With the existing mobile world giants facing tough competition from newbie entrants from China such as Vivo and Oppo, the variety in the mobile sector has increased. As New Year sets in,  good news from Oppo has made our day. The Chinese smartphone maker tweeted on Tuesday that it is set to release it’s latest A83 this Saturday for the Indian market at a modest Rs. 13,990 only. We had already seen a sneak peek of the model last month when it became available in China.

Ever since the announcement, enthusiasts can’t help but gush over the smartphone’s top features that include face unlock and as aspect ratio of 18:9. Unlock Oppo A83 within 0.18 seconds using this feature that recognizes 128 feature points on your face, says Oppo.

Users are already going gaga over its full frame capture camera.

The price point is also a highlight and will directly tag the Oppo A83 as tough competition for Samsung On Max, Honor 7X and Xiaomi Mi A1. If you are worried that the Oppo latest entrant will come in the usual white and black color variants, know that white is not on the cards but black and champagne have made the cut. We have confirmed this with a tweet posted from Oppo Mobile India.

Oppo A83 specifications

The Oppo A83 comes with a 5.7-inch full-HD+ screen of 720×1440 pixels. Of LCD variant and aspect ratio as mentioned, the A83 is punched up with an octa-core processor – MediaTek 6763T that clocks  2.5GHz frequency.  Laced with 32GB of onboard storage you can expand it with up-to 256 GB microSD. The RAM is a major difference from the Chinese variant that comes with 4GB of RAM. However,  sources reveal that a 4 GB model too is set to be available. The 3180mAh battery is a notable feature instead of 3090mAh capacity packed into the China market model.

For all self-enthusiasts, the Oppo A83 won’t disappoint either since it sports a 13-megapixel main camera backed with LED flash along with  8-MP front camera. Of course, 4G support is inbuilt.

Oppo user Alok Kumar Singal, a trader in Kolkata, says that his experience with Oppo has been great except for the pain he had to go through during a screen replacement done at the service center. We caught up with him and he says that with Oppo A83, he hopes for a sturdier build and better hand grip. “Of course, service points need more hubs around here,” he grins.