When Oppo launched its R9S smartphone back in October, 2016, little did they know that it would manage to make it to the world’s top five smartphones’ list. Strategy Analytics recently published a report, revealing the ‘Global Smartphone Shipments and Markshare by Model in Q1, 2017,’ and turns out Oppo’s R9S smartphone made it to the third position after Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
As per the information mentioned in the report, Oppo managed to sell over 9 million Oppo R9S units. The smartphone in question is followed by Samsung’s Galaxy J3 (2016) and Galaxy J5 (2016) at the fourth and fifth position respectively. Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus stand at 21.5 million and 17.4 million units respectively.
“Oppo R9S shipped 8.9 million units for third place and 3 per cent market share worldwide in Q1, 2017. Oppo is largely unknown in the Western world, but its brand is wildly popular in China and growing rapidly across India. The R9S is Oppo’s flagship 4G device with key features such as dual-SIM connectivity and fingerprint security,” said Neil Mawston, executive director, Strategy Analytics.
"Samsung was still gearing up for the launch of its new Galaxy S8 portfolio, but managed to get two models in the top five during Q1 2017. The Galaxy J3 captured 2 percent global smartphone marketshare and fourth place, while Galaxy J5 took 1 percent global share to become the world's fifth most popular model. Samsung's J3 and J5 are mid-range devices that sell very well across Europe and Asia and they helped to offset Samsung's troubles with the Note 7 battery fiasco in the quarter,” said Linda Sui, director, Strategy Analytics.