Oppo unveiled the A53 5G in China today, and while the name indicates that this is just an A53 with 5G support, if the Reno series teaches us anything, things are not that simple.
The Oppo A53 5G is powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 720 chipset, which offers great 5G support, but also provides an overall performance boost compared to the modest Snapdragon 460 inside both the A53 and A53. The 5G model comes with 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of non-expandable storage.
Its screen is a 6.5 inch 1080 x 2400 LCD screen, and the resolution is higher than the panels in non-5G A53 / A53s. It has a 90Hz refresh rate, 120Hz touch sampling rate, full sRGB coverage, and a typical brightness of 480 nits.
On the back there is a 16MP f / 2.2 main camera, a 2MP f / 2.4 macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The main shooter decision is another upgrade. Selfie camera 8 MP f / 2.0.
Oddly, the battery capacity is a reduction from the other A53 models, at only 4,040mAh (compared to 5,000mAh). Charging 10 watts. The phone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a side fingerprint sensor (included in the power button), as well as support for two SIM cards. It runs Android 10 with ColorOS 7.2 on top. It measures 162.2 x 75 x 7.9mm, and weighs 175g.
It is quoted at 1,299 CNY, which means current exchange rates are around $ 198 or 162 €. Don’t worry, though – if it launches outside of China, those prices will definitely grow, as it always happens when smartphones make a trip from China to anywhere else.