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Oppo arrives in South African market, will initially launch three mid-range devices to test the waters


Oppo has officially entered the South African(SA) market confirming the early reports on its arrival. The company’s Global division has confirmed via a Twitter post. It is expected to launch three Smartphones, the Oppo A72, A53s, and A15 on October 7th in the country.

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The teaser video shared on the tweet has nothing but the company’s logo with some animations. However, media in SA seems to have already got (via GSMArena) the review units of Oppo A72 days before the official launch.

And as per publication named Stuff from SA, Oppo will be testing the market by launching three mid-range phones before venturing into flagships. If the reports are true, Oppo will be launching new flagships in the country going forward. That means, the country will get the next iteration of flagship phones in H1 2021 and not the old ones. Also, the report says that the Oppo A72 will be priced at R7000(ZAR- South African Rand) which is about 2793 Chinese yuan.

Moving on, out of the three devices, we already know about the Oppo A72

. It is the best of the bunch with better specifications. However, A15 and A53s seems to be new on the list. That said, specifications of A53s quoted on the report suggests that the device might just be a rebadged version of the Oppo A53 that launched recently in India. And this is evident from the company’s official teasers on its SA website. The rear panel of A53s is very similar to the A53 with triple rear cameras and fingerprint sensor in the middle of the back panel. Besides, the websites/website-builder/" 51818 target="_blank">website also has also listed the entire specifications of the budget Enco W11 TWS.

The Oppo A15 on the other hand, is still a mystery. But the report says the device will be a lower-midrange device with a 6.5-inch HD+ display, a triple-camera on the rear panel, and a 4,230mAh battery. Nevertheless, we are sure to get more details as we approach the launch.

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