Since the acquisition by the Chinese, Opera has been spreading out its wings in all directions, attempting to get a piece of every pie in the tech sector. Olla Phones is the company’s first foray into the highly competitive smartphone market and we can expect to see the first Olla phones in the market soon.
Norwegian Opera Software started out in 1995 as a browser company and has seen different iterations and versions of its Opera Browser developed for all kinds of platforms, including Windows, Java ME, Symbian, BlackBerry, Bada OS, Windows Phone, Windows 10 Mobile, Android, and iOS.
In 2016, the company was later acquired by a Chinese conglomerate, and it has since branched out into FinTech, ride hailing, and now smartphone manufacturing.
There are two different Olla phones on the way, it appears – one with triple rear camera and the other with a dual rear camera. The former features a motorized pop-up selfie camera, while the latter has a punch hole in the display housing the selfie camera.
The image below depicts the second Olla model, this time with a punch hole selfie camera, and a rear triple camera. Both Olla phone models have a rear-fingerprint scanner.
There is no way to confirm it now, but the model with a motorized pop-up camera should be the more expensive of the two.
Both upcoming Olla smartphones appear to fit into the mid-range market. It does not appear that either of them is an entry-level device.
Olla Note 3
On Saturday, February 1st, 2020, Mister Mobility tweeted that the first Opera smartphone to be launched would likely be the Olla Note 3:
The first Opera/Opay smartphone to be launched will likely be the Olla Note 3.
— Moverick (@moverick) February 1, 2020
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Update: OLLA Phones Launches Six (6) Smartphones
Information reaching us has it that OLLA Phones are launching six (6) models, not two. None of them is a premium device. The devices range from basic, entry-level smartphones to mid-range phones. Clearly, OLLA is looking to play in the same space as itel, TECNO, and Infinix.
The complete list of first generation OLLA smartphones from Opera are:
This is a full frontal attack on the market by Opera, tackling multiple price points and segments at the same time.
Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the specs and information on this page about the Opay Olla phones are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.