Oppo has started selling the Oppo A52 smartphone in Kenya.
The device’s local availability comes after that of 2 others: the Oppo Reno3, released in the local market back in April and the Oppo A92, made available last month.
By all means, the Oppo A52 is just the Oppo A92 but at a lower price – Kshs 25,000.
It maintains the same 6.5-inch Full HD+ “Neo” display, the same Snapdragon 655 chipset from Qualcomm, the same side-mounted (on the power button) fingerprint sensor, the same battery capacity, heck, it’s the same size and weighs the same as the A92.
So, basically, what Oppo has done is trim the memory to just 4GB and availed the same device to those looking to spend less.
While, at least visually, things look similar as well in the camera department, that is where there is the biggest differentiator lies. Sure, the Oppo A52 keeps the quad-camera arrangement of its endowed sibling but there’s a difference. It has a 12-megapixel main sensor in place of the 48-megapixel sensor on the A92. The rest of the optics are largely intact.
As was the case with the Oppo A92, the A52 is also flanked by a pair of truly wireless earbuds, the Oppo Enco W11.
At Kshs 5,000 apiece, they are cheaper than the Enco W31s that Oppo launched last month and offered to A92 buyers. Oppo says that it is focusing on the “basic experience” with the W11 and is targeting the youth segment of the market using them.
Extending the same deal it offered buyers of the A92, Oppo is offering those who buy the A52 through e-commerce platform Jumia Kenya a discount; they will get the W11s for Kshs 3,000 during the ongoing Jumia Kenya Anniversary Sale.