OPPO’s new flagship smartphone, namely the OPPO R9 is doing quite well in China. The phone went on sale last week and in the first day of sale, the company managed to sell over 180,000 units of the R9. Now, it looks like the sales are strong even after the first day as the company has revealed that it managed to sell more than 400,000 units of the OPPO R9 smartphone within the first four days of sale.
This is really surprising given that China is the hub of low-cost smartphones and OPPO R9 and the R9 Plus are not really cheap products. The cheapest model in the series, namely the R9 itself costs nearly $420. So, it really shows the kind of strong brand image as well as effective marketing strategy of OPPO in China.
The demand for the OPPO R9 is so high that the phone is out of stock in many places. The company released a statement recently saying that the demand was much higher than their initial expectations and they have increased the production to fulfill the high number of orders.
The OPPO R9 series is a big step up from last year’s R7 series which wasn’t as successful as this one. The R9 Plus will go on sale pretty soon and we can expect a good response for the larger model as well.
To recap, the OPPO R9 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The phone has the Helio P10 octa-core chip under the hood with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The major highlight of the device is the 16MP selfie camera up front with f/2.0 aperture. At the back, there will be a 13MP shooter with PDAF and LED flash. Other features include a 2850mAh battery with super fast VOOC charging, fingerprint sensor and a super thin 6.6m metal body.
Specs wise, this isn’t the fastest or the greatest phone in the market, however, the overall experience provided by the device is pretty good, especially with its 16MP front selfie camera. As a result, the phone is doing quite well in the country.
Well, if you are looking to get hold of the handset in India, you are in luck because the R9 and the R9 Plus models are expected to hit the Indian shore on April 5.