PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has partnered with popular smartphone brand OPPO in pushing for LTE smartphone adoption in the Philippines.
Under the partnership, Smart and OPPO are offering the OPPO A3S to Smart, TNT and Sun users at a discounted price to encourage more customers to upgrade to an LTE device. This project is among Smart and OPPO’s joint initiatives to serve their customers better.
Discounted OPPO A3s
The OPPO A3S is available for P5,990, discounted from its original price of P6,990.
It comes with a Smart LTE Prepaid SIM and data freebies: Upon activation, the customer automatically gets 1GB, plus an additional 1GB upon loading P100 within 3 days, valid for 3 days. It also comes with data rewards for a year, where customers get 500MB for every P150 accumulated load, valid for 3 days.
“Apart from our continuing investments in upgrading our network, we are also partnering with manufacturers like OPPO in empowering our customers with capable devices, so that they can maximize the network that we have put in place,” said Oscar A. Reyes Jr, PLDT-Smart senior vice president and head of Consumer Market Development.
“Through this partnership with Smart, we take one step closer to building a world of intelligent connectivity,” says Zen Han, Vice President of Channel Sales of OPPO Philippines.
Smart/PLDT Updated Networks
Between end-2017 and the first quarter of 2019, Smart has more than doubled the number of its LTE base stations nationwide to 18,000.
As of the first quarter of the year, Smart estimates that about two-thirds of its subscribers are smartphone owners, whose increasing appetite for data-heavy activities such as video streaming and mobile gaming on their phones contributed to the 127-percent year-on-year increase of mobile data traffic on Smart’s network.
OPPO A3s Specs
|Display||6.2-inch 19:9 In-Cell IPS HD+ display @ 720 x 1520px|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 1.8GHz octa-core|
|GPU||Adreno 506 GPU|
|Storage||16GB internal storage|
|Expandable Storage||expandable via microSD up to 256GB (dedicated)|
|Rear Camera||13MP f/2.2 AF + 2MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras with LED Flash|
|Front Camera||8MP f/2.2 front camera|
|SIM||Dual SIM (nano), Dual Standby|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|OS||ColorOS 5.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo)|
|Dimension||156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2mm|
|Colors||Dark Purple, Red|