Posts tagged with: Oppo
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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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    Exactly one year ago today, up-and-coming smartphone manufacturer OPPO unveiled a somewhat surprising and no doubt costly promotional partnership with FC Barcelona, which only one week later walked away from the Olympiastadion in Berlin with its fifth ever UEFA Champions League trophy. In the meantime, OPPO surged and surged and surged, becoming a force to be reckoned with in the global mobile hardware landscape, whereas Leo Messi & co. painfully fell to domestic rivals Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the latest Champions League season. The disappointment was surely amplified ...

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    The hype has been real for several years. Samsung or LG would always set up a little display showing off moving pictures on a thin filament of bendable material and we're all left with the impression that a foldable smartphone would be so close down the road. Well, it's 2016 and we're only getting just a whiff of a Galaxy X coming along the way ... for next year. But a Chinese leaker has come into contact with an OPPO prototype of a foldable smartphone. Supposedly, it's been a work-in-progress since August 2015 and it was only in February that engineers started energizing that flexible ...

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    Kantar released its report on the state of the smartphone market last week, now it's Gartner's turn. More smartphones entered the market in this quarter than the same time last year. Fittingly in time for Google I/O, it's a victory this time around for Android at the expense of all the other major platforms. Research firm Gartner reported first quarter sales for smartphones worldwide totaled 349 million units, up 3.9 percent annually. Android sold approximately 293.8 million units representing 84 percent of the market, up more than 5 points. Apple itself reported iPhone sales, but Gartner ...

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    It's been a slow, agonizing wait for an uber-quick charge. At least it feels that way, but it's only been shy of three months since OPPO showed off its Super VOOC charge standard. It could deliver a 20W current to your phone for a full charge in 15 minutes, the people on the stage at MWC said. Well, when are we going to see a phone with this Super VOOC? Glimmers of hope have started peeking in different forms. Over at the dubiously-connected-to-OPPO phone manufacturer OnePlus, we saw certifications for the OnePlus 3 with a 20W charging standard. This came after it had applied for a ...

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    According to the company’s own reports, as well as independent probes of the global smartphone market by trusted analysts, business has been good for OPPO lately, despite the China-based budget specialist last unveiling a true flagship way back in spring of 2014. It’s said the Find 7’s sequel was delayed due to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 overheating woes, then as nothing better entered the picture, OPPO figured it might as well wait for the SD820 processor. But now it’s unclear what’s holding off the Find 9 announcement, after the recent invasion of 820-powered handhelds from ...

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    The OnePlus 3 has received its China Compulsory Certificate and we've found out that it supports a 5V, 4A charging standard. It does come as an about face for OnePlus, a manufacturer that hasn't embraced Qualcomm's Quick Charging standard in its phones. But be prepared to not be surprised once the dots get connected. While Quick Charge 3.0 does support up to 20W of power, there's word of the standard being OPPO's Super VOOC. Many associations have been drawn between OPPO and OnePlus with some speculators saying that OPPO owns, has ultimate control or some overbearing influence on ...

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    While Google could never break the very principles Android was founded on and mandate third-party OEMs to load “vanilla” software on their devices, more and more of these companies are starting to pay attention to so-called purists, offering them the choice between a stripped-down OS and one adorned with all sorts of bells and whistles. OPPO dubs its near-stock experiment Project Spectrum, sending Lollipop-based beta builds to the Find 7 and R5 previously, and now, Marshmallow updates to the R7s. Since this is a completely optional makeover, you’ll have to make a bit of an effort, ...

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    When we're looking at the biggest smartphone brands around, it's almost not even worth paying attention to the top two: Samsung dominates the market, and Apple's got itself a reasonably comfortable second-place spot. But move a little further down the list, and the fight starts getting interesting. Huawei's been a distant third for a while now, but could the company ever get to the point where Apple needs to be worried? And while Xiaomi and Lenovo filled out the top five last time we looked, will their fortunes hold? The latest global shipment figures are out, and they show some big ...

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    The threat posed by Huawei on Samsung and Apple in terms of global smartphone sales numbers is more real than ever, and Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi and ZTE could well boost their Western awareness this year also. But what about OPPO, which was a domestic standout in 2015, and sells many of its surprisingly solid budget-friendly Androids directly to customers outside of the Asian continent? Can the F1 Plus “selfie expert” put a further dent in iPhone 6s demand, as the OEM boldly claims? Sounds unlikely, yet the Chinese R9 equivalent of the F1 Plus posted 180,000 opening-day sales ...

