OPPO A7 announced with waterdrop notch and beefy 4,230 mAh battery

OPPO A7 announced with waterdrop notch and beefy 4,230 mAh battery

Slim bezels are the new trend yet most OEMs have had to come up with some solution to keep the proper sensors at the top of the phones. We saw this waterdrop notch from the OPPO R17 earlier this year and OnePlus used a similar style in the newly released 6T as well. Now, the company seems to be sticking with this style for their newer phones as we can see in the newly announced OPPO A7. This is a mid-range smartphone with the Snapdragon 450 SoC, the aforementioned waterdrop notch, and a larger than average 4,230mAh capacity battery.

The first time I heard about the OPPO A7 was from a rumor back in September that was nothing more than a massive spec sheet of the smartphone. There weren’t any additional details released at that time, including its design, release date, or anything else. All we had to go on was a rumored spec sheet, but that leak was actually accurate. So while many of us have known about the hardware of the OPPO A7, we were left in the dark when it came to its design.


That is until now. Not only do we know what the device looks like, but we also learned about some additional information. For instance, that leaked spec sheet mentioned nothing about OPPO’s HyperBoost technology yet the new OPPO A7 certainly has that feature. OPPO’s HyperBoost was announced last month and promised 31.91% shorter loading time while also claiming 100 times faster adjustment of the hardware frequency. This means your GPU frequency can be adjusted in 0.2 milliseconds, instead of the 20 milliseconds Android Linux kernel utilizes.

The OPPO A7 is currently available for pre-order in China for CNY1,599 (which is about $230) while other regions are expected to pay more (such as Nepal with a price tag of NPR35,790 – $310).

Specs OPPO A7
Display 6.2-inch at 720p (1520×720 pixels)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC
GPU Adreno 406
RAM 3GB and 4GB options
Internal Storage 32GB and 64GB with a microSD card slot
Rear Cameras 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4
Front Camera 16MP f/2.0
Battery 4,230mAh
Colors Glaze Blue, Glaring Gold, and Powder Pink
Software ColorOS 5.2

Via: GSM Arena Source: OPPO

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Doug Lynch
Doug Lynch

When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.

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