Following the recent announcement of its local launch, Chinese tech brand Oppo has launched its first device — the Oppo A72 — in South Africa.
The company is bringing its affordable lineup of smartphones to South Africa — with its mid-range A series the first to launch locally.
Of these smartphones, the A72 is the first to launch. The Oppo A53s and A15 will follow later in the year.
In the face of rising technology prices, the brand’s launch will likely be welcomed by residents looking for more affordable smartphones.
“OPPO is committed to offering South African businesses and consumers the best technology experience possible and is excited to enter this vibrant market,” says Sam Zhang, CEO of Oppo South Africa.
“This is an important moment in our collective history and through forging strong relationships with our partners, we aim to equip our society with the tools it needs to prosper.”
Oppo is one of the top five smartphone brands in the world, alone with Huawei, Samsung, Apple, and Xiaomi.
“We’re confident that the quality of our hardware, value-added services and our strong partnership with Google will set us apart,” says Liam Faurie, Oppo South Africa’s Business Head (GTM Operations).
The smartphone maker plans to launch its mid-range and affordable devices first, with premium devices to come to South Africa at a later date.
Oppo A72 features and specs
The Oppo A72 is a mid-range smartphone that features a 6.5-inch display and a surprisingly robust quad camera setup.
For its main camera, the smartphone features a 48MP main lens, along with an additional 8MP lens and two 2MP lenses.
Meanwhile, the device also packs in 4GB of RAM and a 5000mAh battery.
You can see a summary of the Oppo A72’s specs below:
- Display: 6.5-inch FHD+ display
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
- Main camera: 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
- Selfie camera: 16MP
- Battery: 5000mAh
- RAM: 4GB
- On-board storage: 128GB
For those concerned with audio quality, the A72 comes with super-linear Dual Stereo Speakers and Dirac 2.0 sound.
Oppo A72 price for South Africa
The Oppo A72 retails for a recommended price of R6 999 in South Africa.
Both the Aurora Purple and Twilight Black versions of the phone will be available locally.
The device officially goes on sale from major retailers on 7 October.
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