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Coronavirus scare is already hitting tech market
GlobalData outlines the ways that China’s corporate shutdowns may have far-reaching effects for the global technology economy.
Trade war and coronavirus uncertainty proves challenge for Huawei as smartphone shipments drop
The full-year decline in 2019 represents the third consecutive year of falling shipments.
Smartphone market continues to grow - Canalys
Shipments of smartphones grew 1% this quarter, despite falling 2% generally in 2019.
OPPO voted Consumer NZ’s top mobile phone brand
“As a relatively young brand in the New Zealand market, to stand alongside only a select number of companies that hold a Top Brand title is an incredibly humbling achievement."
OPPO partners with bug bounty company HackerOne
With over 320 million monthly active users of OPPO’s ColorOS, and a rapidly expanding online presence, cybersecurity is top of mind for the mobile phone manufacturer.
OPPO confirms Find X2 flagship to be unveiled Q1 2020
By next March, expect to see their next iteration with the X2 launch.
OPPO outlines $10b vision for smart device innovation
Oppo has outlined a $10 billion roadmap to developing an ecosystem of smart devices that will drive 5G, artificial intelligence, big data, and augmented reality technologies.
Hands-on review: OPPO A5 2020
Priced at under $350, like me you’ll be kicking yourself for spending more than twice that for a whole lot less phone.
Gartner: Apple continues to lose as smartphone market drops
Huawei, Samsung, and OPPO increased market share in the third quarter of 2019, while Apple and Xiaomi share declined.
OPPO unveils new innovations to ColorOS
OPPO has finally released its custom Android-based operating system outside of the China market, with the company celebrating the launch of ColorOS 7 last week in India.
Hands-on review: OPPO ENCO Q1 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
The tone and clarity is brilliant. I’m just waiting to see how they cope with Barry Gibb’s falsetto. The melody and lyrics are clear with rich tones. Oh no! I can feel my feet tapping and my arms want to disco! Help!
Hands-on review: The OPPO Reno 2Z
The OPPO Reno 2Z will be causing many of its pricier competitors a lot of angst, writes Owen McCarthy.
IDC: Global smartphone market returns to positive growth
"The market returning to positive growth shows the resilience of the industry as well as the ongoing demand for mobile phones, all in the face of many global macroeconomic challenges."
realme smartphones launch into Aussie market
The Oppo-supported up-and-comer has announced the release of four devices, three of which include quad-camera, all under $500.
Hands-on review: The OPPO Reno Z in gorgeous Aurora Purple
The Reno Z has capacity that will have some of its pricier competitors turning green with envy.
Gartner - 5G will give global smartphone market bump in 2020
This will mean some respite after the Australian market’s massive 2019 decline and help NZ’s see some stability.
OPPO's 'waterfall screen' keeps curved smartphone display trend alive
Smartphone maker OPPO has come up with a fancy-sounding name for its new feature: the ‘waterfall screen’.
Huawei sitting pretty in China's smartphone market
“Huawei’s addition to the United States Entity List caused uncertainty overseas, but in China it has kept its foot on the accelerator."
Record-breaking feat in declining smartphone market
“Its current trajectory would see it displace Samsung by the end of 2019, dealing a major blow to the Korean vendor."
Hands-on review: The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom - no fumbling around for the right lens
I still get excited every time the selfie camera pops up and pops back in. It takes me back to the days when digital watches were first introduced, and we’d gather around the lucky rich kid who brought his or hers along to school.
Canalys: 5G smartphones will overtake 4G by 2023
Asia Pacific will account for 17.4% of the 800 million 5G smartphone shipments globally in 2023.
OPPO woos photography lovers with a pop-up cam
New Zealand smartphone junkies can now get their hands on OPPO’s Reno smartphones over the next few weeks.
IDC: Apple slips to third behind Huawei in smartphone market
Huawei is now within striking distance of Samsung at the top of the global market.
Oppo ‘zooms in’ on smartphone competition with new camera
The Chinese smartphone giant has launched the world's phone with a 10x lossless zoom camera array.