Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Bucket Tech: Oppo A53S & A15

Something new has sneaked its way into SA, that is OPPO, the Chinese mobile manufacturer. After enjoying great success in Asia, the sub continent as well as Europe and the Middle East, they've decided to launch in SA. Who is OPPO? They're  leading global smart device branch, with their first ever device launched in 2008 called the "Smiley Face". they have been relentless in the pursuit of synergy in aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today OPPO provides customers with a with a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno Series, ColorOS operating system as well as internet services such as OPPO Cloud and OPPO+.  With operations in over 40 countries and regions, 6 research institutes and 4 R&D centers worldwide as well as an international design center in London, OPPO's more than 40,000 employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world. 

OPPO are launching two new devices to the market on the 7th of November, namely the A53S and the A15. Looking at the A53S, OPPO claim that the device makes premium features accessible to more customers with their low prices and offering faster and smoother performance with speed that connects you to your entertainment needs and friends. The A53S boasts a high refresh rate 65.-inch screen which offers smooth viewing at 90Hz thanks to a Neo-Display with AI brightness that rivals flagship phones. The 3D-curved Iridescent Wave Design hides a beefy 5000mAh battery that can be quickly charged with its 18W Fast Charge. The A53S has imbedded in its system a Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core 460 processor and OPPO's first RAM+ Memory Optimization is tailored to enhance the Google-powered Android experience for all-round performance. The A53S has 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB if UFS 2.1 storage which can be expanded to 256GB through a 3-Card Slot. Camera wise, the A53S has a 13MP AI Triple Camera on the rear which includes a 2MP macro camera. It has an array of stylish camera features which include Portrait Bokeh, Dazzle Color Mode and more than a dozen filters to add a dash of flair to your daily pictures and videos. The front facing camera is 16MP with AI beautification that automatically adjusts your skin tone to look natural and bright even in a dim environment. OPPO A53S has a built-in finger print sensor on the back for added security. 

The OPPO A15 also launches boasting a massive 6.52-inch screen and AI Triple Camera. OPPO South Africa's Head of GTM Operations, Liam Faurie says they are glad to introduce the A15 which offers the essential features users need to satisfy their mobile lifestyle, that can take great photos with the AI Triple Camera and enjoy the HD+ display on the 6.52-inch big screen, all while enabling you to stay connected with your friends and family. The big 6.52-inch waterdrop screen with a large 89% screen-to-body ration will have you fully immersed in your games or videos with a resolution of 1600 x 720. This ensures that every on-screen detail can be viewed with clarity and also includes features that ensure the comfort of your eyes with Eye Comfort Filters which effectively filter out harmful blue light and alleviate eye strain. The A15 sports a 4239mAh battery which gives you great battery life. The device is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 octa-core processor with 32GB storage, 2GB of RAM and extendable memory up to 256GB. The 13MP main camera with a 2MP Macro Lens which can take close-up shots as close as 4cm. The 2MP Depth Camera adds natural bokeh effect to the background. 


OPPO A53S: R4,999 or R299pm on a 24-motnh contract at Vodacom

OPPO A15: R2,999 or R199pm on a 24-month contract at Vodacom

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