Oppo Stories May 11

Android 13 preview for the Oppo Find X5 Pro is now available

Google I/O usually marks the time when the latest version of Android graduates from its early previews and starts the journey through betas towards public availability. Ahead of today’s keynote, one of Google’s partners is jumping on board, with Oppo launching its first Android 13 preview for the Find X5 Pro.

Oppo Stories April 20

Samsung and Apple continue to dominate the smartphone market as Q1 2022 numbers drop

The smartphone industry has certainly hit a plateau, and in Q1 2022, numbers are actively dropping. However, despite overall market failings, Samsung and Apple are continuing to eat up the majority of the market.

Oppo Stories April 8

After three years of essentially just Samsung dominating the foldable market, more brands are expanding the market. According to some new leaks, OnePlus is preparing a new foldable that’s unsurprisingly similar to the Oppo Find N, and a new look at the Vivo X Fold has surfaced.

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Oppo Stories April 7

The OnePlus 10 doesn’t exist (yet), but the Oppo Reno 8 looks an awfully lot like it

For months we’ve been hearing about the OnePlus 10 Pro, including a complete reintroduction last week when the phone was formally announced for the US and other global markets. But to date, there’s been no sign of a standard OnePlus 10. Now, a leak shows off the Oppo Reno 8 which certainly looks like a OnePlus 10 by another name.

Oppo Stories March 4

Oppo has grown almost exponentially over the past few years, and although once a tough sell, ColorOS 12 and 12.1 have toned down the iOS influence and the result is a nice alternative full of excellent features.

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Oppo Stories February 28

Oppo’s new 240W charging system hits the law of diminishing returns

This year at MWC, Oppo is showcasing some brand-new charging tech that allows for fully charging one of its devices to 100% in just nine minutes. If that sounds crazy, it’s probably because it is. This new leap in tech has us wondering if the reward is worth the effort.

The future of OnePlus under Oppo’s roof has been largely up in the air, but today OnePlus is finally offering some clarity. In a lengthy forum post, OnePlus’ Pete Lau announced that OxygenOS isn’t going anywhere, and plans to run OnePlus phones on a “unified” ColorOS and OxygenOS merger is no longer coming.

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Oppo Stories February 25

Following a surge in popularity and focus from Google on Android tablets, we’ve seen many brands previously uninterested in the form factor deliver some good, and some not so great, tablets. Today, Oppo is throwing its hat in the ring, with the launch of its first Android tablet, the Oppo Pad.

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Oppo Stories February 24

Oppo has today announced its latest flagship smartphone series, the Find X5 and Find X5 Pro. Both phones deliver top-tier specs and a new era of imaging for Oppo; here’s what you need to know.

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Oppo Stories February 15

The lines between Oppo and OnePlus are set to blur even further with confirmation that the Find X5 and future Find X series devices will come with Hasselblad tuning and performance improvements.

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Oppo Stories February 9

The Oppo takeover of OnePlus has left a lot of questions over the past year, and software was the biggest concern for many. According to a new report, OnePlus and Oppo are due to fully merge their OxygenOS and ColorOS skins into one with Android 13.

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Oppo Stories January 17

A small series of supposed Oppo Find X5 Pro hands-on images suggest that the upcoming flagship may come with a Hasselblad branding, with some specifications also similarly confirmed.

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Oppo Stories January 14

Here’s every smartphone confirmed to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip

After Qualcomm announced and detailed the brand-new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, it didn’t take long for Android OEMs to confirm that they will slap the latest and greatest CPU in their smartphones. Here’s what you need to know.

Oppo Stories December 22, 2021

Foldable smartphones still feel like a technology of the future, despite having been real and for sale for over two years at this point. I still nerd out just a little bit every time I open up my Galaxy Z Fold 3. Last week, Oppo unveiled its first foldable, the Oppo Find N, and it actually addresses a lot of the Fold’s pain points while still showing there’s no “right” way to make a foldable.

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Oppo Stories December 15, 2021

Samsung has ruled the foldable space for over two years now, but slowly other competitors are emerging. Today, Oppo is showing off its first foldable that looks to be one of the most compelling to date. Here’s what you need to know about the Oppo Find N.

