OPPO has launched the A92 for the Kenya market.
The device is an obvious and capable rival for Samsung Galaxy 51 and Huawei nova 7i. The trio cost KES 30000.
1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi density)
|Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
48 MP (wide)
8 MP (ultrawide)
2 MP (depth)
2 MP (monochrome)
|Battery and charging
18W fast charging
|Twilight Black, Stream White, Aurora Purple
This is going to be an interesting space because the companies have been on each other necks for some time now. All offer compelling features that will interest a broad range of buyers; the A92 ships with a capable chipset, good cameras, plenty of RAM, and storage – but so is the 7i. The A51 has an excellent AMOLED display, and it produces very good images as well.
Local availability will start on June 5.
The other two competitors are already on sale.
Besides the A92, OPPO Kenya has also announced wireless earphones named Enco W31. They cost KES 8000, which is on the higher side for many (Samsung Buds+ cost twice as much, and Xiaomi’s entry-level wireless buds cost nearly half what OPPO is asking for). Phone companies are taking this trend of ‘wireless everything’ as every player has some form of truly wireless earbuds.
The good thing is that the A92 has a 3.5 headphone socket, so you can still use the tested wireless earphones for your tunes.
The A92 can also compete with TECNO Camon 15 Premier that is KES 3000 cheaper but has its fair share of issues that might be deal-breakers for select buyers.
On the whole, the KES 25K – 30K space has gotten really competitive, and we will see how these companies will try to differentiate themselves to appeal to customers in the future.
And competition is always a good thing because the customer ends up being a true winner.