Recap Of Devices That Launched Locally. OPPO, Blackshark And Samsung

Recap Of Devices That Launched Locally. OPPO, Blackshark And Samsung
June 30 12:05 2020 Print This Article

There are numerous devices that has launched in the Philippines quite recently, from flagship to budget smartphones.

OPPO A12
PHP 6,990

6.22-inch HD+ IPS display cutout
2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P35 12nm Octa
4GB RAM
64GB storage (expandable)
13MP main camera
2MP Depth camera
5MP selfie camera
Rear mounted fingerprint scanner
3.5mm headphone jack 4320mAh battery
10W fast charging 
Android 9 Pie on ColorOS 6.1
The OPPO A12, based by its specifications, is an entry level smartphone. It dons a MediaTek Helio P35 mobile platform which was found on the likes of the OPPO A5s released last year. The high memory configuration, 4GB and 64GB combo, is good for storing media, content and mobile titles. 


OPPO A52

PHP 11,990
6.5-inch Full HD+ IPS display punchhole cutout
2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 11nm Octa
4GB RAM LPDDR4X
128GB storage (expandable)
12MP main camera
8MP Ultrawide camera
2MP Macro camera 
2MP Depth camera
8MP selfie camera
Side mounted fingerprint scanner
3.5mm headphone jack 
5000mAh battery
18W fast charging 
Android 10 on ColorOS 7.1

The OPPO A52 is a step above from the OPPO A12. It offers an IPS display with a punchhole cutout, similar to what we will find on the OPPO A92. The storage is now bumped up to 128GB retaining its microSD card support. A 5,000mAh battery with 18W charging and a 12 megapixel quad camera setup are also featured on the device.

OPPO A92

 PHP 15,990
6.5-inch Full HD+ IPS display punchhole cutout
2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 11nm Octa
8GB RAM LPDDR4X
128GB storage (expandable)
48MP main camera
8MP Ultrawide camera
2MP Macro camera 
2MP Depth camera
16MP selfie camera
Side mounted fingerprint scanner
3.5mm headphone jack
5000mAh battery
18W fast charging 
Android 10 on ColorOS 7.1

The A92 stacks up against the A52 with an upgraded camera setup, the quad camera system is now lead by a 48 megapixel sensor. The Snapdragon 665 mobile platform is retained from the A52 but now harnessed with 8GB of RAM. 

Samsung 
Samsung also released a plethora of devices, these include the A11, A21s, and the A31. 

Samsung Galaxy A11

PHP 7,490
6.4-inch HD+ TFT display cutout
1.8GHz Octacore processor
2/3GB RAM
32GB storage (expandable)
13MP main camera

5MP ultrawide camera
2MP Depth camera
8MP selfie camera
Rear mounted fingerprint scanner
3.5mm headphone jack 4000mAh battery
15W fast charging 
Android 10 on OneUI


The Galaxy A11 is one of the budget-oriented devices on the A lineup. For starters, it has 2 or 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The cameras are three on the rear which is lead by a 13 megapixel shooter. The device comes with an unnamed 1.8GHz octacore processor. 


Samsung Galaxy A21s

PHP 11,990


6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-O TFT display 
2.0GHz Samsung Exynos 850 8nm Octacore
6GB RAM
64GB storage (expandable)
48MP main camera

8MP ultrawide camera

2MP macro camera
2MP Depth camera
16MP selfie camera
Rear mounted fingerprint scanner
3.5mm headphone jack 5000mAh battery
15W fast charging 
Android 10 on OneUI


The Galaxy A21s sports the new Exynos 850 mobile platform. It is an 8nm processor at 2GHz for all eight cores,  this is similar to the popular Snapdragon 625 which was known for its efficiency. Aside from that, the Philippine version has 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage, which is more than the 3GB and 32GB combo found on other markets. The 5,000mAh battery returns here with 15W fast charging. 

Samsung Galaxy A31 

PHP 14,990
6.4-inch FHD+ Infinity-U AMOLED display 
2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P65 12nm Octacore
6GB RAM
128GB storage (expandable)
48MP main camera

8MP ultrawide camera

5MP macro camera
5MP Depth camera
20MP selfie camera
Indisplay fingerprint scanner
3.5mm headphone jack 4000mAh battery
15W fast charging 
Android 10 on OneUI

The A31 brings an AMOLED screen at its core. The device has ample amounts of firepower for daily tasks with its midrange Helio P65 mobile platform and 6GB+128GB memory config. The battery is at 4,000mAh which supports 15W of fast charging.

Blackshark 3 Series

The Blackshark 3 series were also launched in the country. 


The Blackshark 3 is a gaming smartphone, it has the top of the line Snapdragon 865, which is paired with 8 or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The device has a Full HD AMOLED panel which refresh at 90Hz. The display supports HDR 10 and hardware DC Dimming. The battery is at 4,780mAh which charges at 65W. The gaming buttons are capacitive and has magnetic pogo pins which supports 18W fast charging. It also has a 3.5mm headphone port.


The Pro version adds a 7.1-inch Quad HD panel and is now at 5,000mAh battery. The gaming buttons are now tactile. It retains all the features that are present on the standard version. 

  • Blackshark 3
  • 8/128 – PHP 29,995
  • 12/256 – PHP 34,995
  • Blackshark 3 Pro
  • 12/256 – PHP 44,990
  • Blackshark 3
  • 2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 7nm Octa 
  • Qualcomm Adreno 650 GPU 
  • 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display
  • 90Hz refresh rate 
  • 270Hz touch sampling/polling rate 
  • HDR 10+/MEMC/DC Dimming 
  • 8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM 
  • 128/256 storage 
  • Sandwich type VC cooling 
  • 64MP Main shooter 
  • 13MP Ultrawide shooter 120° FOV
  • 5MP Depth sensor
  • 20MP selfie shooter 
  • 65W charging 
  • 4720mAh  
  • Android 10 on JoyUI 11
  • Pogo pins
  • Blackshark 3 Pro 
  • 2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 7nm Octa 
  • Qualcomm Adreno 650 GPU
  • 7.1-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED display
  • 90Hz refresh rate 
  • 270Hz touch sampling/polling rate 
  • HDR 10+/MEMC/DC Dimming 
  • 12GB LPDDR5 RAM 
  • 256GB. storage 
  • Sandwich type VC cooling 
  • 64MP Main shooter 
  • 13MP Ultrawide shooter 120° FOV
  • 5MP Depth sensor
  • 20MP selfie shooter 
  • Tactile game buttons 
  • 5000mAh 
  • 65W charging
  • HiRes Audio
  • Android 10 on JoyUI 11
  • Pogo pins

All of these devices have launched in the Philippines recently, now, which device are you currently eyeing on? 

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