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Earlier this year, we covered news on the reports released by IDC in the second quarter of this year which revealed the global smartphone shipments of manufacturers. Based on the list, Samsung hits the top spot, seconded by Apple, Huawei at third place, then OPPO and Vivo in fourth and fifth respectively.
One of the brands marked tremendous growth and this interested analysts with Forbes quoting that “the brand is Apple’s biggest rival in the Chinese markets”. Guess which brand it is? It is OPPO! According to reports, OPPO R9 sold more than 700 million units in just 88 days.
Sceptics believe that OPPO R9 will not be nearly as successful outside the Chinese markets. Some factions have complained about the design similarities to the iPhone 6S especially the rose gold variant, the price is too high compared to other devices available in the market with the same specs sheet, and the fact that it runs on the older Android Lollipop 5.1 which is based on Colour OS layer should put some buyers off.
Having seen the defects of OPPO R9 in the foreign markets and its success story locally, Chinese manufacturer Umi is now looking forward to taking advantage by producing a super hit device called the Umi Max.
The Umi Max design is alluring and it is featuring Helio Octa core P10 Soc- eight core processor, it is expected to run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box but if the company promise to roll out the Android Nougat, it surely will sell more devices.
Still, on the specs, it has a USB Type-C and expandable memory up to 256GB, a better and higher capacity battery which is a key highlighting point. Another important aspect will be the price. Just wait and watch!
The Umi Max is a complete package that will be extremely hard to miss! And it is clear that it might topple the OPPO R9 in delivering another superb success story.