Oppo A12s Launched With 6.2″ Screen & Helio P35 for Only $129
Muhammad Mubeen Javed
Oppo A12s comes with a cheaper price tag with no compromises in specifications and an identical design to the original.
Design and Display
The design of the A12s is no different from the base model. It does come in two new color options grey and darker blue. The phone has a 6.2-inch display. It has a waterdrop notch at the top and HD+ resolution. There is a dual-camera setup on the matte rear panel. A fingerprint sensor placed in the center just above the Oppo logo.
Internals and Storage
The MediaTek Helio P35 SoC powers the internals with 3GB/32GB memory and 2.35Ghz octa-core CPU. The A12S falls short of the 4GB/64GB memory configuration found on the vanilla A12. But it does come with a memory card slot for storage expansion by up to 256GB.
The Oppo A12S runs on Color OS 6.1 on top of Android 10.
The primary camera includes a 13MP main sensor. A 2MP secondary lens for depth sensing. You can take portrait shots with bokeh effects. The primary camera can record 1080p videos at 30FPS. For selfies, there is a 5MP lens housed in the waterdrop notch. It can take HDR photos and record HD videos.
Battery and Pricing
The phones have 4230 mAh battery enough to keep the phone going for around 2 days. Especially since it has a 720p screen and a budget SoC. There is no fast charging available. There is only a micro USB port. Something inexcusable at any price point in 2020.
The Oppo A12S starts at $129. It has been launched in Cambodia. An international release should follow soon.