Oppo A55s 5G launched in China: Specs & Price

Oppo has unveiled a fourth smartphone with the “A55” model name – well, this one is an Oppo A55s 5G, to be precise. We are yet to understand what the “s” stands for as the phone is basically the same as the Oppo A55 5G. Also note that this is quite different from the other Oppo A55s 5G, which was launched in Japan last year. There’s also the 4G model, Oppo A55.

Oppo A55s 5G launched in China

This model is powered by the Dimensity 700, a 7 nm chip with two Cortex-A76 cores (2.2 GHz), six A55 (2.0 GHz) and a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. And a sub-6 5G modem, of course, a key selling point over the 4G A55. The Japanese model used a Snapdragon 480, by the way.

The original A55 5G had 4 GB of RAM as base, this one starts at 6 GB. There is also an option for 8 GB of RAM (LPDDR4x in both cases), storage is always 128 GB with the option to add more via the microSD card slot. Note that ColorOS 11.1 can add 2 GB of virtual RAM (and yes, the phone is running Android 11).

The display is a 6.5” LCD with HD+ resolution (20:9) and a standard 60 Hz refresh rate, just like the A55 5G (and unlike the other A55s 5G, which has a 90 Hz HD+ display). The screen has 4,096 levels of dimming, but we didn’t see any mention of expected brightness. No toughened glass either.

The punch hole for the selfie camera contains an 8 MP sensor. On the back is a triple camera featuring a 13 MP main module, a 2 MP macro camera (4 cm focus distance) and a 2 MP depth sensor. Again, nothing has changed here – the three A55 5G models don’t measure up to their 4G sibling in the camera department (50+2+2 MP back, 16 MP front).

Oppo A55s 5G for China features

Same with the battery – all three models have 5,000 mAh power cells, but the 5G ones don’t have fast charging (the 4G one charges at 18W). The retail package contains a charger, a USB A to C cable, a protective case and a few other basics. The Japanese A55s 5G has a smaller 4,000 mAh battery, it really is a different phone despite the identical name.

Oppo A55s 5G for China

Oppo A55s 5G Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G bands: 1, 28, 41, 77, 78
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A

Launch

  • Announced: 2022, April 18
  • Status: Available. Released 2022, April 18

Design

  • Dimensions: 163.9 x 75.7 x 8.4 mm (6.45 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: 186 g (6.56 oz)
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Gold
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD, 480 nits (peak)
  • Size: 6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~82.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 11, ColorOS 11.1

Hardware

  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
  • Storage: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 13 MP, f/2.2, 25mm (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.12µm, PDAF
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
  • NFC: No
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable

Oppo A55s 5G Price and Availability

Oppo A55s 5G in colors

The Oppo A55s 5G is up for pre-order in China today, sales will start on the 25th (next Monday). The pricing is as follows:

  • 6/128 GB model costs CNY 1,100 ($175/€160/₹13,000)
  • 8/128 GB model costs CNY 1,200 ($190/€175/₹14,500)

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