Posts tagged with: Oppo
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    We’ve said it a number of times in the recent and not-so-recent past, and we’ll say it again as often as we get the chance. While the US remains an important market for any smartphone manufacturer, be it veteran or rookie, seeking global relevance, China and especially India can even more easily make or break an OEM’s ambitions. That’s because there’s still room for growth in the country so adamantly opposed to refurbished iPhones, which appeared to reach a saturation point this beginning of the year, quickly bouncing back between April and June, according to the International ...

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    While OPPO and Vivo are proving to be the insurgent forces — technically separate, but under one umbrella — in China, we still see Huawei lead the pack for total shipments. Digitimes is reporting some room for growth on what's thought to be a super-saturated market for smartphones this past Q2 — a 2.7 percent sequential increase and a 14.3 percent annual jump to 149 million phones. Local vendors seem to be packing in more deliveries of mid-range and budget models. Huawei logged a 14 percent share of the pie or about 20.9 million shipments. OPPO came second with 12.7 percent, ...

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    It looks like Samsung could stand in the way of OPPO's goals to breach 100 million shipments in 2016. No, not because it wants to protect its own Galaxy products... well, not directly. You see, Samsung Display churns out hundreds of millions of AMOLED panels for not only Samsung Electronics's own phones, but other manufacturers as well — China's Xiaomi is one notable example and, of course, we're also talking OPPO. But as the displays maker gets set to expand its facilities to support a future iPhone with an OLED screen, many of Samsung Display's customers are finding their orders slow ...

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    OPPO is certainly on a roll, thanks primarily to the R9 and F1 series of relatively affordable “selfie experts”, which have posted impressive sales numbers lately both in the company’s homeland of China, and internationally. It's thus no surprise the F1s basically squeezes between the F1 and F1 Plus on the mobile food chain while looking nearly identical to the latter. No design revolution needed here, with the premium aluminum build retained, and thickness and weight bumped up from 6.6mm and 145 grams respectively to 7.4 and 160. There’s a good reason the OPPO F1s is chunkier ...

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    A number of research firms have come out with their Q2 or overall H1 2016 smartphone sales reports, unanimously concluding Android as a whole continued to surge, while iOS lost a bit of steam, and Windows plunged closer than ever to absolute market irrelevance. As far as OEMs go, Samsung enjoyed a couple of remarkable quarters on Galaxy S7’s rampant success, Apple didn’t manage to keep the iPhone 6s in the limelight or turn the SE into an instant massive hit, with Chinese companies such as Huawei, OPPO and Vivo soaring to varying degrees. But what about the world’s most popular ...

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    With patent disputes piling on and on throughout the years, here's a respite courtesy of Qualcomm and OPPO. OPPO has licensed Qualcomm's 3G and 4G technology patents for use in China, which means that we'll see a whole bunch of Snapdragon processors in future devices. Qualcomm laid patent infringement complaints against competitor Meizu about a month ago in Beijing and Shanghai intellectual property courts. The moves were part of a bid to get the manufacturer back at the table negotiating license terms. Details have yet to appear about the processor on OPPO's next major release, the F1s. ...

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    If you think OnePlus got OxygenOS all wrong for the OnePlus 3, the company wasn't against you changing things up with a different ROM. Thing was, you had to trade out some major fast charging with that choice — it's a feature heavily promoted at the launch of the device. Well, after OnePlus promised to give developers the kernels that make its Dash Charge technology possible, it has delivered the goods on GitHub. Directories should be resynced if already downloaded. Changes have been made to: android_vendor_qcom_thulium android_vendor_oneplus_oneplus3 android_kernel_oneplus_msm8996 ...

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    The day after we find out about what Samsung has to Unpack is the day when OPPO unpacks its F1s. Of course, if a phone wants to take the next "step up in the selfie revolution," it'll need some impressive cameras to do so. Well, an Indian outlet believes it has the answers to not just those specs, but a few more. TechDroid is reporting that both the front and rear camera have 16 megapixels of resolution. All the software effects will be getting in, including the screen flash feature. One SKU will feature 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, expandable by microSD up to 128GB. There will be ...

