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2016 called, and it wants its software updates back from OPPO, which only now rolls out Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the R9, R9 Plus and F1s.
OPPO was the number one smartphone vendor in China during Q4, and it also had the top-selling 2016 model. Apple wasted a year.
Kantar's smartphone sales charts for the September - November 2016 timeframe were dominated by iPhones stateside, and Android models everywhere else.
The very soon to be unveiled OPPO R9s Plus sounds like quite the memorable Android mid-ranger, 6GB RAM and Snapdragon 653 inside.
Expected out as early as next week, the OPPO R9s apparently features an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor and 4GB RAM.
The soon to be unveiled OPPO R9s should vastly improve the camera performance of its predecessor, with a dual-pixel 16MP Sony snapper.
A seven-month improvement off the OPPO R9 and R9 Plus and there's a whole bunch of business and ballyhoo to get excited for the R9S.
Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy S7 Edge racked up the best H1 2016 sales numbers of all of the world's Android phones. Shockingly, the Galaxy J2 ranked second.
OPPO is the new overall leader of smartphone sales in the all-important market of China, at least for the month of June, followed by Huawei in second.
Previously forecasted to sell "only" 80 million smartphones in 2016, OPPO can now realistically expect a yearly total of as much as 100 mil units.
The third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world is rumored to be moving the goal posts to more conservative positions for the year.
The upper mid-range OPPO F1 Plus may well be the world's best-selling Android underdog, with 7 million units totaled in less than three months.
OPPO was China's most popular smartphone vendor in March, with its overall domestic sales numbers boosted by the late-month launch of the F1 Plus, aka R9.
Selfie's are a big deal, and Oppo thinks they've got a monster solution. A phone with a 16MP front camera. Here's out Oppo F1 vs iPhone 6S selfie battle!
If you're familiar with the China-only OPPO R9, you're also familiar with the Europe-bound OPPO F1 Plus "selfie expert".
Xiaomi still beats OPPO in 24-hour action, but it can still push a mighty number of phones out. Take the latest ones, the R9 and R9 Plus.
The OPPO R9 and R9 Plus have a lot going for them, including all-metal bodies, fingerprint scanners, 4GB RAM and especially 16MP front-facing shooters.
Save the date, affordable Android flagship phone enthusiasts, as the OPPO R9 and R9 Plus will definitely go official on March 17 in Beijing, China.
Recently unveiled at MWC, Super VOOC fast-charging technology may unfortunately not be ready for commercial OPPO R9 adoption.
Expected out in a couple of weeks, the high-end OPPO R9 and R9 Plus handhelds will apparently snub the Snapdragon 820 and Quad HD display fad.
Instead of a long-rumored Find 9, we could see the OPPO R9 and R9 Plus unveiled before long, with Snapdragon 820 processors inside.