The Oppo A38 appeared last week and yesterday, the device silently debuted on the company website in the United Arab Emirates. Just like the leak predicted, the phone comes with a 50 MP main camera and a basic LTE-only chipset despite the fact UAE has 5G in all major city areas across the country.
The Oppo A38 has a 6.56” LCD with HD+ resolution, up to 90 Hz refresh rate, and a 90 Hz touch sampling rate as well. There is also a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera that has a 5 MP sensor behind. There are two cameras on the back, but only the main one is actually useful. It is 50 MP with f/1.8 aperture and autofocus. The second one is a 2 MP depth sensor.
The chipset is Mediatek Helio G85, and the phone has 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. The micro SD slot enables up to 1 TB extra storage.
Oppo equipped the A38 with a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 33W SuperVOOC charging as well as basic PD (9V/1.5A). The Oppo AE division promised the phone will get updates for 2.5 years, which is a good thing, given that this is a phone on the more affordable end of the price spectrum.
Other features worth mentioning are the dual SIM capabilities, a 3.5 mm audio jack, the latest Bluetooth 5.3 and all major GNSS standards. The Oppo A38 is arriving in two Glowing colors – Black and Gold, but we have no information on pricing or availability.