Oppo R9s
Oppo R9s

Oppo R9s becomes World’s best selling Android in Q1 2017

It is no surprise that Oppo is getting popular day by day. Oppo smartphones are best known for its photographic capability. The phones are popular among Selfie users because Oppo also has a series of models that focus especially on enhancing selfies. Recently, Oppo’s phone, Oppo R9s has climbed up the table to become the world’s best selling Android smartphone. The data is of the first quarter of 2017 and 8.9 million units of Oppo R9s were sold all over the world in three months.

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However, Oppo R9s couldn’t beat Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus which seems obvious because iPhone covers a larger market share than Oppo. 21.5 million units of iPhone 7 and 17.4 million units of iPhone 7 Plus were shipped during the first three months of 2017. This makes Apple iPhone 7 the world’s best selling phone. Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) and Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) covers the fourth and fifth position making total shipping of 6.1 million units and 5 million units respectively.

Global Smartphone Shipments
Pic: Global Smartphone Shipments and Market Share

Statistically speaking, Oppo R9s was able to cover 2.5% of the Global Market share which seems less compared to the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus covering 6.1% and 4.9%. But, Oppo isn’t making sells as many markets as other smartphone manufacturers so 2.5% is a fairly good number. Oppo smartphones are very popular in China and even India. It seems as if it was an easy win for Apple after the Galaxy Note 7 battery issues the previous year. However, Samsung was able to get two of its mid-range devices in the table.

Oppo R9s Specifications

Specs-wise, Oppo R9s features a 5.5 inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920p resolution. it also has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top for protection. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU along with 4GB of RAM. The phone also packs a 64GB internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB. Talking about the camera specs, the phone features a 16MP rear and front unit. However, the camera apertures are different for the front and back. The rear houses an f/1.7 aperture 16MP optics and the front houses an f/2.0 aperture 16MP optics for taking images. The phone packs a 3010mAh battery with fast charging enabled.

Oppo has done a really good job this year with its smartphones. The company has recently launched Oppo F3 Plus and we might be seeing more from Oppo in the coming days. On the other side, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have only recently entered the market this year. So, Samsung flagships might enter the table of best-selling smartphones in the coming quarters. This achievement for Oppo is praiseworthy and we certainly wish Oppo further success. Drop your comments about the Oppo R9s standing as the world’s best selling Android. Also, which is your best smartphone of the year 2017? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Businesswire