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Oppo Stories December 14, 2021

The chips used by Android devices are mostly provided by just two companies, but over the past couple of years, more major device makers have been working on their own chip designs. Today, Oppo is debuting its first self-made chip, the MariSilicon X imaging chip.

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Oppo Stories October 20, 2021

Yesterday saw the debut of the first mainstream Android smartphone in the US in years that runs on a chip that’s not from Qualcomm or MediaTek. The Pixel 6 runs on top of Google Tensor, a specialized chip developed by Google, and it seems that move won’t be alone as another major name in the smartphone industry, Oppo, is now also working on its own chip design.

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Oppo Stories October 4, 2021

Google just released Android 12 to AOSP today, but not to its own Pixel smartphones. Where those will be delayed by a “few weeks,” Oppo has just announced that it will release ColorOS based on Android 12 to select regions starting today, though only in beta.

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Oppo Stories September 20, 2021

OnePlus has confirmed that not only is any potential 9T off the table for 2021, but that the firm’s 2022 flagship will run a merged ColorOS and OxygenOS.

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Oppo Stories September 16, 2021

Report: Oppo staff cut by 20%, including ColorOS teams, following merger with OnePlus

The close merger of Oppo and OnePlus earlier this year is supposed to help speed up software updates by building OxygenOS on top of ColorOS. While we hope that’s still the case, a recent staff cut at Oppo might not help matters.

Oppo Stories August 4, 2021

The war on bezels has led to some creative solutions for selfie cameras, but the goal has clearly been finding a way to hide the camera underneath the display. That tech exists and is slowly coming to market, and this week, Oppo is showing off a new version of its under-display camera that doesn’t compromise too much on photo quality.

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Oppo Stories July 28, 2021

Oppo has officially launched the Watch 2 smartwatch and packs the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 chipset plus a supposed 16-day lifespan.

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Oppo Stories June 21, 2021

Last week, OnePlus officially announced that it would merge with its BBK sibling, Oppo. Now, thanks to a leaked memo posted by Evan Blass, we’re getting a better picture of what that means, including confirming that OnePlus is now a sub-brand under Oppo’s umbrella.

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Oppo Stories June 18, 2021

OnePlus and Oppo are formalizing their relationship and merging internal teams with the goal of improving software and speed up other actions. Despite that, though, CEO Pete Lau says OxygenOS will survive the OnePlus/Oppo merger.

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Oppo Stories June 16, 2021

After years of OnePlus and Oppo clearly sharing the same resources but, the former, confidently coming across as their own entity. Last year, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau took on a bigger role that involved overseeing portions of both OnePlus and Oppo, and now he’s merging more teams internally on the promise of better efficiency and faster software updates.

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Oppo Stories May 28, 2021

Oppo Watch sequel could be the second Wear OS watch using the Snapdragon 4100 chip

A surprise highlight of Wear OS in recent years has been the skinned Oppo Watch, one of the few devices to adopt modified software and a square design. Now, that device’s sequel is in the works, and “Oppo Watch 2” may pick up the underused Snapdragon 4100.

Oppo Stories May 10, 2021

Oppo apparently ‘considering’ four years of Android updates as Vivo commits to three

Long-term Android updates have become a competition for most Android manufacturers nowadays with Samsung of all things leading the charge. To keep up, Vivo and Oppo are both expanding their Android update policies.

Oppo Stories March 22, 2021

OnePlus phones globally have long shipped with the company’s OxygenOS, which delivers a stock-like look with lots of customization options and questionable background app practices. In China, though, OnePlus phones have always shipped with a much heavier skin known as HydrogenOS. That may soon change, though, as OnePlus is reportedly switching to use ColorOS from Oppo on its Chinese models.

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Oppo Stories March 16, 2021

If you are to go out and get a smartphone in early 2021, the Oppo Find X3 pro should be a candidate. That’s provided you can stomach the entry price and it’s available in your region.

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Oppo Stories March 14, 2021

Google has updated a support document today, adding references to unreleased devices from seven different Android makers, including the LG Stylo 7 and Samsung A82.

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Oppo Stories March 11, 2021

Oppo isn’t a big deal in the US, but the company’s latest flagship leaves me a little envious of that. After using the Oppo Find X3 Pro for a few days, I’ve been impressed by a well-designed, powerful, and easy-to-use flagship Android phone that has a truly killer camera.

