Oppo adds A16s to smartphone catalogue in SA
The Chinese smart device brand rolls out the A16s, bringing the total number of Oppo smartphone models available in SA to six.
SA appetite for new smartphone entrants attracts Chinese brands
New Chinese brands find a home in SA’s burgeoning smartphone market, with more entrants expected to join Vivo, Oppo, Tecno and Xiaomi in future.
Xiaomi outpaces Apple in Q2 smartphone shipments
The Chinese phone manufacturer’s shipments increased more than 300% in Latin America, 150% in Africa and 50% in Western Europe.
Oppo plans 6G network, establishes research team
The Chinese multinational telco’s research institute releases a 6G white paper, which it says will assist in the formation of the world's 6G standards.
Oppo targets mid-range smartphone market with A74 5G
The Chinese smart device brand adds another budget-priced phone to its local list with the launch of the A74 5G.
China’s Itel targets SA’s Gen Z with entry-level smartphone
Itel – owned by China’s Transsion Holdings, which is also behind the Tecno and Infinix brands – is launching its Vision1 Pro entry-level smartphone in SA.
Tecno holds off competition to be Africa’s top smartphone brand
Research firms Counterpoint and IDC confirm Chinese smartphone provider Tecno Mobile as the leading brand on the continent.
Oppo outlines intention to raise stakes in SA smartphone market
In seven months, the company has recruited over 200 people and launched two smartphone ranges as it positions for market supremacy.
Oppo stirs SA’s high-end smartphone market with Reno5 series
The Reno5 series comes priced at R14 999, placing it in competition with other high-end brands on the market.
iPhone 12 sales bolster Apple’s revenue growth
The new iPhone 12 range helps Apple beat Wall Street expectations, with its latest financial results showing it breached the $100 billion revenue mark.
Phonemakers show off rollable phones at CES 2021
With a hefty price tag of $2 300 (R35 100), this type of handset will be out of reach for most South Africans.