Much to the astoundment of Galaxy fanatics, a recently surfaced report coming from analytical firm Strategy Analytics indicates that the Chinese handset maker Oppo shipped more of its R9s smartphones as compared to Samsung smartphone models in Q1 of 2017 i.e. January to March.

Oppo R9s Outshines All Of Samsung Models

This is without an iota of doubt quite surprising; however, multiple sources attribute Oppo surpassing all of Samsung handsets to the Note 7 fiasco.

In case that device would have been on sale in the first quarter of The Year, it ideally would have got the better of the R9s. Besides, Oppo has released its latest flagship smartphone in select markets, which makes the company's feat of moving an enormous 8.9 million units in the first quarter something to shout about.


Strategy Analytics' data indicated that Apple's iPhone 7 was by far the best selling smartphone in Q1 of 2017; however, this was later plagued by a year-over-year decline in sales. Nevertheless, Strategy Analytics still claims the Cupertino-based tech titan's smaller flagship comprised a significant 6.1 percent of total smartphones in Q1 of 2017.

The estimation suggests about 21.5 million iPhone 7 being shipped and a likely 17.4 million iPhone 7 Plus device. The popular South Korean handset manufacturer, on the other hand, grabbed the fifth spot thanks to its low-priced Galaxy J3 and Galaxy J5 smartphones.

Oppo R9s Specifications

The lauded smartphone from Oppo hit the store shelves back in October, last year. The phone boasts a 5.5-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels at 401PPI (pixels per inch).

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A 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor fires up the Oppo R9s, which packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable (up to 128GB via a microSD card) internal storage under the hood. On the photography front, it comes with a 16MP primary camera and a 16MP front snapper for the selfie addicts.

It runs on Android 6.0 operating system and is backed by a robust 3010mAh battery, which is non-removable. Its dimensions are 153.00 x 74.30 x 6.58 (height x width x thickness) and it weighs in at 145 grams.

Moreover, the dual-SIM smartphone offers a slew of connectivity options including NFC, Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi. The sensors on the device feature Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Proximity sensor.

Watch this space for more Oppo R9s-related news and updates!