BBK-owned Oppo has announced a price cut for the budget Oppo A3s in India. This is the second price cut for this phone since its launch. In October, Oppo cut INR 1,000 off the price and now it has announced another cut. The Oppo A3s is a budget smartphone that is available in two variants in the country. Both the variants have received price cuts before, making them more affordable for the consumer. If you were in the market for a new Oppo A3s, then you will be delighted to know that the phone is now cheaper.
Oppo A3s Price Cut in India
The Oppo A3s received a price cut in October and was available for INR 9,990. The phone was originally launched at a price tag of INR 10,990 in India. Mumbai-based phone retailer Mahesh Telecom revealed the latest price cut. You can now buy the Oppo A3s for a starting price of INR 8,990. This is for the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage variant of the phone. The price cut should help in sales, as the Oppo A3s has a number of competitors in the segment. The phone isn’t that well equipped when compared to its competition, which means that it may face some lag in attracting potential buyers.
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Last month, Oppo had also discounted the 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM variant of the Oppo A3s. The phone also received an INR 1,000 price cut and is currently retailing at INR 11,990. It is very likely that Oppo may once again discount this variant now that the price gap between the 2GB and the 3G variant is more than INR 2,000. We expect the Oppo A3s 3GB RAM model to be soon available at INR 10,990.
In case you were wondering about the specifications of the Oppo A3s, we’ve got your back. The phone features a 6.2-inch LCD display with HD+ resolution and a notch at the top. It is powered by the Snapdragon 450 chipset and gets a maximum of 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. A dedicated microSD slot is available for storage expansion. Even though this is a budget device, it comes with a dual-rear camera setup with 13MP+2MP sensors. For selfies, there’s an 8MP sensor on the front. The device has a large 4230mAh battery, which is one of the good points about this phone. It runs ColorOS 5.1, which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
Oppo India MD Steps Down
Although, Oppo has been releasing new phones every other month, the company isn’t doing that great in India. Yes, its Realme brand is doing very well, but the profits aren’t that high. Oppo has to sell the phones at a very competitive price if it wants to attract the customers and this has led to some losses.
Oppo recently announced that its Managing Director for India, Yi Wang, has stepped down amidst increasing losses. The company lost INR 3.59 billion this year alone, which is a big increase from last year’s losses. Apparently, Oppo has been spending a lot of money on advertisements and promotions. It also invested INR 10.8 billion in a five year contract with BCCI to have its logo on the Indian Cricket team’s jersey. All of this helped Oppo in becoming the fifth biggest smartphone brand in India, but it also led to losses.
While we are at it, also check out our comparison video of the Oppo A7 vs Vivo Y95 to find out which one of these mid-rangers is a better pick for you.