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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.
To bezel or notch to bezel - the evolution of smartphones
Futuresource Consulting reflects on the smartphone design trends of 2018 and what might be coming through the coming year.
IDC: Worst smartphone sales year ever
"Globally the smartphone market is a mess right now" as worldwide shipments down 4.9% in 4Q18 capping off the worst year ever.
Oppo unveils world-first 10x lossless zoom phone camera
At a conference Oppo has revealed its revolutionary phone camera in addition to new fingerprint unlocking tech.
OPPO aims to have 5G device launched by end of year
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer is working with Keysight Technologies to accelerate the development of their 5G smartphone.
Oppo to launch AX7 smartphone in NZ this week
The OPPO AX7 is a phone that fuses ‘premium features’ with an entry-level price point, according to the company.
Huawei and Oppo fastest growing handsets in Oz
Although they still are far from Apple and Samsung's numbers, the Chinese manufacturers are staking their claim on a piece of the Aussie market.
OPPO completes 'world first' 5G multiparty video call
“This is just the beginning. Through 5G, we are creating truly immersive and revolutionary smartphones that will unlock a whole new user experience."
OPPO R17 Pro a smartphone for photography lovers
OPPO has clearly seen the value of producing reasonably high-specced smartphone cameras: The R17 is staking its marketing claims on ‘redefining the limit of smartphone cameras’.
The smartphone wars continue as shipments decline
This quarter saw a global 6% YoY decline in smartphone shipments, largely due to a 13% decline for market leader Samsung, but Xiaomi’s rise continues.
OPPO smartphone trials first 5G internet connection
Oppo succeeds with a 5G internet connection - but Kiwis may have to wait a while for 5G yet.
Hands-on review: The Oppo R11s takes on other flagship phones
Oppo along with Xiaomi and Huawei have been some of the brands seen as new class leaders.
Apple or Android? Smartphone sales surge 11% in AU
9.2m smartphones were sold in 2017, a big increase from last year that was largely driven by a 'replacement cycle' from one of the major OS.