Published on October 18th, 2021 | by Adrian Gunning

OPPO launches A16s, combining performance and design 

Today, the world’s leading smart device brand OPPO announced the latest member of its A Series – the A16s. The brand-new smartphone features reliable performance and uncompromising stylish looks in an affordable package – making it ideal for stylish and tech savvy users looking to share, stream and create all day. With a large 6.52” Eye Care Display, 5000mAh battery and AI-powered triple camera, the A16s brings hours of on-the-go fun, whether it’s streaming videos, scrolling through social feeds or taking photos with friends.

Speaking of the new device launch, Michael Tran, OPPO Australia’s Managing Director, said,“the A16s was designed by taking into account the same considerations that we do for our flagship devices, as we believe in creating modern, reliable tech that’s accessible to all. It’s important to us that we can offer Australians devices that stand-out.  Which is why the A16s doesn’t compromise either looks or performance, with premium finishes, a powerful AI triple camera and several optimisation features.”

Eye-catching design and all the hardware essentials

The A16s features a range of dazzling finishes. The use of a dedicated sheet design process, for both the camera module and the back, gives the smartphone a shimmering and premium look, as light reflects off it from different angles. With two stunning finishes, Crystal Black and Pearl Blue, owners can express their style through vivid colours that come to life.

Plus, the A16s is ergonomically designed for a perfect fit in hand, coming with 3D curved edges and an ultra-compact build measuring only 8.4mm thickness and weighing 190g. The midframe metallic finish and curvature gives the smartphone a truly solid and premium feel, while the optimised cooling system makes for comfortable use regardless of how many apps are open.

The immersive 6.52” Eye Care Display is designed to be easy on the eyes, no matter the time of day. With adapting brightness that goes as low as 2nits, users can enjoy their favourite shows or play their games in dim lighting or outside in the sun. The A16s makes access easy with the side fingerprint scanner and face unlock – all while keeping smartphone data secure.

Capture special moments in crisp detail

Snap the moments that matter with the A16s’s powerful triple camera. Featuring a main 13MP sensor, 2MP depth sensor and 2MP Macro Camera, the smartphone is great for those looking to get the perfect blurred background on their bokeh shot or get up close for dramatic Macro nature photos. Plus, with the ultra-clear 8MP front-facing camera, users can capture their own stories, whether they’re taking selfies on travels or with friends.

For those looking to add even more vivid colour to their shots, the AI-powered Dazzle Colour Mode can offer just that – through automatically changing colour saturation and contrast ratios.

A reliable and optimised experience

The A16s comes with a large 5000mAh battery as several optimisation features. The latest smartphone in the A Series comes with Super Night-time Standby, Super Power Saving Mode, Optimised Overnight Charging and Smart Temperature Control. This ensures the smartphone consumes less battery in standby and while in use, when necessary – all while being able to charge safely, no matter the time of day.

Integrating seamlessly with day-to-day life, the OPPO A16s also comes with Google Lens OCR making it able to translate foreign languages while travelling. Plus, with Google Nearby compatibility, users can easily share photos, videos and files with nearby friends with a simple tap.

The A16s is also designed with safety in mind. Parents can limit children’s access to apps and games via APP Lock. And with OPPO’s Private Safe users can store files securely, outside of anyone else’s reach. Plus, with key system performance boosts of up to 18% compared to the previous generation, IPX4 Waterproofing and extensive durability tests, the OPPO A16s is a fast and reliable smartphone for those who seek both looks and power.

OPPO A16s pricing and availability:

RRP: $249

  • A16s in Crystal Black available at Optus now

  • A16s in Crystal Black and Pearl Blue available at Vodafone now

  • A16s in Crystal Black available at Telstra from 15 November

  • A16s in Crystal Black and Pearl Blue will also be available from 4 November at leading retailers including: JB HI-FI,  Officeworks, The Good Guys and Harvey Norman.

About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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