Oppo could start selling smartphones in the U.S. by the end of 2016
posted by Cosmin V. / Dec 09, 2016, 2:53 PM
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.
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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.
posted on Dec 09, 2016, 3:41 PM 0
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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.
posted on Dec 09, 2016, 3:47 PM 2
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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 :-/
posted on Dec 10, 2016, 4:25 AM 0
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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!
posted on Dec 09, 2016, 8:05 PM 0
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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?
posted on Dec 10, 2016, 5:38 AM 1
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