OPPO A53 5G with 90Hz display and Dimensity 720 launched: price, specifications

On: December 17, 2020

  • The OPPO A53 5G has arrived as the cheapest 5G phone from OPPO
  • It is equipped with a 90Hz display and Dimensity 720 SoC
  • It comes with a 16-megapixel triple camera system

A few months back, OPPO launched the OPPO A53 in India. It is a 4G phone powered by the Snapdragon 460 platform. Today, the company unveiled the OPPO A53 5G handset in China. It has landed in the country as the cheapest smartphone from the brand.

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According to OPPO, the A53 5G has five major selling points. These include a 90Hz display, AI triple camera system, a large-sized battery, dual 5G SIM support and a slim and lightweight design.

OPPO A53 5G specifications and features


OPPO A53 5G has arrived as the most affordable 5G phone by the brand

The OPPO A53 5G has a 6.5-inch LTPS LCD screen with a punch-hole design. It offers Full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels, 405ppi pixel density, 480 nits brightness, a 90Hz refresh rate, and a 120Hz touch sampling rate. According to OPPO, the handset offers a screen-to-body ratio of 90.5 percent.

The Dimensity 720 chipset is present under the hood of the OPPO A53 5G. It comes with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. There is no microSD card slot on the device. The phone boots ColorOS 7.2 based on Android 10.

The OPPO A53 5G has an 8-megapixel front camera. The square camera housing on the rear side of the device has a 16-megapixel primary shooter with f/2.2 aperture, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-mgeapixel macro lens with a 4cm focal length.

The smartphone offers photography features such as night scene mode, portrait mode, panorama, slow-motion video shooting, time-lapse photography, and slow-motion recording, and 4K video shooting.

Despite housing a large battery 4,040mAh capacity, it boasts a slim profile of 7.9mm. However, the big battery supports only 10W charging. The phone comes with other features such as a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, dual SIM with 5G support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

OPPO A53 5G pricing and availability

The 4GB RAM + 64GB storage edition of the OPPO A53 5G is priced at RMB 1,299 (~Rs 14,600) in China. The higher 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant carries a price tag of RMB 1,499 (~Rs 16,900) in the country. Its three colour variants are Secret Night Black, Streamer Purple, and Lake Green.  There is no word on the availability of the OPPO A53 5G outside China.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.