OPPO A16k Debuts in Asia with Trimmed Down Specs and a Cheaper Price Tag

Faisal Rasool

Oppo’s A16 series currently already features two mildly different editions — the Oppo A16 and A16s. And it was just expanded with the Oppo A16K, yet another refreshed A16. The phone landed in the Philippines and should head to other Asian markets in the future.

Inside the Oppo A16K, we find the MediaTek Helio G35 powering the phone — the same chip offered by the original Oppo A16. But the A16K cuts a few corners here and there making it a downgrade.

A single 13MP wide camera and a sticker lens are housed in the camera plate instead of a triple-lens setup. At 8MP, the front camera is also lower in resolution. Oppo has also trimmed down the battery size from 5000 mAh to 4,230 mAh. It’s hooked up to a dated micro-USB port. There was no quick charging support in the first place. 

On the flip side, the smaller battery on new Oppo 2021 mobile makes for a much lighter footprint. The A16 has a 7.85mm thick body that weighs 190g. But the Oppo A16K features a 7.8mm deep shell, weighing in at only 175g. 

The casing is curved along the edges, the display has a V notch bleeding into it, and a weighty chin flanks the screen. You can pick from graphite, silver, and shiny blue finishes. 

The display is a 6.52” IPS LCD that delivers a 720P resolution, peaks at a mediocre pixel density, and fills a 20:9 aspect ratio. You get 3GB of memory and 32GB of internal storage, expandable up to 256GB. ColorOS 11.1 runs on the Oppo A16k out of the box. It starts at PHP 6,999 (~ Rs. 23,800.)


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