Oppo A1 with 18:9 display, face unlock feature launched: Specifications and price
The device flaunts a tall 5.7-inch S-IPS LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.
OPPO has reportedly launched an entry-level smartphone — A1 in its home country which is meant to cater to the basic needs of the users. The smartphone is set to go on sale in China from April 1. As of now, it is not known whether the phone will debut in India.
As for the specifications, the device flaunts a tall 5.7-inch S-IPS LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The OPPO A1 features 4GB RAM/64GB storage. There is currently no information available on the chipset powering the handset.
Optics wise, the handset boasts a 13MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and an 8MP selfie camera with Beauty mode. The smartphone does not feature a fingerprint sensor, instead, comes with face recognition technology. The company claims that the face recognition on the A1 captures 128 unique facial features to provide accurate unlocking capabilities.
On the connectivity front, the A1 includes GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 4G LTE. There is a 3180mAh battery under the hood. Sensors onboard include a proximity sensor, accelerometer, and face unlock sensor. The OPPO A1 will be available in three colour variants – Cherry Red, Dark Blue, and Pearly White. The OPPO A1 carries a price tag of 1399 Yuan (approximately Rs 14,400), according to GizChina.
Besides, OPPO is all set to unveil F7 smartphone in India on March 26. The device could feature an iPhone X-like notch and come with mid-range specifications
Oppo granted environmental clearance to set up a manufacturing unit worth Rs 2,200 crore in Greater Noida
Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has been given green clearance to set up a mobile manufacturing unit in Greater Noida at a cost of Rs 2,200 crore, a senior government official said.
The Union Environment Ministry has granted the environment clearance to its Indian subsidiary Oppo Mobiles India Pvt Ltd for the proposed project.
"The clearance has been given to the Oppo's project after taking into account the views of an expert green panel. It is subject to compliance of certain conditions," the government official said.
The environment clearance certificate has already been issued to the company, the official added. As per the proposal, Oppo wants to set up a smartphone manufacturing unit in 110.04 acres in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The project will comprise of factory, offices, dormitory, canteen and play area.
The project cost is estimated to be at Rs 2,200 crore.
The company has informed the government that about 13,043 kg per day solid waste will be generated in the proposed project. Bio-degradable waste will be processed, while the non-biodegradable waste will be handed over to local vendors.
The state electricity board will supply power to the proposed project, it said.
The proposed project will generate direct and indirect employment opportunities for both skilled and unskilled labour during construction and operation phase, the company added.
To make India a global hub for electronics manufacturers, the government is giving incentives through the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) and Electronic Development Fund (EDF).