OPPO had managed to sell 20 million OPPO R9 devices ever since they announced the OPPO R9 and OPPO R9 Plus back in March last year. These are great results for OPPO as they basically managed to sell 20 million OPPO R9 handsets in only 10 months. It seems like the OPPO R9, OPPO R9 Plus, OPPO R9s and OPPO R9s Plus are still selling really well, though, so chances are that the company might hit 21 or 22 million before they launch next-gen ‘OPPO R’ phones, and that is expected to happen in March this year, so, in about two months from now.
OPPO is selling the vast majority of their devices in Asia, mostly China, but the company did expand to a number of other markets in Asia, including India. The OPPO R9 and OPPO R9 Plus were introduced in March 2016, as already mentioned, while the OPPO R9s and OPPO R9s Plus arrived in the fourth quarter of last year and have probably boosted the company’s sales quite a bit. All of these devices are also called ‘selfie phones’, mainly due to the fact they all come with a rather large and capable camera sensors for selfies, all of them feature 16-megapixel snappers up front. All four OPPO R9 devices are made out of metal, and all of them come with a physical home key below the display.
For those of you who did not know, OPPO was actually the second largest smartphone manufacturer in China (as far as sales are concerned) in the first half of last year, while we’re still waiting for the end of year results. The company managed to trump Vivo for the second place, and they left a number of other well-known companies behind them, including Xiaomi, Meizu and ZTE, for example. Huawei was China’s number one smartphone manufacturer in H1 2016, and it seems like not much changed by the end of 2016. In any case, it will be interesting to see whether OPPO can keep this up, and remain in the top three smartphone manufacturer in China. It will also be interesting to see whether the company has some expansion plans, Chinese smartphone market is quite saturated, so OPPO might consider branching out not only all over Asia (they’re already present in a number of areas), but also to other markets, perhaps to Europe and the US.