The Oppo A38 has a 6.56” LCD with HD+ resolution, up to 90 Hz refresh rate, and a 90 Hz touch sampling rate as well. There is also a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera that has a 5 MP sensor behind. There are two cameras on the back, but only the main one is actually useful. It is 50 MP with f/1.8 aperture and autofocus. The second one is a 2 MP depth sensor.
The Oppo A38 appeared last week, and today, the device silently debuted on the company website in the United Arab Emirates. Just like the leak predicted, the phone comes with a 50 MP main camera and a basic LTE-only chipset despite the fact UAE has 5G in all major city areas across the country.
The chipset is Mediatek Helio G85, and the phone has 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. The micro SD slot enables up to 1 TB extra storage.
Oppo equipped the A38 with a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 33W SuperVOOC charging as well as basic PD (9V/1.5A). The Oppo AE division promised the phone will get updates for 2.5 years, which is a good thing, given that this is a phone on the more affordable end of the price spectrum.
Other features worth mentioning are the dual SIM capabilities, a 3.5 mm audio jack, the latest Bluetooth 5.3 and all major GNSS standards. The Oppo A38 is arriving in two Glowing colors – Black and Gold, but we have no information on pricing or availability.