9 Little-Known Facts About OPPO - Top Smartphone Brand
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We greatly underestimated Oppo, the soon-to-be or even already-existing competitor to Apple and Samsung. In Singapore, the firm is most known for its camera phone, although it also manufactures Blu-ray players and other consumer electronics.
If you want to know more about Oppo, here are nine things you probably didn't know. The age-old question, "Oppo is from which country ah?" is finally answered.
Give this to an Oppo owner to boost their ego.
1.Oppo is actually named OPPO Electronics Corp
To appeal to the general public and to attract young people, the company shortens its name to OPPO, making it sound trendy and hip. By using only OPPO in its company registration in other countries, the company become a well-known household name for smartphones.
2.Oppo is from which country?
Think twice if you still believe Oppo is Korean (because Oppa?). The business is a Guangdong-based producer of consumer electronics in China. It was registered in 2001, and in 2004 it was introduced in China. Since then, the business has registered its name in other nations, including Myanmar, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and India, among others.
3.OPPO started out with MP3 players.
OPPO was not initially focused on smartphones when it was founded back in 2004; nonetheless, it is now one of the most significant smartphone makers globally. Their initial offering was really the OPPO X3, a small and oddly tear-shaped MP3 player. However, users praised it for its high quality and creative design. .
4.Oppo is ranked as the number 5 smartphone brand in the world
Oppo is number 5 in the world of smartphones as of this year (2019), losing out only to familiar brands like Samsung, Huawei, Apple and Xiaomi. I don’t know about you, but you’d realise that out of the top five companies, three are from China. Interesting much, no?
5.Oppo is not the same as Oppo Digital
Some people have mistaken Oppo and Oppo Digital as the same company. Oppo Digital is actually an independently-run pision of Oppo that is based in Mountain View, California and is well-known for its universal upconverting DVD and Blu-ray Disc players.
6.It entered the mobile phone market in 2008
OPPO entered the mobile phone market in 2008 and released its first smartphone in June 2012. The very first smartphone is named U701 Ulike. Doesn’t sound very appealing, does it? But look where OPPO has become now!
7.They also made headphones and amplifiers
A series of high-end headphones and amplifiers were released by OPPO in 2014, with their flagship headphones being the PM-1 and PM-2. It was heavily promoted in the audio market and received good reviews from those who tried them. Guess you can say the same for their phone’s earpieces.
8.OPPO is impressive with its list of innovations in the smartphone market
In order to compete with its rivals, OPPO has introduced various advancements to its smartphones since entering the smartphone industry with the very first one in 2012. Some of these inventions set new benchmarks for the sector. Actually, every smartphone makes some innovations, with the exception of Apple, which creates some fancy titles for outdated technology.
9.It has a couple of controversies in India
OPPO India had a difficult year in 2017, as company became involved in two unpleasant scandals involving individuals. The first incident occurred in March 2017, when a Chinese national is accused of tearing the Indian National Flag and throwing it into a trash can.
Due to this occurrence, the company's production facility was shut down while an investigation was conducted. After a HOD allegedly commented that "Indians are beggars" in the second instance, the whole Punjab Service Team resigned in large numbers.
In both instances, the business intervened without delay to diffuse the circumstances and stop further disturbance.
|The Smile Phone, a gold feature phone with a happy face on the back, which was released in 2008, sparked OPPO's initial interest in phones. The phone's distinctive design helped it become an instant hit in China, where OPPO had to five times resupply the model to keep up with demand. With their current models, OPPO has already made advances in various technologies and aesthetics that they are now renowned for.|
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