OPPO plans to unveil its latest budget smartphone, the OPPO A71, in the Kenyan market soon. Actually, the wording of the official statement from the company’s Kenya office announcing this says “mid of this month” but seeing as it is that we are already in mid-September, “soon” should be much more accurate.
The device packs a 5.2-inch display, boasts of 4G LTE connectivity and has the same premium look that OPPO is now known for.
The device, however, lacks some features that rival devices in the market from several manufacturers have like a fingerprint sensor.
These are the device’s specifications:
|Size and weight||148.1 x 73.8 x 7.6 mm, 137g|
|Display||5.2-inch HD IPS|
|Camera||Main camera: 13MP f/2.2
Secondary camera: 5MP
|Processor||Octa-core Mediatek MT6750 backed by a Mali-T860 MP2 GPU|
|Memory||3GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage (expandable via microSD)|
|Operating System||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, microUSB 2.0|
|Colour options||Gold, Black|
|Others||Dual nano SIM|
The OPPO A71 first launched in Malaysia before being made available in India a few days ago. There, it costs approximately Kshs 21,000, giving us a clear picture of just how “budget” the device is.
The OPPO A71 will be joining the A57 and the A37, the other A-series smartphones from the Chinese device maker that have been available in the Kenyan market. The former launched this year while the latter has been available since last year.
OPPO’s A-series smartphones are geared towards providing the best of both worlds – better features at a reasonable price – unlike its F-series which tends to major in advancing the quality of mobile cameras available in the mid-range market segment.
Before the A71, OPPO’s latest smartphone in the Kenyan market has been the F3 which even though made available 4 months ago, has been refreshed twice with new variants: a black coloured model and the FC Barcelona special edition model.