First of all – congratulations to OPPO for being the number 1 smartphone brand in Asian market! All of these stats are reported by Counterpoint, a global industry analysis firm.

According to OPPO, there’s only one reason why OPPO smartphones can sell so well in the Asian market – and that’s because Asian customers are showing higher demand for OPPO selfie and camera phones at affordable prices in Q3 of 2017.

OPPO ranked the first in Asia Region Market Share, according to Counterpoint Report (Q3 2017)
OPPO ranked the first in Asia Region Market Share, according to Counterpoint Report (Q3 2017)

Counterpoint’s chart shows that OPPO took up 15% of the market share in total shipment for Asia region, and OPPO is at the top, with Vivo, Xiaomi, Samsung, and Huawei trailing behind.

OPPO ranked the fourth in Global Smartphone Shipments Market Share, according to Counterpoint Report (Q3 2017)

It’s actually funny to see how well Samsung is doing in other regions, though. Samsung showed clear dominance in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East regions.

OPPO stands proud as their marketing strategy has clearly worked. With their further association with local influential artists and key opinion leaders, the OPPO brand awareness is raised even further. As that’s happening, OPPO maintained its position as #4 smartphone brand globally by market share, also according to the same report by Counterpoint.

OPPO F5

If you’re looking to get an OPPO smartphone yourself, then you can check out our latest review of the OPPO F5. It’s a clear upgrade from the OPPO F1s from last year, while improving the hardware and also the selfie capabilities that it already has.

I mean, even OPPO has AI facial recognition – and you don’t have to pay extra for whatever fancy processing unit for AI recognition. Also, the 18:9 display is indeed a boon to have.

With that said, OPPO does have a few things to improve – like the software experience. Though, OPPO got the hardware right, so the software is pretty much malleable as it can be changed with a software update.

Review: OPPO F5 – Upgrade From The F1s?