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OPPO Launches the A53 5G Budget Smartphone for 1,299 Yuan (~$198)

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When 5G network officially launched, the majority of the smartphone manufactures were quick to make their high-end and flagship smartphones 5G-ready – probably to boost sales.

Now, for a couple of months, we have noticed how these smartphone makers are making mid-range and entry-level smartphone 5G-enabled, seems that’s the new marketing strategy.

In that vein, OPPO has decided to bring 5G to its fans in the build of a budget smartphone. The Chinese brand has announced the OPPO A53 5G budget-friendly device.

Based on the price tag, the new A-series device would rank as one of the cheapest 5G-ready smartphones around.

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Without further ado, let’s dive into the specs and features of the new OPPO A53 5G.

The OPPO A53 5G comes with a full display with a top-left positioned punch-hole design. The Liquid Crystal Display measures 6.5-inches and produces a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels.

Also, the display supports a 1500:1 contrast ratio, 480nits of brightness, and a 90Hz screen refresh rate.

On the backside, the OPPO A53 5G packs a square-shaped camera module at the top-left corner. It comprises of three AI lenses that include a 16-megapixel primary sensor, a 2-megapixel macro lens, a 2-megapixel portrait camera, and an LED flash.

Inside, the MediaTek Dimensity 720 chip that has a peak frequency of 2.0GHz fuels the handset. The chipset supports SA/NSA dual-mode 5G network, and it adopts the TSMC 7nm process.

For battery, a modest 4,040mAh battery serves as backup for the OPPO A53 5G. Unfortunately, the handset lacks support for fast charging.

Other notable features of the OPPO A53 5G include a side-facing fingerprint reader and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The handset will arrive in 4GB RAM + 128GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage models. Already, both variants are available for reservation and shipping will begin on December 21.

The 4GB model of the phone sells for 1,299 Yuan (~$198). Customers can pick up the phone in the following colour options: lake green, purple, and black.

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