 89.9% screen-to-body ratio, can output 16.7 million colors and has a pixel density of 269 PPI.

As for optics, it houses a dual-camera setup on the back consisting of a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. Whereas, for selfies and video calls, it uses an 8MP shooter.

The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset paired with LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.2 storage. It runs ColorOS 11.1 based on Android 11 and has a MicroSD card slot to further expand the storage by up to 1TB.

OPPO A36 in colors

As for its connectivity, the handset supports dual-SIM, 4G, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0. GNSS (BeiDou, GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS), USB Type-C, and 3.5mm headphone jack. It has all the required sensors like an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

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The A36 is fueled by a 5,000mAh battery that support 10W charging.

OPPO A36 specs

OPPO A36 Specifications

Chipset: Snapdragon 680 4G SM6225

CPU: 2.4GHz Octa-Core

GPU: Adreno 610

Display: 6.56″, HD+ 1612 × 720 20:9, 90Hz, LCD


Storage: 256GB UFS2.2 (supports microSD up to 256GB UFS2.2)

Main camera: Dual

  • 13 MP (main, f/2.2)
  • 2 MP (depth, f/2.4)

Front camera: 8 MP, f/2.0

OS: Android 11 (Color OS 11.1)

Dimension: 164.4 x 75.7 x 8.4 mm

Weight: 185g

Battery: 5000mAh

Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz/5GHz

Bluetooth: v5.1


Earphone Jack: Yes

Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (side)

Face ID: Yes

Colors: Black, light blue

Others: VoLTE , Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)


  • 2G bands: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • CDMA BC0
  • 3G bands: WCDMA B1/B5/B8
  • 4G bands:
    • LTE TDD B34/B38/B39/B40/ B41 2555-2675MHz)
    • LTE FDD B1/B3/B5/B8

Model: PESM10

OPPO A36 Price and Availability

The OPPO A36 comes in a single 8GB + 256GB memory configuration in China priced at ¥1,599 ($251). It can be availed in either of these two color options – Cloudly Black and Qingchuan Blue.

OPPO A36 in colors 1

The phone is up for pre-order at a discounted price tag of ¥1,499 ($235). It will start shipping to customers from January 14.


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