OPPO today announced its new A Series 2020, bringing the A9 2020 handset to UK consumers. The latest device combines high-quality specs and affordability, complete with a long-lasting battery for an enhanced, uninterrupted experience.
The OPPO A Series 2020 inspires users to “Play”, with its all-purpose, versatile, 48MP quad-camera that pushes the boundaries of creativity, packed with a powerful 5,000mAh Ultra Battery for even longer use.
“We named the handset the OPPO A Series 2020 in celebration of the beginning of the new decade and to commemorate the success of our current A series over the past ten years,” said Michael Tran, Executive Director, OPPO UK. “We’re excited to welcome a new generation of users and bring to the UK a high performing and beautiful handset that provides access to the latest technologies, a stunning design and a battery that keeps up with their demands, on the go and every day without disruption.”
Versatile Camera Tech Brings Users Even More Photography Options
The OPPO A9 2020 comes with a multipurpose Quad Camera setup, including a 48MP Main Camera + 8MP Ultra-Wide Lens + 2MP Mono Lens + 2MP Portrait Lens. The A9 2020 offers an all-around use that can satisfy users’ needs for all shooting angles and scenarios, including the Ultra Night Mode 2.0 and a whole host of artistic portrait styles.
The 48MP primary lens improves image clarity with higher resolution, helping capture more detail and take clearer pictures. The 8MP 119° ultra-wide-angle lens brings more diversity in terms of picture composition and expression, making it easier to capture a larger shot in a smaller space. The Mono lens and Portrait Lens allows users to add retro, grainy and atmospheric filters to portrait shots, creating more personalised images for users – offering new and unique styles that are different to what is currently on the market.
Ultra Night Mode 2.0 ensures efficient noise reduction, while HDR and Multi-Frame Technology provide users with night scene pictures that exceed the brightness and detail that the human eye can perceive. Faces appear bright and detailed, while background light flare is greatly diminished. Images stay crisp and clear whether capturing bright city lights or dim country nights. Ultra Night Mode 2.0 even works while taking Ultra Wide-angle photos.
The A9 2020 is equipped with a 16MP selfie camera and uses AI Beautification technology for tailor-made selfies to better cater to different markets and beauty trends. This technology automatically identifies skin tone, age, gender, and skin colour. It differentiates users for customised beautification. An all-new algorithm for smoothing out blemishes on the skin and sharper features create a make-up free look if users wish to apply this.
OPPO’s latest stabilisation technology also meets consumers’ growing demand for high-quality action videos, with a built-in gyroscope on these two handsets. This creates more stable shooting while running, walking, cycling and more, along with improved video filters that allow users to create their own movies with the press of a button, ideal for creating eye-catching content in the era of short video apps.
Intelligent Design That’s Both Attractive and User-Friendly
The OPPO A Series 2020 also comes equipped with a brand new and more compact Waterdrop screen, with a 31.4% decrease in an overall area compared to the previous generation, for a better look and user experience. A 6.5” full screen has an 89% screen-to-body ratio, which also uses toughened Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ that is twice as hard as the third generation and offers better resistance to scratches. A Sunlight Screen improves screen readability under strong direct light and ensures true colours shine through in dim or dark environments, while a blue light filter relieves eye fatigue and better protects users’ eyesight in low light.
The OPPO A9 2020 also features 3D gradient designs for a more vibrant, eye-catching look, with each handset made from four curved 3D sheets, which look thinner and fits comfortably into the hand. These feature Nano-scale patterns that create multi-toned, radiant colouring from different angles and under different lighting.
Hardware and Software for Exceptional Experience and Performance
The large capacity 5000mAh battery enables all-day use, capable of supporting 19 hours of continuous operation and play. The battery is also able to handle reverse charging, freeing active, on-the-go users from the worries of rapid battery drain.
In terms of audio, the device comes with dual stereo speakers that offer higher volumes and improved sound quality. The sound feels full-bodied and clearer, with an immersive surround sound effect. Dolby Atmos sound effects are used for the most immersive, thrilling sounds, videos and gaming experiences anytime, anywhere. It’s also received Hi-Res Audio certification, ensuring superb sound quality, as well as directional technologies that create a more thrilling, realistic and immersive audio experience.
On top of that, the OPPO A Series 2020 packs an ultra-powerful performance, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 platform, with an 8-core 64-bit processor. Compared to the previous A7 using Snapdragon 450, the A9 2020’s CPU is improved by 40%, while its GPU has improved by more than 100%. Especially for the gaming experience, Game Boost 2.0 accelerator technology offers improved Frame Boost and Touch Boost, which both provide lightning-fast gameplay response, by reducing touch screen latency and lag, delivering the overall better user experience. Frame Boost provides real-time monitoring of the phone’s operations to resolve latency and game lag, while also allocating resources to avoid the phone overheating or using too much power. Touch Boost makes special adjustments to the responsiveness of the touchscreen while gaming and also ups the sensitivity of the touchscreen while running applications so the phone feels faster and more responsive.
The handsets run ColorOS 6, based on Android 9.0, providing a fresh visual experience that’s more sleek, refined and comfortable even after prolonged use. As well as offering fingerprint and facial unlock features, this operating system comes with a whole host of smart functions such as Smart Assistant, Riding Mode, and Gesture Navigation which improve user convenience, safety and the phone’s overall versatility.
High capacity and versatile memory options provide more space to record life’s beautiful moments, such as a 128GB/64GB memory capacity and a three-card (Dual Sim + MicroSD) slot that can support up to 256GB of memory.
UK availability and pricing:
- The OPPO A9 2020 in Marine Green or Space Purple with 4GB + 128GB will be available in-store and online at Carphone Warehouse from 22nd October – RRP sim free from £219.99 or Monthly Contract from £16.99
- The OPPO A9 2020 in Marine Green with 4GB + 128GB will be available with EE from today also – RRP Monthly Contract from £20 PCM