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Oppo entered the South African market in 2020, launching three smartphones at affordable prices for local consumers.
But as a new brand for locals, you might still not know much about the technology company.
Here’s what you should know about Oppo, as well as the best highlights of the Oppo A72 — their first and most impressive smartphone to land on our shores…
What to know about Oppo
While Oppo launched in South Africa in 2020, it is an established brand globally. In fact, it is one of the top five biggest smartphone brands in the world — outpacing the likes of LG , Nokia, and others in terms of global market share.
Oppo also made a buzz in 2020 when it unveiled its concept for a rollable smartphone — the Oppo X 2021.
Although it is relatively new in South Africa, the brand is off to a great start. It is already in the top four smartphone manufacturers in terms of Android sales for certain channels at Vodacom — with hopes to extend its footprint further.
It’s a brand known for its willingness to experiment, as well as affordability.
And with the A72, it brings good hardware at a great price point to South African consumers.
Oppo A72 highlights
Rather than choosing a dull appearance, the Oppo A72 offers a premium look and feel with its design. The Aurora Purple colour option for the smartphone is especially striking for those who want a pop of colour that stands out, but still looks tasteful.
The phone also has a 90.5% screen-to-body ratio, giving you minimal bezels for a phone in its price range. With its fingerprint reader on the side, the device is able to keep a sleek profile without interfering with the smooth surface of the screen.
2. Oppo A72 camera
The Oppo A72 comes with an impressive quad-camera setup for its main camera, as well as a 16MP selfie camera.
For its main camera, it has a 48MP, 8MP, 2MP and another 2MP lens. This gives you both high resolution options as well as a variety of shooting modes, from ultra-wide to macro shots.
You can also record 4k video and enjoy the benefits of AI beautification when it comes to your selfies.
The Oppo A72 comes with a hefty 5000mAh battery that can deliver up to 34 hours of talk time, 50 hours of audio playback, or seven hours of video playback.
With this type of battery life, the phone will easily last you through the day with frequent use.
When it does come time to charge, you can use 18W fast charging to quickly refill your battery.
4. Google apps and Oppo rewards
While you may be worried about Chinese brands and their relationship with Google, Oppo prides itself on its full support for Google apps. In fact, with Oppo Rewards, you can even redeem rewards through the Google Play Store for vouchers to use on apps when you purchase your device.
Oppo also offers a gift with the purchase of an A72 — the Oppo W11 wireless earbuds.
5. Oppo A72 price
South Africa has seen smartphone prices rise as our budgets get more strained, but the Oppo A72 offers impressive hardware for an affordable price.
The smartphone launched at a very competitive price of R6 999.
Feature image: Oppo
This article is sponsored by Oppo.