Just a day after launching the flagship Find X smartphone in India that comes with a premium Rs 59,990 price tag, Oppo has now come out with a new smartphone that’s more for the masses. The Oppo A3s has been launched with a budget price tag of Rs 10,990 and the phone brings a few notable features in this segment including a notched display, making it the cheapest phone with a notch in the market right now. The other highlight is a dual camera setup and an impressive battery, among other things.The Oppo A3s brings a 6.2-inch super full-screen HD+ display, which is one of the tallest screens you’ll find in this segment. The handset sports a notch, another first for the budget segment, which allows for a bigger display on a compact form factor. Oppo feels the display on the A3s will provide an immersive experience while watching videos or playing games.Powering the Oppo A3s is an octa-core Snapdragon 450 chipset, similar to the Redmi 5. This is coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable via microSD card. The budget smartphone also brings a dual camera setup with a 13MP + 2MP configuration. The secondary sensor will allow for depth shots. Up front, the Oppo A3s gets an 8-megapixel sensor with Oppo’s AI Beauty Technology.The other notable aspect about the Oppo A3s is its 4230mAh battery, which will make sure your device doesn’t run out of juice too soon. The smartphone will be offered in Red and Dark Purple colours. Priced at Rs 10,990, the Oppo A3s will go on sale starting July 15 via Amazon India, Flipkart, Paytm and across offline stores.advertisement”OPPO is committed towards offering consumers a product that syncs with their demands. Thus, we pay a lot of attention towards listening and understanding their expectations from a smartphone. With A3s, we aim to offer consumers, especially youth, who are looking for an advanced camera phone that offers a strong battery life. With advance features like dual camera, super full screen and extensive battery, this device has been designed to enable consumers to capture cherished moments all day long. The A3s truly represents our ambition to continue being the Selfie Expert and Leader in the market,” Will Yang, Brand Director, OPPO India said.
Former India captain and batting great Sunil Gavaskar has said India won’t feel any additional pressure during their marquee encounter against Pakistan at the 2019 Cricket World Cup despite the politically charged climate between the two neighbours. India are scheduled to meet their arch-rivals in Manchester on June 16.Gavaskar’s comments come after several members of the Indian cricket fraternity urged India to boycott the tie against Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack. 40 soldiers of India’s Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) lost their lives during a suicide attack carried out by Pakistan-based terror group, Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir on February 14.Media reports also suggested India wanted Pakistan to be kept out of the quadrennial showpiece event. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), it has been learnt, has taken no stand on the issue.The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday assured the BCCI that if need arises, it will “uplift the security based on advice of relevant agencies” to address India’s concerns during the upcoming World Cup the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.With a lot more than just two points associated to what is expected to be the most-anticipated tie at the World Cup, players from both the teams are going to face a bit of heat in the lead up to the marquee clash.However, Gavaskar believes the players are professional enough to keep away the distractions and focus on the job in hand.Great teams ignore everything around them: GavaskaradvertisementSpeaking at India Today Conclave 2019, Gavaskar said: “I don’t think so [players will not feel additional pressure]. I think our players are professional enough to know this is a game of cricket that they need to win. They will not be swayed away by circumstances. I don’t think it will make a difference.”Great teams ignore everything around them, they focus on the game. As a batsman, you forget what has happened with the previous ball. You focus on the next ball, that’s the same with a team as well. Sure, going into the hotel, there are going to be guys saying things. But that’s going to be for other series as well,” the former captain added.Pray and hope cricket prevails: HaydenSharing the stage with Gavaskar, former Australia opener Matthew Hayden said at India Today Conclave that as an Australian, he wishes the World Cup is played with all the 10 member nations participating in it.Notably, in the upcoming World Cup, all 10 teams will have to meet the other nine in the single-legged round-robin group stage. The top four teams at the end of the group stages will qualify for the semi-final.”Cricket is a beautiful game. It’s a game that elevates and levitates above significant issues. So for me, I really pray and hope that cricket prevails. It has lasted depressions, wars, and anarchy. I am sure both governments will have to make important decisions. But from an Australian point of view, I pray there is full membership. It’s back to the 1992 format, it’s going to be round-robin. It’s going to be an exciting format,” Hayden said.Meanwhile, Michael Clarke, who was also part of the star-studded panel on Friday, said players will feel the emotions ahead of such big matches but insisted that the muscle memory will kick in once a player steps on the field.”I think there’s no doubt we feel the emotion of every person. Playing in a World Cup, or the Ashes or tour to India, my preparation was same for each and every game. But you feel the emotions ahead of major tournaments. There will be parts of that when India does play Pakistan,” Clarke said.”I agree that cricket is still a game, the players will, as much as they read the media and watch the news, feel the nerves. But as soon as they take the field, muscle memory takes over. A batsman will see the ball, a bowler will be focused on bowling the next delivery and the fielder will watch the ball. No matter, how emotional it is, you quickly shift focus to what you want to do.”Also Read | Mithali Raj ready to give 2021 Women’s World Cup a shotAlso Read | ndia Today Conclave 2019: Sunil Gavaskar predicts India vs England World Cup finalAlso Read | Playing to win series vs Aus or else I’ll leave the ball to hit the stumps: Virat KohliAlso See: