Published on February 8th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning

All-New OPPO A18 Offers Seamlessly Smooth Performance & Power Efficiency For Less

OPPO today announced the launch of its new A Series smartphone – the OPPO A18 – in Australia. Featuring a large 5,000mAh battery and powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 with ample storage, the OPPO A18 is engineered to provide seamlessly smooth performance and long-lasting battery life. The device boasts a stunning 90Hz Sunlight Display and  Ultra Volume Mode working in perfect harmony to deliver exceptional user experience for everyday use and immersive entertainment.

“We are proud to bring another feature-packed A-Series device to the market, particularly following the 2024 Canstar Blue Smartphone Awards where OPPO was the only brand to score a perfect 5 stars on “Best Value For Money” as voted by Australians. With its sleek design, powerful features, and enhanced camera capabilities, the A18 marks the next evolution in our mission to redefine the mid-range smartphone experience and bring further value to our users”, said OPPO Australia’s Managing Director, Michael Tran.

Iconic, Lightweight Design

The OPPO A18 stays true to OPPO’s iconic design aesthetic and captivates with its vibrant colours and textures. Available in two stylish colours, Glowing Blue and Glowing Black; both models feature OPPO’s exclusive Glow design technique, giving the back cover of the phone a subtle shimmering appearance with a dual matte finish and fingerprint-resistant technology.

The lineup also inherits the same iconic Ultra-Slim Retro Design as previous models in the OPPO A series. With 2D Premium Design, the device is lightweight and comfortable to hold with a sleek appearance, measuring about 8.16mm in thickness and weighing about 188g.

Immersive Viewing Experience with 90Hz Sunlight Display

Reading or viewing on-screen content in bright light is often challenging, but the OPPO A18 introduces a new 90Hz Sunlight Display that can reach up to 720 nits of brightness in High Brightness Mode. This allows users to easily view on-screen content without the need for shading, even in direct sunlight. Additionally, the OPPO A18 features a 6.56-inch HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, delivering vibrant colours and smooth visuals. The OPPO A18 also comes with All-Day AI Eye Comfort, which minimises eye strain, making viewing comfortable regardless of screen time.

Capture Stunning Images with Enhanced Camera System

The OPPO A18 is equipped with an 8MP main camera and a 2MP bokeh camera, allowing users to capture clear, natural and bright images. The cameras work in tandem with OPPO’s advanced portrait algorithm to provide impressive bokeh light spots in the background and highlight the subject in Portrait Mode. With the 5MP front camera, the OPPO A18 delivers stunning selfies and enhanced video call quality.

Fast, Smooth Performance for Long-term Use

Powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 platform, the OPPO A18 delivers smooth and efficient performance. With OPPO’s proprietary Dynamic Computing Engine, the long-lasting smooth performance of the OPPO A18 has been verified through 36-Month Fluency Protection tests conducted in the OPPO lab, recording an average ageing rate of less than 10%.

The OPPO A18 comes with a 4GB RAM+128GB ROM  configuration, and RAM Expansion technology, allowing it to convert free ROM space into up to 4GB of RAM to keep the phone running smoothly during heavy-load scenarios.

Extended Battery Life and Safe Charging

The OPPO A18 comes equipped with a large 5000mAh battery. OPPO has also introduced a series of exclusive technologies designed to enhance charging safety and battery reliability. All-day Charging Protection utilises AI to learn users’ charging habits and intelligently schedule charging, ensuring safety and efficiency during overnight or extended charging periods. Furthermore, All-Day AI Power Saving guarantees support for 25 hours all-time standby even at a low battery level of 5%.

Enhanced Quality Begins with Durability

Designed with durability in mind, the OPPO A18 has an IP54 dustproof and waterproof rating, with IPX4 Water Resistance, offering protection against water splashes and humid environments. To ensure the utmost quality and reliability, the OPPO A18 has undergone a series of rigorous durability tests, including water resistance, high temperature and high-humidity endurance.

Pricing & Availability

The OPPO A18 will be available in Glowing Blue and Glowing Black with 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM from 8th February in Australia, priced at $219 on the OPPO Online Store, JB Hi-Fi, Big W, Harvey Norman (online only), Bing Lee (online only).

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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