The smartphone market in Egypt is witnessing fierce competition among 21 various smartphone manufacturers. Almost all of them are Chinese, except Samsung and LG which are from Korea, Lava from India, and America’s Apple.
The competition has recently taken another turn between Oppo and Huawei. The latter has decided to bribe traders to push consumers to buy Nova 3i, instead of the Oppo F9, as each transaction would be awarded by the company.
At the end of August, Huawei launched Nova 3 and Nova 3i, while Oppo launched F9 mid-September. The two are considered the latest addition to the Egyptian smartphone market.
According to an incentives’ list distributed by Huawei among traders which was obtained by Daily News Egypt, Huawei has urged traders to convince consumers seeking Oppo F9, to buy the Nova 3i instead.
The document has set the incentives at EGP 200 for each store of 10 employees, EGP 100 for a store of 20 employees, and EGP 50 for stores of 50 employees.
Huawei has stipulated several conditions for sellers to obtain this incentive, namely, providing the names of clients and their phone numbers. The company specifically said it would prefer if the customers could provide their Oppo F9 reservation card, or a video saying they have decided to switch to Nova 3i instead of the F9.
The Oppo F9 has several new features, including super-fast charging equipped with five safety features. The phone’s charging kit is equipped with voltage measure and VOOC Identification. Through these features, the risk factor has dropped to 1 in a billion, instead of 1 in a million.
Moreover, the F9 has a 3,500 mAh battery supported by AI battery management. This system keeps the battery working longer, by learning the user’s usage patterns and habits over time. The system automatically closes inactive applications to save power, or put it at a lower state of consumption. The battery, hence, would last longer.
The F9 comes with a 6.3-inch, 1080×2340 pixels display, and 19:5:9 aspect ratio.
On the other hand, the Nova 3i comes with an AI camera system. It is available in a new design, and new colours. The display accounts for 82.2% of the phone’s size.