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OPPO promises to bring its “A” game

OPPO promises to bring its “A” game

OPPO has landed in Mzansi and now South Africans will join the 350-million people who experience technology through OPPO’s uniquely familiar and personalised user experience around the world.
Soon, South African consumers stand to benefit from the innovations like SuperVOOC rapid charging and bespoke audio tuning that OPPO has spread around the globe over the last 16 years. OPPO has evolved from a phone manufacturer into a leading innovator across the spectrum of smart devices, with each product developed to the highest quality and design standards.

“OPPO is committed to offering South African businesses and consumers the best technology experience possible and is excited to enter this vibrant market,” says Sam Zhang CEO, OPPO SA. “This is an important moment in our collective history and through forging strong relationships with our partners, we aim to equip our society with the tools it needs to prosper.”

Bringing colour to your world

A key step to building a good relationship is getting OPPO devices into the hands of the public and this starts with smartphones. The upcoming devices offer users the best blend of premium features like a large main camera sensor and big, crisp displays and long-lasting, fast charging batteries, but at an affordable price.

Audiophiles will also love OPPO phones because the brand’s award winning features like fast charging batteries, stereo speakers, bespoke sound tuning and high resolution audio support is present throughout the range. Those crowning audio achievements also extend to OPPO’s range of wireless headphones.

“We’re confident that the quality of our hardware, value added services and our strong partnership with Google will set us apart,” explains Liam Faurie, Business Head (GTM Operations). “OPPO is a top five global smartphone brand in the world with incredible growth in key markets like India and Australia, I’m excited to introduce this level of quality to South Africa.”

Brand collaborations with Lamborghini and FC Barcelona are a recognition of OPPO’s excellence and premium appeal with these top-end devices slated to arrive on South African shores in the coming months.

More than just phones

OPPO aims to promote the rapid integration of cutting-edge technology with a special focus on 5G conversion and AI integration. The brand has worked with more than 50 global operators to accelerate large-scale commercialisation of 5G, and with the successful deployment of the first standalone 5G networks in the UK, providing Europe with its first 5G smartphone.

By utilising the world’s most widely used mobile operating system, Android, OPPO has access to all of the best apps from the top developers on Play Store and this is backed up by Android Protect to ensure data privacy and software safety for its customers.

The company has also forged ahead to meet the needs of users with visual, hearing and physical disabilities by optimising barrier-free accessibility functions on top of the full suite of Google Mobile Services in the latest version of OPPO ColorOS, to grant more users access to the power of technology.

For years, OPPO has kept to its core value – to make technology more familiar, accessible and personalised. Guided by this vision, OPPO hopes to share close and strong collaborations with global supply chain partners alongside leading network operators and retailers to bring more people-centric designs and products to global users in the future.

OPPO founder and CEO Tony Chen stated that “Technology should not only enhance our life, but also bring the world and humanity closer together. This is the initial belief and commitment when OPPO started its journey. In the long term, OPPO will constantly bring a better technological experience to consumers around the world with our friends, eventually creating an open and intelligent ecosystem.”

Market Availability

Priced at R6 999.00, the OPPO A72 in Aurora Purple and Twilight Black will be on sale from major retailers on 7 October 2020.

Clare Petra Matthes

Hi, I'm Clare and I am a freelance writer and Tech journalist as well as the owner and founder of where I review tech devices and also cover emerging technology news. Outside of I write for a number of publications and have regular tech slots on chaiFM radio station and eNCA's Tech Matters national breakfast TV news show.

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