Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has launched its budget Joy 3 smartphone in India at a price tag of Rs. 7,990. The handset was revealed last month when it was listed on the company website. The company announced that the handset will also be available across America, Africa, Europe, and Oceania.
The Oppo Joy 3 is an Android 4.4 KitKat-based handset that runs Color OS 2.0 UI on top. The dual-SIM dual-standby (Micro-SIM) budget smartphone features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480x854 pixel) IPS display with a calculated pixel density of 217ppi. Powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor, the smartphone packs 1GB of RAM and Mali-400MP2 GPU.
Besides sporting a 5-megapixel fixed focus rear camera with f/2.4 aperture, the Oppo Joy 3 also features a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats. The company is touting easy screen-off gestures in which users can double tap on the display to wake up the device, slide up or down with two fingers to play or pause the music, or draw a circle to directly access the device's camera. Also included is the double exposure feature for overlapping two images, Beautify, Audio Photo, Pure Image 2.0+, and a silver frame design. It features 4GB of built-in storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB).
On the connectivity front, the Oppo Joy 3 includes 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, USB-OTG and Bluetooth options. The smartphone packs a 2000mAh removable Li-Po battery, measures in at 132.8x66.6x8.9mm, and weighs 135 grams.
"Oppo Joy 3 is a successor of Joy Plus which combines appearance, fine camera quality at an affordable price. The device offers endless possibilities and enjoyment to the consumers both in rural and urban India. Indian market is our top most priority and we want to launch models across categories which combine style, technology and design," said Tom Lu, CEO, Oppo Mobiles India during the launch.