Oppo could start selling smartphones in the U.S. by the end of 2016

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.

Oppo could start selling smartphones in the U.S. by the end of 2016
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source: Digitimes

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11 Comments

2. libra89

Posts: 2221; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

We'll see...

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

UH OH. Apple is gonna be in trouble. Samsung too. When you can get an iPhone or Galaxy for 1/2 the cost, someone is going to take a huge hit. Apple more so though because Samsung sells phone at similar price ranges and will be OK. But budget minded people, aren't going to keep spending $700 for a $400 phone. Either Apple will be forced to compete, or be shoved deeper into that corner.

6. aegislash

Posts: 1437; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Huawei entered the US with high hopes, and has already reported that they're struggling to gain any ground in the US market. I strongly believe that people, budget minded or not, will always go with a phone from their preferred company. Oppo will be just another Huawei, because people don't know the name. Galaxy and iPhone are the top two major players, and I see it staying that way for a long while.

8. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

If any brand is really threatened by OPPO, it would be Samsung because a lot of people buy iphones for ios, and switching OS's is fairly inconvenient for most people.

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

OPPO isnt cheap, and they didn't make flagship class android (SD820 or SD821).. their pricing/specs is similar with galaxy A series.. dunno how they gain that much market share, probably people like it's galaxy+iPhone hybrid design :-/

9. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Oppo makes great phones. Owned the find 5 and the find 7. Both were fabulous devices. Would be a knockout blow if Vivo enters the fray though. BBK would put many out of business

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It only remains to be seen if Oppo will emerge successful in the US market... that ain't easy to achieve, but with Oppo's aggressively comptive rice tag of it's smartphone, that might well be possible!

11. NJSteve

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

f**k china, and f**k anyone who buys chinese!

13. TheOracle1

Posts: 1913; Member since: May 04, 2015

I see more and more Kia's and Hyundai's on the road every day, eating into the Japanese market share which in turn ate into Ford/Chevy market share when they came in. Just saying..............

15. Chuck007

Posts: 1409; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I like Oppo but their mobile division certainly isn't known for originality. Why don't they just expand Oneplus and let them be their primary focus in the west?

16. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

I agree. They seem to have lost their way since the R7 series

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