Oppo appears to be working on versions of the vanilla Oppo A16, which was unveiled in July. Last month, an Oppo A16s variant was unveiled, which essentially adds NFC to the original. In the Philippines, a new A16K is already on the market. It does, however, have quite a few differences, or rather downgrades, when compared to the normal Oppo A16.
For one thing, the Oppo A16K does away with the two auxiliary 2MP cameras on the back, leaving only the main 13MP, f/2.2, 1/3.06″, 1.12m, PDAF snapper. Don’t be duped by the “dual camera” island. The rear camera hole is merely covered by an “AI” text, which is purely a design option. The selfie camera has been replaced with a lower-resolution 5MP one. The A16battery K’s capacity is likewise reduced from 5,000 mAh to 4,230 mAh. This also results in a decrease in total device size. The Oppo A16K measures 164.0 x 75.4 x 7.85 mm and weighs 175 grams, while the vanilla measures 163.8 x 75.6 x 8.4 mm and weighs 190 grams. It has a glass front and a plastic rear.
The rest of the specifications sheet looks to be lifted directly from the Oppo A16. This contains a 6.52-inch IPS LCD display with 720 x 1600 pixel resolution and a teardrop notch. On the inside, there’s a MediaTek Helio G35 CPU, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage that can be expanded through microSD. This corresponds to the base tier on the ordinary Oppo A16. Dual Nano-SIM slots and dual 4G, Dual-Band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, and BeiDou, a dated micro-USB port with 10W of max charging for the battery, USB 2.0 data transfer speeds, and OTG capabilities are all included.
The Oppo A16K is already available for purchase in the Philippines. It costs PHP 6,999 (about $140) and comes in either black or blue. Given that the previous generation Oppo A15K was also released in India, we anticipate that the A16K would follow suit soon.