OPPO Kenya has today started selling its latest smartphone in the Kenyan market, the OPPO A83.
Dubbed the “OPPO F5 Lite” in the multiple retail outlets that have been teasing it for the last two weeks, the device is expected to cater to the budget segment of the market by bringing features that are usually found on high-end devices like Artificial Intelligence integration and a wide-screen aspect ratio (18:9) to the sub-Kshs 25,000 price segment.
The latter, i.e. the 18:9 display, is where it will have to work harder since another Chinese brand, Tecno, has a competitive offering that goes for almost Kshs 10,000 less than the F5 Lite.
According to OPPO Kenya, the F5 Lite’s price is Kshs 23,490.
Specifications of the device are as follows:
- Size: 150.5 x 73.1 x 7.6mm
- Display: 5.7-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) TFT panel
- Processor: Octa-core MediaTek MT6763T
- Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage
- Camera: 13-megapixel main; 8-megapixel front
- Operating System: Color OS 3.2 (based on Android 7.1, Nougat)
- Battery: 3,180mAh
- Others: USB OTG,
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UPDATE: An earlier version of this article mistakenly stated that the OPPO F5 Lite packs a fingerprint sensor, as captured in OPPO’s press material announcing the device’s release in the Kenyan market. Since I am yet to have a hands-on with the device, I went with that information. It’s factually wrong and this article has since been updated to reflect that.