A week ago, Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 480 SoC, which has become the manufacturer’s most affordable 5G solution. The first device based on this SoC was the Vivo Y31s; now it is joined by a colleague in the BBK group – Oppo A93 5G.
Full specs and images of the Oppo A93 5G have been revealed
The smartphone has appeared on the China Telecom website, but is not yet on the Oppo websites. But all the specs are already there and the price is $340.
On the one hand, this is a lot for a smartphone with this SoC; on the other hand, for example, the device has a display with curved edges, which is often typical only for flagships.
As for the rest of the specs, the smartphone is equipped with a 6.5-inch Full HD + display, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of flash memory, a 5000 mAh battery and a camera with a main 48-megapixel sensor.
OPPO Will Become Third Smartphone Brand In 2021
Digitimes Research recently reported that after three consecutive years of decline from 2018 to 2020, global smartphone shipments in 2021 are expected to grow at a double-digit rate or 150 million units. This growth will be accelerated by the construction of 5G infrastructure; and the process of commercial operations in Japan, Western Europe and the United States.
In the next five years, with the increase in the number of commercial 5G networks and the expansion of coverage, the replacement demand for 5G smartphones will increase. Digitimes Research predicts that the supply of entry-level 5G or 4G equipment in emerging markets will also drive global smartphone shipments. They are expected to reach 1.5 billion and 1.7 billion in 2023 and 2025, respectively.
Samsung Electronics and Apple will take the top two positions in smartphone shipments in 2021. They will be followed by OPPO, VIVO and Xiaomi. The Shenzhen-based Transsion will sell entry-level smartphones of multiple brands in Africa and South Asia. So it will rank sixth. Huawei, which is affected by the US ban, is expected to fall back to seventh place.
Digitimes Research also predicts that global 5G smartphone shipments will reach 200 million units in 2020. Then, it will expand to 1.22 billion units in 2025.