The smartphone space is interesting and insanely competitive, which is why manufacturers churn out phones out as fast as possible to keep you interested, the pandemic be damned.
We have been seeing the same thing with local releases too, where phone makers launch a device and update it a couple of months later (yes, remember the OPPO Reno3 that started selling in Kenya a couple of months ago? It has a successor, which has not launched in Kenya yet, but that is not the point: the window is a little too tight – although the devices are supposed to co-exist alongside each other).
Today, we are talking about the OPPO A53, which has since been leaked and is supposed to succeed the A52 that just started locally the other day.
According to leaks, the A53, which surprisingly shares a name with the A53 from 2015, is equipped with the following specs:
Screen: 6.5 inches refreshing at 90Hz
Memory: 64/128 GB, 4/8GB
Battery: 5000 mAh, 18W fast-charging
Cameras: 16 MP selfie punched in the screen, triple system on the rear at 13 MP, 2 MP and 2 MP
OS: Android 10
These are mid-range specs, and mostly match what the A52 is offering, albeit a couple of upgrades such as a fast-refreshing screen.
The A series line has always attempted to give users the best deal, with bigger memories, mammoth batteries, and a good price.
Knowing OPPO, the device will launch in other markets before making its way here. For instance, the A52 was out in April but only launched in Kenya in June.