OPPO launched the A92 the other day. The device is priced at KES 30000, meaning it competes with the likes of Samsung Galaxy A51, Huawei nova 7i and to some extent, TECNO Camon 15 Premier.
The official unveiling of the A92 was also done side by side with the Enco W31 earphones. These are OPPO’s wireless earbuds that have a slightly longer stem as Apple’s wireless AirPods. OPPO is selling them at KES 8000, which is half what Samsung asks for the Buds+.
Now, sometime last week, OPPO collaborated with e-commerce site Jumia for W31 flash sales priced at KES 1000 a unit. This was a good deal, to say the least, but typical of any flash sale, many customers missed out.
Now OPPO has some kind of discount for the earbuds, which, to this end, we think is a plan to popularize the wireless earphones because let’s face it, the 3.5 mm headphone socket (which, surprisingly, is present in the A92) is only here for a while. This is in line with what phone companies have been doing in the last couple of years: they are transitioning to a wireless ecosystem, meaning useful features like the jack are seeing the axe (mainly for high-end devices), and how long will it take before the development affects all devices?
Now, back to the Enco W31. Customers who purchase the A92 will receive a bundled offer with the wireless headphones. Instead of paying the full amount, they will receive a KES 2000 price cut to KES 6000.
The upselling technique will see interested spend KES 36000 at a retail store for the two products.
Nevertheless, OPPO A92 is a compelling device and has all features a customer could ask for for a KES 30000 device.
Below is a summary of its specifications:
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