OPPO Unveils A1k, A5s Cost-Effective Smartphone Series for Nigerian Users

David Afolayan
The OPPO A1k and A5s phones are mid-range smartphone models that have been designed to cater to the fashionable, tech-savvy, young and practical segment of the Nigerian smartphone market.
Guest examining the OPPO A1K and A5s at the launch today 2.
Guest examining the OPPO A1K and A5s at the launch yesterday.

Four months after announcing its presence in the Nigerian mobile phone market, Global smartphone brand, OPPO has introduced two new phone models into the market in a bid to cater to practical Nigerian consumers.

The OPPO A1k and A5s phones are mid-range smartphone models that have been designed to cater to the fashionable, tech-savvy, young and practical consumer.

L-R Joseph Adeola, PR Manager OPPO Mobile Nigeria, Nengi Akinola, Marketing Manager, OPPO Mobile Nigeria and Kris Cao, Marketing Director OPPO Mobile Nigeria at the launch of the OPPO A1K and A5s smartphones in Lagos, today.
L-R Joseph Adeola, PR Manager OPPO Mobile Nigeria, Nengi Akinola, Marketing Manager, OPPO Mobile Nigeria and Kris Cao, Marketing Director OPPO Mobile Nigeria at the launch of the OPPO A1K and A5s smartphones in Lagos

Speaking at the launch Joseph Adeola, PR Manager for OPPO Nigeria, noted that the smartphone brand had enjoyed a significant acceptance from Nigerians four months since its entry into the market. According to him, the company has sold 5 shipments of the F11 Pro, its pilot product launched in April.

About the OPPO A1k

Below are some features of the A1K that you need to know:
Memory: 32GB ROM; 2GB RAM
Battery: 4000mAh battery (supports up to 17 hours of daily active use)
CPU: MTK6762 ( enables several applications to run, eliminates freezing and reduces power consumption)
Screen: 6.1-inch LCD (waterdrop); 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 1560×720-pixel resolution; Corning Gorilla Glass
Screen-to-body ratio: 87.43%
Camera: 5P lens- rear camera; F2.0 aperture- Front camera; Bokeh Effect; HDR
Pricing: N44,900
Availability: SLOT, POINTEK, Jumia and other accredited dealerships nationwide.

Guest examining the OPPO A1K and A5s at the launch yesterday.
Guest examining the OPPO A1K and A5s at the launch…

About the OPPO A5s

Below are some features of the A5s that you need to know:
Memory: 32GB ROM; 3GB RAM
Battery: 4230mAh large-capacity (supports up to 17 hours of daily active usage, 13.5 hours of video playback)
CPU: 2.3GHz; MTK6762 ( enables several applications to run, eliminates freezing and reduces power consumption)
Screen: 6.2-inch LCD (waterdrop); 19:9 aspect ratio and a 1520×720-pixel resolution
Screen-to-body ratio: 89.35%
Body: 3D thermal-bending; 0.64mm thick
Camera: 8MP- front camera; F2.0 aperture- Front camera, 13MP+2MP dual rear cameras; Bokeh Effect; HDR
Pricing: N69,900
Availability: SLOT, POINTEK, Jumia and other accredited dealerships nationwide.

Oppo is Fast Covering the Nigerian Market

Speaking at the occasion, the Marketing Manager, Oppo Mobile Nigeria, Nengi Akinola pointed out that although the brand is less than 6 months old in the Nigerian market, Oppo has been playing in the global space since 2004. The brand, renowned in India and many other emerging economies, is a trusted name.

L-R Joseph Adeola, PR Manager OPPO Mobile Nigeria, Nengi Akinola, Marketing Manager, OPPO Mobile Nigeria and Kris Cao, Marketing Director OPPO Mobile Nigeria at the launch of the OPPO A1K and A5s smartphones in Lagos, yesterday.
L-R Joseph Adeola, PR Manager OPPO Mobile Nigeria, Nengi Akinola, Marketing Manager, OPPO Mobile Nigeria and Kris Cao, Marketing Director OPPO Mobile Nigeria at the launch of the OPPO A1K and A5s smartphones in Lagos

She explained that Oppo has expanded its product reach to four out of the six Nigerian regions: Southwest, Southeast, Southsouth and the Northcentral. According to her, the brand has also been able to reach users across the country using popular eCommerce platforms, Jumia and Konga.

Responding to questions on the after-sales support structure of Oppo in Nigeria Joseph Adeola explained that Oppo has 2 repair centres in Lagos and has plans to expand the touchpoints going forward. He also added that every Oppo device comes with a 2-year warranty to cover for factory caused damages or non-self inflicted damages on the devices.

Cross section of guests at the launch of the OPPO A1K and A5s smartphones
Cross-section of guests at the launch of the OPPO A1k and A5s smartphones

With multiple devices released on a continued basis coupled with an influx of devices from many unknown sellers, Oppo is hoping to hold its own with the introduction of the A1k and A5s phones. With its recent experience, this projection may not be far from what its future holds.


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