The OPPO A71 2018 is now available in Kenya. This phone is currently available exclusively through Jumia for Ksh 17,990. This is the latest smartphone from OPPO to be launched in Kenya and is the successor to the OPPO A71 from 2017. It is not a complete upgrade to the first A71 but brings with it some new features including the Snapdragon 450 processor, the original OPPO A71 came with a MediaTek processor.
OPPO has been very aggressive in Kenya as it tries to capture the same customers that Tecno, Infinix, Huawei and even Xiaomi are targeting. This is the segment between Ksh 15,000 and Ksh 35,000 and has been ignored for years but is now getting the attention it deserves. We have seen a good number of devices from OPPO that fall in this price range within the last 5 months and we will be seeing more in the coming months. This is because the segment they are targeting is very lucrative and the company wants its name to be the one that comes to mind when talking about smartphones within this segment.
Back to the OPPO A71 2018, it comes with some of the tech we saw on the OPPO F5 including AI beauty technology that is supposed to give you better selfies. The phone also comes with the Snapdragon 450 processor and this is strategic and a move that will differentiate this phone from other smartphones under Ksh 20,000.
Below are some other OPPO A71 2018 specifications and its price in Kenya.
|Specifications||OPPO A71 2018 Specifications|
|Body||Dimensions||148.1 x 73.8 x 7.6 mm|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels|
|Platform||Operating System||Android OS, v7.1(Nougat)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450|
|Storage||Internal space||16GB, 2/3GB RAM|
|MicroSD card Slot||Yes, up to 256GB|
|Camera||Rear Facing Camera||13MP (f/2.2, 1/3", 1.12 µm)|
|Video Recording||Yes, up to 1080p@30fps|
|Front facing camera||5MP (f/2.4, 1/4", 1.4 µm)|
|Connectivity||Cellular Data||2G, 3G, 4G|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n , Wi-Fi Direct hotspot|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Battery||3000 mAh removable battery|
|Available colors||Gold, Black, Rose Gold|
As you can see, the OPPO A71 2018 is a decent smartphone with a reasonable price tag. With this, the OPPO A71 directly competes with the Tecno Camon CM, Huawei Y7 Prime 2018, Infinix S2 Pro and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A. Which one excites you and which one will you go for?