OPPO A31 officially launched with Helio P35 and 4320mAh battery

OPPO has announced a new budget phone called the OPPO A31. This is currently available for the Indonesian market, but we know it’ll most probably be made available for other markets including Kenya later on.

The biggest drawback of the device is that it is launching in February 2020 while running Android 9 Pie out of the box, and given OPPO’s track record with sending out updates, it may never receive Android 10. Hopefully, OPPO fixes that, and updates the device if they plan on launching it in Kenya.

At the back there’s a triple camera setup with a 12MP main shooter, a 2MP for portraits, and a 2MP for macro shots.

The device is powered by a Helio P35 processor with a 4320mAh battery. There’s one RAM and storage option: 4GB RAM, and 128GB storage. It runs Android 9 Pie of course with OPPO’s ColorOS 6.1 skin on top. Notably, there’s Bluetooth 5.0.

Different color models

OPPO A31 Specifications:

PRICEExpected KES. 18,000
Buy from PhonePlaceKenya.com
Display6.5″ IPS LCD 1600×720 pixels (20:9 aspect ratio)
Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
Rear CameraTriple Setup:
12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (macro), 1/5.0″, 1.75µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Front Camera8 MP, f/2.0
ChipsetMediatek MT6765V/CB Helio P35 (12nm)
GPUPowerVR GE8320
RAM4GB RAM
Storage128GB eMMC 5.1
Dedicated MicroSD card
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6.1
Battery4230 mAh battery
Micro-USB Charging
Network2G, 3G, 4G
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct,
Bluetooth 5.0
3.5mm audio jack
FM Radio
MicroUSB, OTG
Colour optionsFantasy White, Mystery Black
OthersRear Fingerprint Scanner

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