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Oppo’s A77 plays a familiar song with support for three SIMs

One of the better iClone makers has made yet another, but this time it comes with support for the most amount of SIMs we’ve seen, ideal for country hoppers.

Are you someone that jumps from country to country on a regular basis, so much that you keep a pin ejector tool with you and a little box for your SIM cards so that you can quickly get local access for your phone quickly.

Yes, what is indeed very much a first-world problem is now something that can be easily overcome thanks to phones that support more than one SIM at a time.

We’ve certainly seen our fair share of dual SIM devices, too, but Oppo’s latest phone goes somewhere else, delivering support for up to three nanoSIM cards on the one tray.

While this is indeed a neat feature, it’s one that most people probably won’t use, likely opting instead for a maximum of two SIMs and a microSD card in that third tray SIM spot, allowing the phone to push past its 64GB storage up to 128GB if you throw in a 64GB microSD card.

That’s part of what makes the Oppo A77 special, and outside of that cool travelling SIM support, you’ll find Oppo playing a familiar song with a metal body, 5.5 inch Full HD screen, and ColorOS installed atop Android 6.0 “Marshmallow”, making the phone come together like a less expensive iPhone.

The note of the price is one thing that has to be remarked on, because with a price of $448, the Oppo A77 is made for a very different audience, aimed at those looking for a bargain who want the look and feel of an iPhone without spending quite so much.

It’s not an iPhone, however, because much like other Oppo phones, this is Android made to look like one, working with a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 16 megapixel front-facing camera, the latter of which can be fired using gesture control by waving a hand in front of the camera, while anti-shake functionality will help sharpen an image and ensure clarity.

“We know a picture is worth a thousand words, so we want to give our customers the best technology to tell their story,” said Michael Tran, Executive Director for Oppo in Australia.

“What we’ve managed to pack inside this phone, at the price point it will retail at, is pretty exceptional,” he said.

Oppo has included the regular assortment of specs on the A77, such as WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS, as well as a fingerprint sensor on the front and a 3200mAh battery, which will likely offer at least a full day of battery life if the phone handles itself as well as previous Oppo handsets.

Oppo’s A77 isn’t in stores yet, however, so you’ll have to wait until $448 for the privilege of seeing the phone in the flesh, but you haven’t long for that, either, with the handset expected in mid-July.

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