Oppo agrees to three year partnership with FC Barcelona


To the impressionable, seeing a commercial with a star footballer using a particular handset could go a long way in helping a smartphone buyer decide which model to buy. That is probably why Oppo has teamed up with the FC Barcelona squad for three years. The Oppo logo will start appearing at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, and Oppo devices should soon start appearing on television commercials featuring the team.

Oppo CEO Tony Chen calls the deal "An important step in our global marketing strategy," and says that FC Barcelona was chosen because "they represent the art of football." Oppo currently offers its handsets in 20 countries in areas such as China, Australia, Mexico, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Middle East and Africa. The manufacturer also expects to begin a global expansion.


Oppo's newest handsets are the Oppo R7 and Oppo R7 Plus, both of which were unveiled last month with a loaded feature set. The R7 Plus includes a fingerprint scanner while both models offer VOOC rapid charging. This feature allows you to charge your phone from 0% to 75% in just 30 minutes.

Will Oppo be able to use this exposure to sell more handsets? If the deal is renewed after the three years expires, we'll have our answer.

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source: FCBarcelona via GizmoChina

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17 Comments

1. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Ahh, La Liga, where the contracts are huge, the team coffers are bloated, and the fans are unemployed or on their way to being unemployed. The priorities in Spain are definitely not out of whack when you have new ghost towns all over the country, but football rosters that look like all-star teams.

4. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Looks like we have a butthurt EPL fan lol Let me guess, a MAN UTD fan?

6. ddxmms

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

yes epl sucks big time there is only 2 teams play in that league ! calcio is the football heaven as Diego Maradona the GREATEST FOOTBALL PLAYER OF ALL TIME ones said !

7. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Liverpool, and no butthurt about it. La Liga is about to learn the lesson Spain itself is learning, and that is that this is unsustainable. The country is next after Greece in the "Bailout Zone," yet the domestic teams spend like the money will keep flowing. That's what is referred to as a bubble.

8. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Meanwhile united has a debt of 400-500mil, and few other teams in EPL, but yeah the issue is la liga which top two teams actually make so much money that they can spend all that money, lol just lol

10. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Ynwa .

11. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yawn lol

13. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

5. waddup121 unregistered

nice nice!

12. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Instead of talking s**t about laliga.... Pray for LFC to win a league title.... BARCA always...

17. cruzfire

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

You're lucky that Barca an Real Madrid don't go nasdaq because they worth billions,if now has the best players humankind ever saw,imagine then....

2. chenski

Posts: 762; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Maybe, just maybe my next phone will be oppo

3. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

What kind of partnership is that???

9. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I guess the same that huawei had with arsenal, few logo spots on marketing press conference, 1-2 special Barcelona branded phones and facebook spamming that they sponsor Barcelona

14. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

Barca sucks!!!! United forever!!!!

15. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Looks like you have to wait forever to win UCL with current condition of United...

16. jonathanalexander9

Posts: 61; Member since: May 04, 2015

meanwhile barca player use iPhone

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