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Published on April 16th, 2019 | by admin

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Game of Phones: OPPO Challenges for Entry Level Crown

AX5s makes premium possible with stylish design, long-lasting battery life with an enormous waterdrop screen all for the incredible price of $299 AUD

OPPO has today announced the launch of its latest smartphone, the AX5s. Boasting a stylish design, long-lasting battery life, and 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras, the AX5s is the perfect companion for price savvy Aussies.

OPPO might be stealing headlines of late for its flagship innovations, such as pop-up cameras, 10x Hybrid Zoom and SuperVOOC charging, but the launch of the AX5s shows it’s continuing to demonstrate premium is possible – even among entry level devices.

The AX5s, which retails for $299, features an 8MP front facing selfie camera as well as OPPO’s unique waterdrop screen, ensuring an immersive viewing experience through its enormous near-fullscreen 6.2-inch LCD display which boasts an impressive 89.35% screen-to-body ratio.

“All eyes are on 5G smartphones and we’re proud to be leading that charge,” said Michael Tran, Managing Director at OPPO Australia. “While we’re gearing up for a new era of smartphones, we understand flagship devices can often be an expensive purchase and at times a luxury not everyone can afford.

“At the same time, we understand choosing to purchase a sub $300 smartphone usually means missing out on innovative features consumers actually want. That’s not the case with the AX5s, as we’ve taken many of the innovations found in OPPO’s flagship devices and packed them into our small but powerful new addition.”

Stylish mirror exterior with a waterdrop screen

The AX5s provides a fully immersive viewing experience through its enormous 6.2-inch LCD screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio at 720p. Thanks to relentless innovation in both technology and manufacturing, an earpiece, camera, and light sensor have all been integrated into the waterdrop positioned at the top of the screen. This makes the 89.35% screen-to-body ratio possible, creating a display perfectly structured for gaming, entertainment and web-browsing.

Play stronger and longer with a 4230mAh battery and 3GB RAM

Powered by a 4230mAh large-capacity battery, the AX5s supports up to 13.5 hours of video playback, thanks to an AI algorithm optimisation and a low power-consumption MTK6765 processor. Its 2.3GHz CPU and 3GB RAM enables multiple applications to run seamlessly at the same time.

Capture every angle with 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras and 8MP front beauty camera

OPPO devices are known for their exceptional camera performance and the AX5s is no different. It sports an 8MP front facing camera with F2.0 aperture and 13MP+2MP dual rear cameras for crystal clear image capture. Thanks to AI and big data technologies, the front camera offers more natural and personalised beautification options, delivering stunning selfies in a flash. The smartphone’s rear cameras produce high-quality portraits by blurring the background to help users stand out in their photos. The primary camera uses a 5P lens to precisely control the light path, creating a sharper image. Paired with AI beautification technology, portraits are now more eye-catching than ever before.

Meanwhile, the multi-frame anti-shake technology ensures a smoother, more stable video shooting experience. The AX5s also supports AR stickers that respond to facial movements, as well as foreground and music stickers, opening up a more dynamic and engaging photo experience for everyone.

Making life smarter and more efficient with ColorOS 5.2.1

The AX5s runs on the streamlined and striking ColorOS 5.2.1 which introduces new features such as Smart Bar, Smart Scan, Video Editing, and more,

Smart Scan and Smart Bar are two standout functions. Smart Scan offers features such as the ability to transform paper business cards into electronic versions to streamline professional networking, and document and image translation for overseas travel. Smart Scan also converts images into editable text, allowing users to seamlessly work between formats.

Meanwhile, Smart Bar is a productivity tool allowing users to quickly switch between apps, conveniently reply to text messages and transfer files while playing games or watching videos – keeping you more productive as you multitask. Smart Bar also supports shortcut tools such as cutting and screen recording to make life and work more efficient.

Pricing & Availability

AX5s RRP: $299 AUD

Colours: Black & Red

Stockists: The AX5s will be available to purchase outright from today through JB Hi-Fi, Telechoice, Yes Distribution and Mobileciti. It will also be available through Optus from 29th April.


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