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Oppo rolls out new smartphones in local market

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Oppo A15 (left) and A53s (right) will go on sale on 7 November at various local retailers.
Oppo A15 (left) and A53s (right) will go on sale on 7 November at various local retailers.

Following its official debut in SA in September, Oppo is expanding its smartphone portfolio with two new devices.

The company said at the unveiling of the Oppo A72 that the A-series smartphone range will be the first to launch in the local market, noting the A53s and A15 would follow.

Now, Oppo has announced the A53s and A15 will officially go to market on 7 November, becoming available at local retailers and their online stores.

The Chinese smartphone brand says it’s bringing more of its devices to market so that more South Africans can experience “beautiful” technology.

“In line with the promise of Oppo’s A-series, A53s continues to offer strong technology that introduces a fast and smooth mobile experience for our users,” says Liam Faurie, business head of GTM operations at Oppo South Africa.

“With the 90Hz neo-display, A53s offers a feature found on flagship-level smartphones, but still ensures long-lasting power, a faster performance, and an enhanced user-experience that suits everyday entertainment and communication needs.”

Faurie says the A15 smartphone offers the essential features users need to satisfy their mobile lifestyle. “With Oppo A15, you can take great photos with the AI triple camera, enjoy the HD+ display on the 6.52-inch screen, all while enabling you to stay connected with your friends and family.”

Featuring a 16MP front camera and ‘beautification’ algorithms, the Oppo A53scomes with a 5 000mAh battery that can be quickly refilled with its 18W fast charge.

The camera set-up also features a 13MP AI triple camera on the rear of the phone, including a 13MP main camera and 2MP depth camera.

According to Oppo, the A53s features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon octa-core 460 processor,and sports 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1-based storage.

Furthermore, the smartphone comes with Oppo’s first RAM+ memory optimisation, which it notes is tailored to enhance the Google-powered Android experience.

The A53s will be available in blue and black, selling at a recommended retail price of R4 999 or R299pm on a 24-month contract at Vodacom stores, Foschini, Cellucity, 4U, Chatz Connect, Hi Cell, Game and their online stores.

Oppo’s A15 will also be available in blue and black, and will retail at the recommended price of R2 999 or R199pm on a 24-month contract at these same stores.

For a full breakdown of the A15 specs, click here.

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