Popular Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has quietly introduced a new addition to its budget-friendly A-series line of smartphones. The new OPPO A5s is a slightly upgraded version of the OPPO A5 launched last year. In some markets, the smartphone will be sold as OPPO AX5s.

The OPPO A5s sports a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display panel with 720 x 1520 HD+ resolution and a waterdrop-style notch at the top. It runs on an octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 chipset, which is built on a 12nm FinFET process by TSMC. The OPPO A5, in comparison, runs on a Snapdragon 450 chipset. In terms of memory, the phone includes 3GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.

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OPPO A5s Debuts With 6.2" Waterdrop Screen and MediaTek Helio P35 1

Apart from the waterdrop screen and the more impressive Helio P35 chipset, the new OPPO A5s is largely identical to the A5. It comes with the same 13MP + 2MP dual-lens camera system at the rear and an 8MP snapper on the front for selfies as well as video calls. The smartphone’s internals are fueled by a large 4230mAh capacity battery.

When it comes to software, OPPO A5s runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2 out of the box. The smartphone comes in two new color options – Black and Red. Pricing and availability details have not been confirmed yet.

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