OPPO Electronics Corp. also was known as OPPO is now expanding in Saudi Arabia bringing their products and latest mobile phones. OPPO is a Chinese-owned company based in Guangdong, China that was founded in the year 2004. In 2016, the Chinese smartphone maker was the top smartphone manufacturer brand in China and was ranked eighth as the world’s best smartphone provider.
OPPO will be launching their first Android phone, the R17 series, along with other models like the hero smartphone and the R series in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. These phones from OPPO were deemed as significant competitors in the industry, going head to head with top brands such as Samsung. Most of their phones are proven and tested in Asia with millions of consumers and positive reviews. The launch of their new series in Saudi Arabia will be new opportunities for the China-based company regarding local operations and other retail partnerships.
Saudi Arabia has been known to be the center of new opportunities in the Middle East. And, this move from OPPO is just the start of something bigger that is going to happen in the future. Based on reviews, the R17 series is a very fashionable and a more innovated model from OPPO. The device allows ultra-night mode better than other ordinary android phones out there. The R17 is one of the latest smartphones that comes with an exposure stabilization technique. It also has a broader range for night shots and a noise cancellation feature.
Its software and hardware has also been updated to AI Ultra-Clear Engine for enhancing images that give a pixel-level color restoration. The R17 series can be used for great mobile photography which already uses a triple-rear camera setup for RAW HDR and AI scenes.
Aside from its camera features it also has VOOC flash charging which can charge fully and safer even in a short period. Loading time and batteries have always been a problem for most android phones, but this model from OPPO makes sure that there will be no battery issues on the R17 series.
The R17 series also features gradient colors for the industrial design. It has invented a three-color and quad-direction gradient design that allows light to smoothly flow on its surface giving an original and fresh color aesthetic. It also has a highly innovated fingerprint feature using the Corning Gorilla Glass 6 which is a first on all of its models with a hidden fingerprint unlock.
Accordingly, OPPO will be launching in Saudi Arabia with two color variants. For the OPPO R17, it comes with Nero Purple and Ambient Clue while the OPPO R17 Pro comes at Radiant Mist and Emerald Green variants.
Oppo Will Launch Its 5G-Ready Devices And Wireless Charging Tech As Competition Gets Tighter
The market competition for 5G-ready smartphones is getting tighter as tech giants like Samsung and Huawei have already launched their versions of 5G devices. Along with them, Oppo, another global market leader in low- and medium-range smartphones have also announced that it is embracing the technology soon enough.
The company has made public their partnership with Qualcomm, and their plan to use their Snapdragon 855 processor and X50 5G modem in Oppo’s 5G devices.
Oppo has invested heavily in research and testing on 5G since 2015. Last year in October, Oppo completed 5G connection tests on a smartphone, two months after their successful 5G signaling and data connection in August. Another milestone for Oppo is its successful multi-party WeChat video call on a 5G network a few months ago.
The global tech company also is venturing on wireless charging, as it is one of the few who has not introduced the technology in the market yet. Experts argue that competition will trample Oppo down if it does not follow the pace of other tech giants like Samsung.
In January, Oppo joined the world’s Wireless Power Consortium but has since been quiet about the development of their wireless charging technology. According to Oppo’s Chuck Wang, the company that has become a popular alternative for high range phones in South and Southeast Asia is, ‘working on it.’
Wang says that “because wireless charging has to consider the mechanical design of the smartphone as well as the power efficiency of the device [and] to provide better user experiences, we [have] to make a lot of optimizations just like what we have done with the 10x lossless zoom technology.”
“We are trying to get it near perfection. When we realize that we will be ready to provide this technology to our friends from media outlets and to realize mass production.”
Before the end of 2018, Oppo said that they have 5G-ready prototypes based on its premium FindX smartphone which they launched last year.
Oppo’s competition like Samsung and Huawei have already launched their 5G phone – Samsung S10 and Huawei Mate.
In response to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launching, Huawei, another global smartphone leader, launched its Mate X smartphone, as it teased the arrival of its photography-focused P30 Series in March.
During the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Shenzen-based, Huawei prided and highlighted its 5G technology. The company is now the second largest smartphone maker in the world.
As global sales for smartphones declined, Huawei and global market leader, Samsung are racing to innovate smartphones in their bid to be the best.
Studies have suggested that users nowadays are holding on to their handsets longer and are avoiding the yearly upgrade cycle.
Samsung, on the other hand, was poised to become the leader in foldable phones market.
Unlike Huawei and Apple (who also announced its plan to release a foldable phone after 2020), Samsung primarily developed its displays. As a matter of fact, the Samsung Display is already the market leader for OLED phone screens. That is why it is not surprising that the Korean company is ready to support foldable iPhones and Pixel phones shortly. Reports even suggest that Samsung has already sent samples of their foldable screens to Apple and Google earlier this year.
Samsung was said to be interested in partnering with Google and Apple on its journey to lead the market for foldable phone displays. The global tech leader has reportedly supplied Apple with a 7.2-inch foldable display screen for iPhones. It is a 0.1-inch smaller than Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. Rumors have it that Samsung also sent Google with samples as well.
“We know that Samsung Display has supplied a set of foldable drives to Apple and Google in order to fully expand its folder-based display business and uncover customers,” an industry source familiar with the Samsung Foldable Display said.
Apple is expected to launch its version of a foldable phone shortly; however, reports suggest that it will not be sooner than 2020. The latest iPhone launch, the iPhone XS, still carries the design and specs of older versions of iPhone X series.
On the other hand, Google has started working with Samsung on optimizing Android for flagship handsets and plans to develop a third operating system (like iOS and Android) that will work on any device – including foldable phones.
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