Oppo is a very well-known brand in China, and you’ve probably already heard of them. This is a company behind the N3 smartphone with an auto-rotating camera, which is also probably the most interesting device by the company. Anyhow, Oppo is not releasing that many devices per year, but they do have quite a few mid and high-end smartphones out in the market at the moment. Well, this China-based company has just released yet handset, though this time we’re looking at a low-mid range handset. Anyhow, let’s see what it has to offer.
The Oppo A31 features a 4.5-inch 854 x 480 display along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card up to 128GB). This handset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 64-bit quad-core processor which ships with an Adreno 306 GPU for graphics. This device does offer 4G LTE support, though it comes with support for TD-LTE only at the moment (Chinese LTE bands). The 8-megapixel camera is located on the back of this handset (f/2.2 aperture), while there’s a 2-megapixel snapper available up front. 2,000mAh battery is also a part of this package and Android 4.4 KitKat comes pre-installed on this device with Oppo’s Color OS on top of it. This is also a dual-SIM device (micro SIM + nano SIM).
This handset isn’t exactly the most powerful device out there, but it might be suitable for some people. What’s interesting here though, is the fact that this device sports a glass panel on its back as well, like some of the company’s high-end offerings. We don’t get to see such design choices in this price range, but this might actually appeal to some people who want a rather cheap and yet kinda stylish device. The bezels on this thing aren’t exactly that thin, but the device isn’t big by any stretch of the imagination thanks to the 4.5-inch display size. The capacitive buttons are also present here, as you can see in the images down below. The Oppo A31 is priced at 999 Yuan ($161) in China and will be available for purchase starting on April 17th.