Announcement. OPPO A36 is an almost budget smartphone with a flagship amount of memory

A smartphone with a rather unusual combination of characteristics has been announced in China. It's called OPPO A36. Let's get acquainted.

The brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset.Doesn't support 5G networks. Performance statistics are still scarce. The only AnTuTu score that I have so far caught is 216850 points. Those. not even the fact that the average level. Rather, an advanced public sector employee. But it is made according to a completely modern technical process - 6 nm.

Lots of RAM - 8 GB. An indecent amount of permanent memory - as much as 256 GB.

The screen is large as standard, 6.56 ″.The resolution is low and slightly non-standard, 720 × 1612 (269 ppi). In my opinion, I have never seen these 1612 vertical pixels. Or is it a typo? The refresh rate is slightly increased at 90 Hz.

The battery is standard for OPPO, a capacious, 5000 mAh. There is no fast charging. (Most likely standard 10W).

The simplest set of cameras. The front one has a resolution of 8 MP. On the back there is a 13 + 2 MP dual module.

There is no NFC module, no gyroscope. There is a fingerprint scanner on the side. There is a standard audio output, dual-band Wi-Fi, Type-C.

Price. Now, in the pre-order stage, OPPO A36 costs ¥ 1,499 (₽17,500, $ 235). In a few days the price will rise to ¥ 1,599 (₽18,600, $ 251). Not very cheap in my opinion. For such and such characteristics.

The only thing that is not very clear.Why does a low-powered smartphone with weak cameras need so much memory? You can't really play hard games or take pictures. Now, if you only watch a movie twenty-four hours a day.

OPPO A36 Key Features:

Screen S-IPS, 6.56 ″, 720 × 1612, 269 ppi, 90 Hz, sensor polling rate 180 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 680
2.4 GHz, 4 x Kryo 265 (Cortex-A73), 4 x Kryo 265 (Cortex-A53), Adreno 610
Memory 8 GB RAM, 256 GB ROM, Micro-SD up to 1 TB, LPDDR4x, UFS2.2
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile networksLTE Bands 1,3,5,8,34,38-41
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 5 (850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
CDMA 800
Battery Li-Pol, 5000 mAh, 19.35 Wh
Dimensions164.4 x 75.7 x 8.4 mm
Weight 185 g
Rear Camera: Dual, Flash, Auto Focus

- 13 MP, f / 2.2, 80 °

- 2 MP, depth sensor, f / 2.4, 89 °
front camera: 8 MP, f / 2.0, 79 °, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OS Android 11, ColorOS 11.1
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, Proximity, Illuminance, Fingerprint (side)
USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

George Kiselyov