OPPO A53 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, 5000mAh battery launched in India for ₹12,990 (~$175)

OPPO A53 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, 5000mAh battery launched in India for ₹12,990 (~$175)

Earlier this month, we learned that Chinese OEM OPPO was planning on launching a Snapdragon 460-powered device called the OPPO A53. The leaked specifications also revealed that the device would feature a 6.5-inch 90Hz LCD display with a hole-punch cutout, a triple camera setup with a 13MP primary sensor, a 16MP selfie shooter, a massive 5,000mAh battery, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Today, OPPO launched the device in the Indian market and we can now confirm that the leaked specifications were completely accurate.

OPPO A53: Specifications

Specification OPPO A53
Dimensions & Weight
  • 16.39×7.51×0.84cm
  • 186g
  • 6.5-inch HD+ LCD
  • 1600×720
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • 120Hz touch sampling rate
  • 89.2% screen-to-body ratio
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
RAM & Storage
  • 4GB LPDDR4x + 64GB UFS2.1
  • 6GB+128GB
  • microSD card expansion slot with support for up to 256GB cards
Battery & Charging
  • 5,000mAh
  • 18W wired fast charging
Fingerprint sensor
  • Rear-mounted
Rear Camera
  • 13MP f/2.2 primary camera
  • 2MP f/2.4 macro lens
  • 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
Front Camera
  • 16MP f/2.0
Other Features
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a//b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type-C
Android Version ColorOS 7.2 based on Android 10

The new OPPO A53 is the first device to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 460 SoC, which was announced earlier this year in January. The budget-friendly device packs in a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD display with a resolution of 1600×720 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate, 120Hz touch sampling rate, and a 89.2% screen-to-body ratio. The display has minimal bezels on either side, a chunky chin, and a hole-punch cutout in the top left corner for the selfie camera.

OPPO A53 color variants

The Snapdragon 460 SoC on the device is accompanied by either 4GB or 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM, coupled with 64GB or 128GB of UFS2.1 storage. In the camera department, the device packs in a triple camera setup on the back with a 13MP f/2.2 primary camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. Over on the front, the device has a 16MP f/2.0 selfie camera. Powering the device is a 5,000 mAh battery, which features support for 18W fast charging. On the software front, the OPPO A53 runs ColorOS 7.2 based on Android 10.

Along with the new OPPO A53, the company has also launched the OPPO Power Bank 2 in the Indian market, which packs in a 10,000mAh battery. The power bank is capable of 18W fast charging and it features a low-current charging mode for accessories.

Pricing & Availability

As mentioned earlier, the OPPO A53 comes in two RAM/storage variants. The variants have been priced as follows:

  • 4GB+64GB: ₹12,990 (~$175)
  • 6GB+128GB: ₹15,490 (~$209)

The device will be available in three color variants — Electric Black, Fairy White, and Fancy Blue — and it will go on sale starting today via Flipkart. The OPPO Power Bank 2 has been priced at ₹1,299 (~$18) and it will also be available on Flipkart starting today.

The company has announced a couple of launch offers for early buyers, including 10% instant discount for SBI card users, complete mobile protection for ₹1, buyback guarantee up to 70% at ₹99, and a bundle offer for the power bank that drops its price to ₹899 when purchased with an OPPO A53.

Buy the OPPO A53 from Flipkart

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Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

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