Oppo to open 35,000 sales points, 180 service centers in India by 2016-end
Oppo to open 35,000 sales points, 180 service centers in India by 2016-endReuters

Oppo has released a new budget smartphone from the A-series called the Oppo A37. The entry-level handset comes with an affordable price tag despite decent specifications, giving a hint that it will give some of the popular devices like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Lenovo Vibe K3 Note, Meizu M3 Note and several others a run for their money.

According to GSMArena, the Oppo A37 sports a 5-inch IPS LCD display with 720x1,280 pixels (294 ppi pixel density), measures 143.1x71x7.7mm in dimension and weighs 136g. It has a 2.5D curved edges and is protected by Gorilla Glass 4. 

The budget smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with Oppo's ColorOS 3.0 on top, packed with a 16GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB via microSD card and a 2GB RAM, and houses a 2,630mAh battery. It also features a triple-card slot, which enables users to use a couple of nano SIMs and a microSD card simultaneously.

The Oppo A37 is a camera-centric smartphone with an 8MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture and 1/3.2" sensor, and a 5MP front-snapper with 1/4" sensor and f/2.4 aperture. Some of the features, especially the sensor seen in the camera, will make it a good experience for photography lovers.

The device is priced at around $199, but it may vary based on location. It is said to be currently available for $215 in Singapore, and is expected to hit stores in Indonesia on June 25.