Oppo among the fourth largest smartphone sellers by volume in Q3: IDC report

Riding on the success of its latest R series smartphones in China, Oppo has for the first time taken the top spot for a full quarter in China's smartphone market, a report said on Friday.


Riding on the success of its latest R series smartphones in China, Oppo has for the first time taken the top spot for a full quarter in China's smartphone market, a report said on Friday.

According to the market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), Oppo now holds fourth spot among smartphone-makers globally. Its F1 and F1 Plus smartphones are a big hit in India.

"We are delighted at Oppo's continued growth and at the enthusiasm we are receiving from consumers in China and in our markets around the world," said Sky Li, Oppo Global VP, MD of International Mobile Business and President of OPPO India, in a statement.

 Oppo among the fourth largest smartphone sellers by volume in Q3: IDC report

The company shipped 25.3 million devices in the third quarter, representing a year-on-year growth of 121.6 per cent, the highest among the global top-five smartphone brands.

According to Oppo, the Selfie Expert F1 Plus smartphone has also played a huge role in increasing the sales numbers. It has been the top selling Oppo device in China, helping it gain around 17.5 percent market share there.

Oppo wrapped up the quarter with the launch of two new devices, the R9s and R9s Plus, in Shanghai earlier this month.

With inputs from IANS


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