Announced so quietly that it almost slipped by unnoticed, the Oppo A76 is not only official, it is also available as of today with sales kicking off in Malaysia. This is an an entry-level 4G phone with a starting price of MYR 900 ($215/€190) and you can grab one from Oppo.com (Malaysia) in Glowing Black or Glowing Blue. Just what are you getting for your money?
The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 680 chipset, a 6 nm upgrade of t he Snapdragon 662/665 with some relatively old CPU cores (Kryo 265) and an Adreno 610 GPU. Again, there’s no 5G modem on board, just a Cat. 13 LTE mdodem (390 Mbps down, 150 Mbps up). A leak suggests that there is a 5G model on the way, but this isn't it.
Oppo A76 in Glowing Black and Glowing Blue
The chipset is paired with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage. The ColorOS 11.1 (based on Android 11) has a virtual RAM expansion features that adds 5 GB more. There is no storage expansion available, the phone’s dual card slot only accepts SIMs.
On the front is a 6.56” display with 720 x 1,612 px resolution (20:9) and what makes it interesting is the 90 Hz refresh rate. Punch holed in the top left corner of the display is the 8 MP selfie camera.
Around the back is a dual camera, but don’t get fooled by the large circles around the lenses – it’s a pretty basic setup with a 13 MP main module and a 2 MP depth sensor. There’s no word on video recording capabilities, but the chipset tops out at 1080p, so that would be our guess.
The best feature on the A76 has to be its battery. It is fairly large with 5,000 mAh capacity and it is fast to charge too, supporting 33W.
Before you rush off to buy the Oppo A76, compare it with the A74. It costs the same, but it has a smaller 6.43” AMOLED display with 1080p+ resolution (60 Hz, though) and a 48 MP main camera, plus a 16 MP ultra wide. It is powered by the older Snapdragon 662 chipset (11 nm) and the same 5,000 mAh battery with 33W charging.
There is also the nearly identical Oppo A36, but something tells us these two won't be available in the same markets (it's not available in Malaysia, for example).