It’s April and as we had announced earlier, the OPPO A57 is finally available locally. The latest phone from the Chinesse manufacturer targets photo enthusiasts.
The A57 comes with a 16MP selfie camera and a 13MP main camera. The company says that the phone is “specifically made for photography lovers aiming to achieve professional photographic effects”.
The camera comes up with a New Beautify 4.0, a Screen Flash and an f/2.0 aperture that OPPO says will ensure bright, vivid shots even in low-light and back-lit conditions.
The device comes with 3GB RAM, an Octa-Core 64-bit MediaTek processor, 32GB internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB. Upfront, we have a 5.2 inch HD dsiplay with a 2.5D glass. All this is powered by a 2900mAh battery that OPPO claims will keep your device powered for upto 13.5 hours with varied continuous usage.
Other notable features of the OPPO A57 include “a lightning-fast solid-state fingerprint reader, a long-lasting battery, and OPPO’s meticulous design” (owner’s words, not mine).
“The A57 brings consumers premium photography and advanced features, like the industry-leading fingerprint reader, that go well beyond the conventional boundaries for this price segment.” Said Sky Li, OPPO VP and Managing Director of International Mobile Business.
With the release of the A57, OPPO aims to replicate its Global success locally by introducing products that “never fail to inspire and excite.”
My only problem is the price tag, the device retails at Ksh.24,000. Seeing that the competition offers devices with similar specs at cheaper prices, this is going to be a tough sale, or what do you think?