Oppo could completely withdraw from the European market. Several rumors claim that the subsidiary of the BBK group has already made its decision. It could also lead to the withdrawal of OnePlus and disrupt the smartphone market here.
Nokia forced Oppo to stop selling smartphones in Germany for patent infringement Oppo announced the abandonment of its German subsidiary This could mean a European-wide withdrawal OnePlus has denied abandoning its European activities
Oppo could soon stop selling its smartphones in Europe
Oppo and OnePlus made the news in the tech world yesterday. Unfortunately, it was not the Oppo Find X6 Pro but a supposed complete withdrawal of the company from the German and European markets.
The information was published by the Chinese site 36Kr, which claimed that Oppo was going to withdraw from European markets. These include Finland, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Germany and France.
Oppo is part of the BBK Electronics group which also includes the Realme and OnePlus brands. Vivo was also part of the group, but has been independent for several years, although unfortunately many people claim otherwise.
We have received written confirmation of this fact. Realme, as a subsidiary of BBK Group and Oppo, has confirmed in writing to NextPit that there will be no restrictions in its activities in Europe. However, the release schedule, including the presentation of the Realme GT 3 (test) remains unresolved.
OnePlus could suffer the same fate as Oppo
The situation remains unclear for OnePlus, the company once founded by Carl Pei (now at Nothing) and Pete Lau. Indeed, Oppo and OnePlus share many common points such as the partnership with the camera manufacturer Hasselblad.
Both brands recently withdrew their entire catalog of smartphones from the German market due to the patent infringement lawsuit won by Nokia in Germany.
However, The Verge and XDA-Developer Editor-in-Chief Adam Conway have received an official statement from OnePlus Global PR Manager James Paterson denying this claim. An addition was made later, excluding a withdrawal of OnePlus only for the United Kingdom. The rest of Europe could therefore still be affected.
Finally, the only reliable statement to date is that of the German subsidiary of Oppo, which confirmed the cessation of activity in Germany at the end of June 2023. We could hear between the lines that a small operational team was planned for Europe. Oppo will therefore also significantly reduce its marketing in the rest of Europe.
What do you think of the current situation? Did you use Oppo’s smartphones or did the removal of the brand leave you indifferent?