'Ice Blue Flame' Variant Of OPPO A79 Android Mid-Ranger Leaks

A new image depicting what's said to be the upcoming OPPO A79 appeared online earlier this week, having been shared by one industry insider from China. The photograph that can be seen below reveals the alleged Ice Blue Flame variant of the OPPO A79 that hasn't been seen so far, with previous leaks only showing the gold, black, and rose gold color options of the Android mid-ranger. Other than sporting a dark blue finish that appears to be extremely glossy, the device looks virtually identical to the previously leaked models, sporting an oval fingerprint reader on its back plate and having a single-lens camera setup situated in its top left corner, accompanied by what appears to be a dual-LED (dual-tone) flash unit. A single bottom-facing speaker also seems to be part of the package, as does a 3.5mm headphone jack. The handset appears to feature a USB Type-C port and volume keys alongside its left edge when looked from the front, opposing a power button on the right.

The new leak doesn't show the front side of the supposed OPPO A79, but previous sightings indicated that the Android-powered device will ship without a physical Home button despite having a regular-sized bottom bezel. The top bezel and sides of the phone flanking its screen were previously shown as being fairly minimal, with the display panel itself having a tall aspect ratio of 18:9, i.e. 2:1. According to reports that surfaced earlier this month, the OPPO A79 will launch with MediaTek's MT6763T (Helio P23) system-on-chip clocked at up to 2.3GHz and 4GB of RAM, in addition to sporting 64GB of internal flash memory. A microSD card slot is presumed to be part of the smartphone, with insiders claiming that both its front and rear cameras will take advantage of 16-megapixel sensors, though it's still unclear whether they'll use identical lenses. The screen of the handset supposedly has a 6.01-inch diagonal with an FHD+ resolution of 2,160 by 1,080 pixels, with sources alleging that OPPO's upcoming offering will be 157.3 x 76 x 7.2mm in size and weigh 140g.

The Chinese original equipment manufacturer is rumored to launch the OPPO A79 on Thursday, November 30th, with the smartphone being said to run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box and debut with a 2,399 yuan price tag, which translates to approximately $363. Provided that the handset truly exists, it's likely to eventually make its way to India at a similar price point.

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