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    If you’re still wondering how it might be possible for an Android handheld manufacturer to realistically predict 100 million unit global shipments without much of a presence in many key European markets or the US, Counterpoint Research should give you a solid clue. According to the firm’s latest “Monthly Market Pulse”, OPPO claimed a big domestic win for the month of June not only in offline sales, but overall China demand, including both physical stores and online smartphone orders. This is the fast-rising OEM’s first ever victory of such a magnitude, although Huawei ...

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    Times are a-changing in a mobile phone landscape where brands like BlackBerry, HTC and Sony have almost completely lost their relevance, Microsoft lacks focus, and Nokia looks to rise from the proverbial ashes… at some point in the future. Granted, Samsung and Apple’s industry duopoly remains unthreatened, despite the former’s 2015 struggles and the latter’s current stagnation. Huawei may want the crown for itself, but after a remarkable sales progress last year, 2016 is shaping up to mark a much smaller surge. That sounds like the perfect context for the rapid ascent of a few more ...

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    It's only been half a year since the OPPO F1 came out. Now, the Chinese manufacturer is extend the "legacy" of the so-called "Selfie Expert" with a phone that will "[step] up the selfie revolution". We're getting the where and when of the launch of the OPPO F1s. It will take place in India on August 3. That's the day after another Samsung Unpacked event in New York. Rumor has it that the F1s will double the resolution of the selfie camera to 16 megapixels and come equipped with a fingerprint-sensor on the home button with 0.22-second unlock time. Via: GSMArena

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    Mere days ahead of official financial reports coming from most of the mobile industry’s heavyweights, research firm TrendForce has issued its own worldwide smartphone market analysis for the year’s second quarter, with overall production volume sitting at a solid 315 million units, up 8.9 percent sequentially and 3.2 percent compared to the same timeframe back in 2015. No big surprises ranking the top six global brands, as Samsung holds on to a comfortable lead, followed by Apple, Huawei, OPPO, LG, and Vivo. But even though Galaxy S7 sales are deemed “brisk”, both the Korean ...

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    Remember the OPPO F1, the "selfie expert" smartphone from the beginning of the year? Whether it delivers what OPPO promises is up to you, go check out our review and quick look at what its camera can do. Almost six months after the F1, the OPPO F1s announced today by the manufacturer is expected to take it to the next level, being built "on the strengths" of its predecessor (which managed to generate a record growth for the company in the first quarter). The company is positioning the upcoming OPPO F1s as one of the core products in its line-up for the second half of the year. Little is ...

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    With iPhone popularity reaching an inherent peak stateside, as well as in many other Western territories, where there’s simply no more room for growth, Apple continues to struggle finding its footing on the all-important Chinese and Indian shores. Among the trouble encountered by the world’s most profitable corporation in the two largest smartphone markets, the refusal of the latter’s government to permit refurbished handheld commercialization and the SE’s prohibitive pricing nowadays headline the list. It’s also not helping that the 6s has rapidly lost its charm with the recent ...

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    "The Chinese market is ever-changing," said Avril Wu, an analyst. No, really. If you see the breadth of what an eCommerce store offers for smartphones from companies with names ranging from Lovme and Onefive, you'd be pulling your hair out, too. But it seems that, at least for now, we have some of the biggest names in China making bigger steps than its "established" competition. Research firm TrendForce expects OPPO and vivo — both owned by BBK Electronics — will ship a combined 144 million phones to market this year, up more than 40 percent from the previous year and assumed to beat ...

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    While HTC put a lot of trust in its redesigned new flagship phone and first ever VR headset, the two’s launches haven’t been able to right the sinking ship just yet. The Vive, of course, is still in a decent position to spearhead a revolution and the rise of a profitable industry, which we can’t say about the HTC 10. Released a little late, a little overpriced, and incapable of standing out from the Galaxy S7-led pack, the beveled 5.2-incher is barely projected by market research firm TrendForce to reach a million units in 2016 production volume. The GS7 duo, mind you, was on track ...

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    The approach to special edition phones is not new, with cases like Samsung launching a batman phone and pricing it for a staggering amount of money for just a different logo at the back. Oppo hasn't really focused on super hero phones, but instead on devices that cater to the sports lover in you. As a result, Oppo's approach to the F1 Plus Barcelona Edition is a different story to what we see elsewhere. If you're an FC Barcelona fan, the Oppo F1 Plus special edition is probably one of the coolest sports-oriented gadgets we've seen in a while. Watch our full video to learn more.

