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Oppo A79 Specs and Price

Oppo A79 Review

Oppo A79 has been released as a youth edition of the OPPO R11s, their full-screen flagship smartphone. The new OPPO A79 has similar features with the R11s. It also sports the Face ID technology which captures 128 facial features to identify the user. The technology is fast as well, unlocking the smartphone in just 0.08 seconds.


The OPPO A79 looks exactly like the R11s, it’s 7.2mm thin and weighs just 140g. With exquisitely premium colours, the A79 is a beauty to hold and behold. The fingerprint scanner is mounted at the back for easy access, on its aluminium design.


OPPO A79 is bezel-less with an AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen. OPPO achieved a near 80% screen to body ratio on the 6-inch device. The beautiful smartphone has a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels with a 402 ppi density. You will finally get the full value of viewing movies and playing games on a 6-inch device.


It houses a MediaTek Helio P23 MT6763T chipset, which clocks at 2.5GHz Octa-core processor. OPPO A79 won’t slow you down when performing your daily tasks. Its 4GB RAM helps for multitasking and heavy app launching.

In terms of storage, there’s a 64GB storage space for all your files, which is upgradeable to 128GB. OPPO A79 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with Color OS 3.1.


There’s a single 16MP super sharp rear camera on the A79. The camera captures 4K resolution images with amazing features like Panorama, Autofocus, PDAF Sensor, Gesture Shot, Voice Capture, HDR, Smile detection, Face Detection, Touch focus, Pro Mode, OIS Sensor and LED Flash.

For selfies, it sports another 16MP selfie camera with LED Flash for low light environment. The selfie camera also has a Face Beauty feature, making your selfies beautiful.


The OPPO A79 is powered by a 2900mAh Non-removable battery, with quick charge.


OPPO A79 is available for Pre-order for just $399, that’s about N140,000 – N160,000.

Full Specification Of OPPO A79

・Announced: 2017, November 24
・Status: Coming soon. December 1, 2017

・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: Yes
・4G Support: Yes
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes

・Dimensions: 157 x 78 x 7 mm
・Color: Blue, Gold, Black
・Weight: 140g

・Type: AMOLED FHD+ Capacitive Touch Screen
・Size: 6-inch
・Resolution: 2160 x 1080 pixels
・Pixel Density: 402ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 79%

・OS: Android 7.1, Color OS 3.1
・Processor: 2.5GHz Octa-core
・Chipset: MediaTek Helio P23 MT6763T
・GPU: Mali G71

・Card slot: Yes, microSD up to 128GB
・Internal: 64GB ROM, 4GB RAM

・Primary: 16MP
・Secondary: 16MP
・Flash: Yes, LED Flash

・Wifi: Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
・Bluetooth: Yes, 4.2
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Black)
・Sensors: Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient Light, Gyro, Fingerprint
・USB: 2.0, with OTG

・Capacity: 2900mAh
・Standby Time: 260h
・Talktime: 10h
・Fast Charging: Yes

Joseph Young
Joseph Young
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