The name Oppo has been around for quite some time and the company has created a place for themselves in the present smartphone community. Although the devices don’t have super high specifications, the specialty of Oppo lies in their unconventional and out of the box camera designs. The recent upcoming A73 has everyone on their toes. Specs and images of the device, estimated to launch during January of 2018, has got everyone on their toes. The device targets the mid-level smartphone segment and the package they are offering in the A73 seems quite impressive. However, the specs are subject to change at the time of the actual release. These are just speculations based on leaks all over the internet and are not to be taken seriously. Without further ado, let us jump into the details of Oppo’s new upcoming A73.
The A73 is said to come equipped with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display. It will also have Corning Gorilla Glass protection and a pixel density of ~403ppi. Resolution is capped at 1080 x 2160 pixels, which is quite impressive and expected from a mid-tier smartphone. According to the leaked images, there doesn’t seem to be any bezels at the top or bottom of the display. We are assuming somewhere around the 78%+ screen to body ratio, which, is quite impressive. This ensures that all those 400+ pixels get a lot of room to really highlight the display. There isn’t much to be said about the design as well. The fingerprint sensor at the back also appears to be lackluster. It is expected that the company might change the design before the actual launch.
Under the hood, the A73 is powered by 64-bit 2.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6757CD processor. It also has a Mali-T880 MP2 GPU for handling the graphics, along with 4 GB of RAM. The device comes with 32 GB of internal storage which can also be expanded via a microSD card, all the way up to 128 GB. So far so good, the device seems to pack the basic pack the basic specs of a mid-tier smartphone. There are no leaks regarding the performance of the device. However, a device with similar specs has been reported to give a score around the 40 to 50k range. Depending upon the optimization of the A73 we are hoping the numbers are somewhere around the estimated region, if not higher. The octa-core processor is divided into 4 high-performance cores (2.5GHZ) and 4 low performance (1.6GHz) cores in order to better manage the power supply. This ensures that the processor doesn’t perform at full potential all the time, even for trivial tasks. For example, when typing an email, the 1.6GHz will be in play. However, when playing games that require higher processing power, the 2.5GHz ones will come into play instead of the 1.6GHz ones.
The Oppo A73 will most probably have a single 13-megapixel shooter at the front and a 16-megapixel front camera. Unfortunately, Oppo decided to include only a single camera instead of two like the competition. This may hurt the device I the long run since it won’t be able to compete with its peers. Exposure control, LED flash, touch focus and HDR will also be included. The video recording resolution hasn’t been mentioned but we are expecting it to be full HD 1080p@30fps or higher.
All the normal audio and video codices will be supported, namely MP3, MP4, M4A, FLV, WAV, eAAC+, and H.264. Further support for other media formats can be availed by downloading any third party software.
The A73 will most probably have a non-removable Li-Po 3115mAh battery, which is a quite unusual number. Although it’s on the lower side of the spectrum, a properly optimized phone won’t have any trouble with battery management. No news on the availability of an FM radio though we are hoping them to include one. The dual SIM card is also supported along with 4G LTE capabilities.