9 Sep

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.

31 Aug

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.

Jul 16, 2021

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.

Jul 15, 2021

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.

May 12, 2021

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.

May 7, 2021

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.

Apr 22, 2021

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.

Mar 29, 2021

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.

Mar 25, 2021

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.

Jan 28, 2021

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.

Jan 13, 2021

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.

Nov 3, 2020

Oppo rolls out new smartphones in local market

The Chinese smartphone brand expands its device portfolio in the country, launching the A53s and A15.

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