The Oppo A16s is now available in SA for R4,000 »Stuff
South Africa is full of inexpensive mobile devices, and for good reason. Flagship products are too expensive, and the right technology has become increasingly affordable. This is the case of the Oppo A16s which are now available in South Africa for 4,000 rand.
It comes with fairly standard specs for a smartphone in this price bracket, including a 5,000mAh battery, triple camera (which we’ll cover later), 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and microSD support up to 256 GB. While there is nothing particularly revolutionary here, we know that Oppo makes quality products at a good price.
The rear camera is equipped with three lenses – which has become standard on budget devices – and includes a 13 MP main sensor, a 2 MP macro sensor, and a 2 MP depth sensor.
It also features something that we … haven’t really come across on other devices. Detailed in a press release, an immediate translation feature allows A16s to “… effortlessly switch text in web browsing between English, Zulu, Sotho, Xhosa and Afrikaans to truly deliver a authentic SA experience, thanks to Google Translate. However, we believe this is just a feature of Google.
That means you get the full Google suite here. Although Chinese, Oppo did not suffer the same fate as Huawei and can still ship devices with the full suite, including Google Maps, Search, Drive, and Photos.
The 6.5-inch Oppo A16s is available in two colors: Pearl Blue and Crystal Black. Both are available at select retailers for R 4,000 and are currently available under contract for R 230 per month according to the press release, however, we could not find the case on all mobile networks at the time of writing.