The Chinese smartphone vendor Oppo is unveiling a new A-series smartphone, the Oppo A98 5G, in Malaysia. The company has announced this news through its official social media channel, and the phone has also been listed on its official website revealing key specifications ahead of its launch. Oppo has confirmed that the Oppo A98 5G will come with a 120Hz refresh rate display, 67W SuperVOOC charging support, a 64-megapixel rear camera unit, and 8GB of RAM with 256GB of onboard storage. The phone is expected to be launched soon, but the exact launch date and pricing details are still unknown.
Specifications and Features
Design and Display
The Oppo A98 5G features a 120Hz refresh rate display, which is perfect for smooth scrolling and video playback. It has a hole-punch cutout that houses the front selfie camera and an AI-backed triple rear camera unit. The display has a resolution of 1,080×2,400 pixels and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The phone has black and blue colour options and is easy to hold with dimensions of 162.9×74.7×8.4mm.
Hardware and Performance
The Oppo A98 5G is powered by an unnamed Snapdragon SoC, coupled with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. The inbuilt RAM can be expanded up to 16GB with unused onboard storage. The phone runs on Android 13-based ColorOS 13 and features a 6.7-inch LTPS LCD display. It is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G SoC. The device comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock for authentication.
The Oppo A98 5G is confirmed to carry an AI-backed triple rear camera unit, led by a 64-megapixel primary sensor with 40x microlens camera magnification. The other two cameras are an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel macro lens. The camera app features AI-powered night mode, text recognition, ultra-clear 108-megapixel mode, slow-motion mode, and timelapse mode.
Battery and Charging
The Oppo A98 5G is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with 67W SuperVOOC charging support. This technology can charge the phone from 0 to 100% in just 36 minutes, which is a huge advantage for heavy users. The device has a Type-C port for charging and data transfer and also supports reverse charging.
Availability and Price
Oppo is yet to announce the exact launch date and pricing details of the Oppo A98 5G in Malaysia. However, the company has started accepting pre-orders on its Malaysian website. The phone is expected to be priced around RM2,000 based on the specifications revealed so far. The phone will be available on Oppo’s online store, authorized stores, and e-commerce platforms.
Overall, the Oppo A98 5G looks like a promising mid-range phone with impressive specifications and features. It will compete with other 5G smartphones in the market, such as Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G, Realme 8 5G, and Samsung Galaxy A32 5G. Its 120Hz refresh rate display and 67W SuperVOOC charging support make it stand out from its competitors. The Oppo A98 5G is an excellent choice for users who need a high-end smartphone with strong battery life, great cameras, and a smooth display.