The OPPO A3 leaked once again ahead of launch, having been prematurely listed on the website of China Telecom earlier today. While the product page in question ended up being removed in a relatively swift manner, it's been live long enough for the user manual and some official product renders of the OPPO A3 to make their way to other parts of the World Wide Web. Identified by the model number PADM00, the smartphone in question appears to be a mid-ranger set to compete with a broad range of other value-oriented offerings released over the course of this year, with China Telecom citing its price tag at 1,999 yuan, i.e. just under $320.
The handset is equipped with a 6.2-inch screen, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal flash memory, as well as a microSD card slot allowing for up to 256GB of additional storage space, as per the newly leaked listing. Both the user manual and product renders seen in the gallery below confirm the OPPO A3 will feature a display notch housing its 8-megapixel camera, earpiece, and ambient light sensor, with the smartphone also featuring a single-lens rear sensor listed as being of the 16-megapixel variety. A 3.5mm headphone jack is part of the package, as is Android 8.1 Oreo with support for Google's Project Treble. The OPPO A3 boasts the mid-range MediaTek Helio P60 chip, while its screen has a resolution of 2,280 by 1,080 pixels which is highly unusual but also a result of its display notch. Discounting the cutout, the handset will sport a regular 18:9 (2:1) display panel.
The Chinese original equipment manufacturer is expected to announce the A3 by the end of the next month and will most likely be targeting it at its home country and possibly India. The smartphone has been listed with a 3,300mAh non-removable battery, beauty mode support, and 4G LTE compatibility. The entire package is 56 × 75.3 × 7.8mm in size, weights 159g, and will be available in Knight Black, Soybean Meal, Blue, Stardust Silver, and Pomegranate, according to the same source. OPPO still isn't making any plans to enter the U.S. market, a company official told AndroidHeadlines last month.