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    Not our usual camera showdown, but the folks at Oppo describe the new F1 Plus as a "selfie expert" phone. While rear mounted cameras are usually higher quality, and are the preferred tools for most people when we discuss mobile content creations, we can't deny the selfie phenomenon. There's a distinct smartphone consumer who might never use that rear camera, but depends on a front camera to capture their important moments. The F1 Plus is a curious beast for us smartphone camera snobs. The rear camera is a fairly traditional 13MP shooter, but the front camera is a 16MP monster capable of ...

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    Forget the “decent” OPPO F1 camera phone, as the true Europe-bound selfie expert has finally arrived under the predictable but somewhat confusing F1 Plus moniker. Predictable, because the handheld and name were teased a while back, and confusing due to its glaring similarities with the R9. Check that, the OPPO F1 Plus and R9 are virtually identical, not just similar, the only difference being the latter starts at the equivalent of $430 in China, whereas the former will cost £300 ($425) in the UK, and €390 ($445) respectively in most EU territories. Small prices to pay across the ...

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    The OPPO R-series keeps on delivering some excellent, if conventional phones to us. The OPPO R9 and R9 Plus didn't disappoint us in that aspect and neither have they disappointed its manufacturer when it came to first-day sales (though they haven't been Xiaomi-good). According to a company release, it's boasting 180,000 of those sales in China through both online and offline distributions. The standard R9 comes in at around $430 while the R9 Plus goes to $510 and both come in with a mid-range MediaTek Helio processor and 16-megapixel selfie cameras. That last bit is probably the biggest ...

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    If you were a little disappointed to see the OPPO F1 “selfie expert” barely feature an 8MP front-facing camera, you should be happy to hear the fast-rising Chinese smartphone manufacturer has just doubled down its efforts to sustain your vanity. Literally, as the newly unveiled OPPO R9 and R9 Plus both provide 16 sharp megapixels for your best possible self-portraits. That has to be some sort of record, and with proprietary software add-ons such as Beautify 4.0 also in the mix, we wouldn’t be surprised if Hollywood actors start to use Android handhelds for head shots. The weird thing ...

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    With no offense meant to OPPO’s shot-callers, the recent new entry into the world’s top ten smartphone brands feels like quite the odd duck for an industry where everyone’s essentially the same. While Samsung and LG unveiled their latest flagship devices at MWC 2016, this eccentric OEM used the high-profile Barcelona stage to take the wraps off new battery charging and camera technology. Which, by the way, may not actually see daylight on the forthcoming R9 and R9 Plus handhelds. Speaking of, these pretty much came out of nowhere in the rumor mill recently to replace the Find 9 hero ...

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    Another day, another reason to tone down our excitement regarding OPPO’s next-gen flagship Android devices, expected out in a couple of weeks. The R9 and R9 Plus were initially rumored to feature 21MP rear-facing cameras and Snapdragon 820 processors, but Tenaa certification docs listed the photography sensors at “only” 16 megapixels, with Helio X10 and SD615 SoCs respectively running the hardware show. Worse yet, it appears the groundbreaking Super VOOC fast-charging technology unveiled at MWC isn’t ready for primetime, and the OPPO R9 shall stick to slightly less impressive VOOC ...

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    China-based smartphone manufacturer OPPO managed to break into the global top ten last year without spending a fortune on advertising or engaging in pointless spec wars with the likes of Samsung, Sony or LG. They say if it ain’t broke, you shouldn’t try to fix it, so instead of putting everything but the kitchen sink on the upcoming R9 and R9 Plus, OPPO will probably pursue a familiar, winning strategy, and cut a few corners in order to keep prices low. Forget rumored Snapdragon 820 processors and Quad HD displays. We have conclusive proof of both the OPPO R9 and R9 Plus featuring ...

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    Semi-credible rumors on the long overdue follow-up to the 2014 OPPO Find 7 have been few and far between lately, suggesting some other flagship might come soon to confirm the Find family’s death. Enter the camera-centric OPPO R9, teased for a spring launch by the fast-rising Chinese device manufacturer itself, and expected to also carry a Snapdragon 820 processor by “sources in the know.” You don’t need insiders to presume the R9, as well as the phablet-sized R9 Plus, will adopt the newly announced, groundbreaking Super VOOC technology and SmartSensor optical image stabilization. ...

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