Oppo could start selling smartphones in the U.S. by the end of 2016
Although Oppo sells its smartphones in many countries other than China, the company isn't officially present in the United States. However, that might change in the coming months, as Oppo is expected to enter one of the toughest markets in the world.
Some of you might not have heard about Oppo, but this is the company that manage to outsell Huawei, Lenovo and Xiaomi in China in Q3 2016 to become the number one smartphone maker in China and fourth largest smartphone vendor globally.
According to industry sources, Oppo will start selling its own smartphones in the United States by the end of this year. The Chinese company plans to increase shipments of its smartphones in overseas markets and the U.S. is one the main targets for Oppo.
Oppo already has some experience in the U.S. market where the company is selling its Blu-ray players for quite some time now. However, when it comes to smartphones, Oppo will bet on its high-performance camera phones in the U.S.
With more than 1,100 patents for camera technology, and about 200 registered globally, Oppo plans to flood the U.S. market with some its best camera smartphones. If they'll be priced competitively, the Chinese company might have a chance.