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    Huawei's been chomping up the food chain as the world's third largest smartphone manufacturer by annual shipments. It was originally looking forward to a 40 percent jump in shipments this year to further its ambitions to be the world's largest OEM. Nope. Not the case it seems, as told from Taiwanese industry. Huawei may cut back from a forecast 140 million smartphones to 120 million smartphones. That's still a 20 percent improvement from last year, but with the higher-end phones — like the P9 and its cohorts — not garnering enough demand as hoped for. The Honor V8, though, has topped ...

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    T-Mobile had a heck of week with streaming and special offer issues. Is Google somehow upsetting manufacturing partners? Why are companies threatening to leave Android? We're wrapping up our OnePlus 3 coverage, and you can get a sneak peek of our full review. Lastly, we just can't seem to shake all of these conflicting iPhone 7 rumors. These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 206 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 23rd (click here for your local time), or check out the ...

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    In the nebulous of smartphone manufacturers that is China, there's always one brand trying to be the same as Apple, another trying to be different and one more trying to be the same as everyone else. Take BBK, for instance. It owns the OPPO and vivo brands and is strongly connected to the OnePlus brand. The company has a massive presence in the consumer market. What it might want to do next is tailor its craft for the education industry. Enter this teaser poster that connects the BBK name and its 20 years of expertise in the education business to a new name: imoo. And apparently, what we ...

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    The different threads of OPPO's smartphones range from the premium to the camera-focused to the budget-minded. Even in the A-series, we can find some stratification. So, what does the A37 really represent? Well, for about $199, it brings a 5-megapixel front-facing camera on a 1/4-inch sensor. With its 1.4μm pixels, OmniBSI+ technology and a screen flash, the phone's promised to shine a light on your selfies. The main 8-megapixel camera, with a 1/3.2-inch sensor, has the same-sized pixels as on the front with backside illumination. Software can composite five shots into a single ...

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    Taking a page from domestic arch-rival Huawei’s playbook, OPPO’s been constantly seizing the spotlight lately to gloat about various box-office achievements, both in general and specific to certain smartphone models. Ranked fourth among the world’s top manufacturers in Q1 2016 by market research firm IC Insights, OPPO remarkably managed to dominate offline China sales for March and April. At the same time, the R9 totaled 180,000 orders in its first 24 hours up for grabs, while its international F1 Plus equivalent averaged one sale every 1.1 seconds since the March 17 launch. “Blink ...

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    How serious and dangerous is China’s offensive on Korean and Western mobile hardware brands? Extremely, according to research conducted between January and March by IC Insights, which predictably positioned Samsung and Apple atop the smartphone manufacturer hierarchy, only followed by a flurry of handheld vendors based in the Middle Kingdom. Huawei naturally won bronze during Q1 2016, with 28.9 million units sold, still considerably behind the gold and silver medalists’ 81.5 and 51.6 mil scores respectively. But OPPO exceeded its most optimistic expectations, leaping from eight place ...

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    Every so often, OPPO updates its A-series phones. They're always floating around to give those who don't like selfies and who don't like mid-range flagships just something, anything to work with.  And that's what we're dealing with here with the A59: decency. The gold-colored, dual-SIM, 32GB variant of the phone is currently on pre-sale through June 18 for ¥1,799 or $274. [table] Component,Description Screen size,5.5 inches Screen type,LCD Resolution,1280 x 720 Pixel density,267ppi SoC,MediaTek MT6750 Type,Octa-core Speed,1.5GHz GPU,Mali-T860 RAM,3GB Storage,32GB Camera,13-megapixel ...

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    A quick follow-up to our story yesterday about Xiaomi topping the market share pie chart in China — apparently, one chart doesn't tell the whole story. An OPPO representative clarified to us that while Xiaomi did take a win in Sino Research's April report, OPPO got another one. Xiaomi led the market in online-based sales while OPPO had the most offline sales for the month. Here's how those numbers stack up: [table] OEM,Share (%) OPPO,13.3 Apple,11.9 vivo,11.7 Huawei,10 Samsung,6.8 Gionee,4.6 HONOR,3.9 Coolpad,3.4 MI,2.9 Meizu,2.6 [/table] Though listed, brands of western interest that ...

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