Oppo’s two new handsets have silently popped up in a weird way. The Oppo A74 (4G) is on the listings on two stores in the Philippines and Oppo’s Cambodia site. On the other hand, the Oppo A74 5G went up for sale in Thailand.
The non-4G variant of the A74 has a 6.43-inch AMOLED panel with 1080p+ resolution, though the refresh rate is limited to 60Hz. There’s a gaming mode that does boost the touch sampling rate from 135Hz to 180Hz. The panel supports up to 100% sRGB and 92% DCI-P3 coverage. You do get an in-display fingerprint scanner here.
Under the hood, the phone has a Snapdragon 662 chipset coupled up with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage — no other storage variant is listed. The phone ships with ColorOS 11.1 layered on top of Android 11 out of the box.
The 5G model, though, brings the new Snapdragon 480 to the table but still holds the same 6GB/128GB memory configuration. The 5G modem is capable of up to 2.1Gbps of download speeds.
Although the size remains the same, the display is capped at a 90Hz refresh rate with a 180Hz touch sampling rate. This one has 100% DCI-P3 coverage, however, since it’s an LCD panel, the fingerprint has been shifted to the side.
The Oppo A74 4G version has a 5,000mAh battery with an impressive 33W fast charging support that’s done via a USB-C port. The phone has WiFi and Bluetooth with aptX, but you won’t get NFC support.
In terms of the camera, the 4G model has a 48MP main camera with two 2MP macro and depth helper. The 16MP selfie camera is placed inside the punch hole cutout at the front. Video recording is limited to 1080p at 30 fps for both rear and selfie cameras.
The Oppo A74 5G gets an additional 8MP ultra-wide shooter at the rear but cuts corners with a 5,000mAh battery with just 18W of fast charging support.
For the price, the Oppo A74 4G model goes for PHP 12,000 — around NPR 29,000 in Nepal — and is available for pre-order with shipping beginning in 7 days.
The Oppo A74 5G variant, on the other hand, takes it up a notch at a price of BH 9,000 in Thailand, which is around NPR 33,700 in Nepal.