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The covers have now been lifted from the Oppo Find X3 series with three models — X3 Lite, X3 Neo, and X3 Pro — all being showcased during a live-streamed launch event.

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Oppo Stories March 5, 2021

Oppo just became the most popular smartphone brand in China, beating Vivo and Huawei

China is one of the world’s biggest smartphone markets, and it’s also a highly competitive one. This year, for the first time, Oppo has managed to rise to the top of the smartphone market in China.

Oppo Stories March 2, 2021

A new leak has more or less uncovered the Oppo Find X3 Pro in full with press renders and a full specs list in tow.

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Oppo Stories February 3, 2021

The first press renders of the upcoming Oppo Find X3 Pro have now leaked online, giving us a high-resolution look at the upcoming flagship.

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Oppo Stories January 21, 2021

According to a brand-new report, OnePlus and Oppo have merged their respective hardware R&D departments, with Oppo taking charge of the entire recruitment process.

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Oppo Stories December 8, 2020

The Oppo Find X2 Pro has been one of the standout devices in 2020, with a stacked spec sheet that tackled just about any flagship out there. Now thanks to a detailed leak, we have a good idea of what to expect from the upcoming Oppo Find X3 Pro — at least where specs are concerned.

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Oppo Stories November 17, 2020

After first demoing under-display cameras at the very first Oppo Inno Day in 2019, the Chinese firm has now showcased an actual working rollable display concept device at the 2020 event.

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Oppo Stories October 1, 2020

The Oppo Reno 4 Pro 5G and wider Reno 4 series has now officially launched as a step-up over the previous models with 5G being the core addition to the updated handset.

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Oppo Stories September 21, 2020

New Oppo Watch variant could be the first Wear OS smartwatch w/ ECG on board

The Oppo Watch debuted globally in July with Google’s Wear OS powering the show. However, it arrived without a key feature from its Chinese counterpart — ECG support. Now, a new Oppo Watch with ECH is apparently on the way, and it’s possibly the first Wear OS watch to support the feature.

Oppo Stories September 14, 2020

Oppo debuts ColorOS 11 based on Android 11, heading to 28 devices starting today

Google just launched Android 11 on its own Pixel devices last week, and hours later a few OEMs had already kicked off beta and preview programs. Now, Oppo is revealing its new ColorOS 11 skin in full, and it might be one of the first big rollouts we see this year.

Oppo Stories September 8, 2020

Oppo will debut ColorOS 11 based on Android 11 next week, beta released today

Android 11 made its official debut on Pixel smartphones earlier today, and following a couple of other partners, Oppo is also preparing its Android 11 beta releases. Tonight, the company is testing an official reveal for ColorOS 11 on September 14th.

Oppo Stories September 1, 2020

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau will oversee ‘brand synergy’ between OnePlus, Oppo, and Realme

According to a new report from Android Authority, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau is undertaking a new role as an SVP of “OPLUS,” a new investor group over OnePlus, OPPO, and Realme.

Oppo Stories July 31, 2020

Hot on the heels of the OnePlus Nord, BBK teammate Oppo has now officially unveiled the mid-range Reno 4 Pro globally.

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With the Wear OS segment lacking any real innovation thanks to an almost monopoly of Fossil-branded hardware, it’s great to see new players enter the space. Oppo’s first Wear OS device, the Oppo Watch is now officially going global today with a familiar design but an interesting take on the Google wearable OS.

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Oppo Stories July 23, 2020

Oppo’s next smartwatch will adopt Google’s Wear OS, launching July 31st

Oppo released its first smartwatch just earlier this year, but it’s already getting a new version. Debuting next week, an updated Oppo Watch is set to run on Google’s Wear OS platform.

Oppo Stories July 15, 2020

Oppo has just unveiled its insanely fast 125W charging technology that will take future smartphones just 20 minutes to go from 0 to 100% battery.

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Oppo Stories July 13, 2020

Oppo plans on unveiling insane 125W fast charging on July 15

What do you consider fast for fast charging? 25W? 30W? 65W? Oppo has decided that its own super-fast SuperVOOC charging tech is not fast enough and has teased insane 125W smartphone charging speeds.

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