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Optus is adding new smartphones and Wi-Fi modems to its prepaid offerings

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Optus, which has been dealing with data breach issues since late last month, has added two new smartphones along with two mobile broadband devices to its portfolio of prepaid devices.

Let’s start with two new smartphones, one is OPPO and the other is a white-label ZTE device.

Optus X Tap 2

The Optus X Tap 2 is a follow-up to the original X Tap which is a white-labeled ZTE device, known as the ZTE P652.

Optus X Tap 2 comes with a 6.52 inch IPS HD+ pixels display (720 x 1600 @ 269ppi) and is powered by an Octa core (1.6GHz x 4 + 1.4GHz x 4) processor, which comes with 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 512 GB via MicroSD card. Unfortunately, we don’t know what processor or RAM the device has.

In terms of cameras, the Optus X Tap 2 comes with a triple rear camera array consisting of a 13MP main sensor lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor lens. The front one has a resolution of 5MP which should still be good for taking selfies on the go.

Optus X Tap 2 runs on Android R GO version which is believed to be based on Android 12 but could be 13. It also comes with Wi-Fi Bands 802.11b/g/n at 2.4GHz, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC capabilities, GPS GPS, fingerprint recognition, 2.5 mm audio jack.

The Optus X Tap 2 can be purchased through the Optus Pre-Paid website or your local Optus Yes store for $149.

OPPO A57

OPPO has begun to gradually relax more and more series of new devices, and Optus has picked up its latest model, the A57.

OPPO A57 comes with a 6.56-inch HD+ A-Si LCD display (720 x 1612) powered by MediaTek P35 Octa-core processor (4 x 2.3GHz + 4 x 1.8GHz) along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. From the internal memory the storage can be expanded up to 1 TB via a microSD card.

In terms of cameras, the OPPO A57 comes with a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 13MP wide sensor lens and a 2MP depth sensor, with the front being a simple 8MP sensor lens.

In terms of connectivity, the A57 is limited to the 4G band with no 5G available but there is Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth version 5.3 and a side fingerprint sensor.

The OPPO A57 can be purchased via the Optus Prepaid section of the website or a local Optus Yes store for $249.

mobile broadband

Optus also added two new mobile broadband devices, both of which were renamed ZTE devices.

The first is the Optus Wifi Modem Lite which as suggested is a portable Wi-Fi enabled broadband device that can connect to the Optus 4G network and connect up to 16 devices simultaneously.

Optus WiFi Modem Lite comes with a removable 2000mAh battery and supports 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi standards at 2.4GHz.

Optus WiFi Modem Lite can be purchased through the Optus Pre-Paid section of the website or your local Optus Yes store for $69.

Another portable broadband device is the Optus USB Modem which as the name suggests is a USB enabled plug and play broadband device.

The Optus USB modem comes with Linux operating system, 624MHz processor along with 64MB of RAM and can store up to 64GB of memory via a MicroSD card.

The Optus USB modem looks like a WiFi modem, and is locked to the 4G Optus network and can be purchased through the Optus Pre-Paid website or your local Optus Yes store for $39.