After launching the Oppo A16 in Indonesia, Oppo immediately stepped on the gas to introduce the A16s as an Abdroid phone at a low price under the Oppo A-series family. Oppo A16s comes with a waterdrop-style screen bangs and carries three rear cameras that are equipped with built-in features such as AI Beautification, Dazzling Mode, and Bokeh filters as photo enhancers.
There are also pre-installed features that are claimed to protect charging at night and reduce power consumption at night. Overall, the A16s does look like the A16 with some minor improvements, especially the addition of NFC support.
Oppo A16s Specifications
Oppo A16s runs on the Android 11 operating system with ColorOS 11.1 as the interface. The phone sports a 6.52-inch (720×1600 pixels) HD+ display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and a hefty 60Hz refresh rate. The MediaTek Helio G35 paired with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM is relied on to boost the power of this phone.
The triple rear camera system on the Oppo A16s carries a 13 MP main sensor with an f/2.2 lens, combined with a 2 MP monochrome sensor with an f/2.4 lens and a 2 MP macro sensor. Although it looks ordinary, the camera is capable of recording videos up to 1080 at 30fps. For selfies and video calls, the A16s features an 8 MP camera sensor on the front with an f/2.0 lens.
The Oppo A16s provides 64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage space which can be expanded using a microSD card. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. While supported sensors include accelerometer, ambient light, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. There is also a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The A16s will be powered by a 5,000mAh battery embedded in the phone which has dimensions of 163.8×75.6×8.4mm and weighs 190 grams.
Oppo A16s Price
The Oppo A16s carries a higher RAM and storage configuration than the A16 model. In Europe, the A16s is priced at EUR 149 IDR 2.5 million for a 4GB RAM + 64GB storage configuration. The phone comes in Crystal Black and Pearl Blue color options and is currently only available for purchase in the Netherlands. Details on availability and pricing in other markets have not been disclosed.
Previously last month, the Oppo A16 was launched in Indonesia at a price of Rp. 1,999 million for the 3GB + 32GB configuration. The A16 slides by relying on the MediaTek Helio G35 chipset, the same as that carried by the A16s.
On the camera side, the OPPO A16 is equipped with three main cameras with a 13MP wide main sensor, a 2MP monochrome lens and a 2MP macro sensor. On the front, this phone also relies on an 8MP selfie camera. This entry-level smartphone is equipped with a 5,000 mAh battery, which is equipped with the Super Power Saving Mode feature that allows users to make phone calls for up to 1.84 hours. There is also a Super Nighttime Standby Mode feature that will reduce power consumption at night by up to 1.21%.