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Oppo’s new A92 stirs the mid-range smartphone market

Chinese phone manufacturer Oppo at the end of May launched its latest smartphone in the A series, the A92, in the Kenyan market kicking the competition in the midrange smartphone market a notch higher.

The Oppo A92 follows in the line of high-definition cameras and revolutionising the “selfie” and “photography” world and boasts of unique features targeting millennial.

The A92 has a 6.5-inch full HD+ ((1080 x 2400px) display and at a pixel density of 405 pixels per inch (ppi).

The device is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, packs 8GB RAM and 128GB storage apt for lovers of photos, videos and music.

The gadget runs on ColourOS 7.1, which is based on Android 10 and has dual stereo speakers and Dirac Stereo 2.0 sound effect.

The Oppo A92 measures 162.00 x 75.50 x 8.90mm in terms of height, width and thickness respectively and weighs 192 grams.

Its punch-hole selfie camera is 16MP. At the back it packs a quad-camera setup; 48MP primary camera, second 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and two 2MP cameras, one for monochrome shots and the other for depth.

This time Oppo mounted the fingerprint scanner on the side of the new device as opposed to the usual back and front under the screen in the previous Oppo Reno 3.

The A92, which retails locally at Sh30,000, was launched alongside Oppo’s Enco W31 wireless earphones, which are retailing at a discouted price of Sh.8,000 for those purchasing it with the device.

The Chinese device targets the millennial population, especially the users of short video platforms like Tik Tok, Instagram and the growing lifestyle vlogging battalion.

A92’s 3D quad-curve design and constellation cameras give it a smooth feel and an edge over its predecessors and the competition in the mid-range smartphone market like Samsung Galaxy A51, Huawei nova 7i.