Oppo reportedly pulls out of key European markets
In a rather sudden turn of events, Oppo is allegedly exiting several key European markets including the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and France. The news broke out on Chinese portal 36 Krypton which shared the details on Oppo’s imminent departure from the UK and Germany, followed by tweets from industry insiders SnoopyTech and Max Jambor who also claimed that OnePlus would also join its parent company out of the aforementioned markets. OnePlus has since issued an official statement where it denies reports of it exiting the European markets. Oppo has not made any official comments yet.
The reasoning behind Oppo’s alleged departure from key European markets most likely dates back to a series of patent infringement cases with Nokia after key patent agreements between the two companies expired in 2021. Nokia filed multiple lawsuits against Oppo back in July, 2021 and won cases in two German courts which led to a ban on Oppo and OnePlus phone sales in Germany.
Following its legal success in Germany, Nokia sued Oppo for patent infringement in Finland, Sweden, the UK, and the Netherlands and has also filed lawsuits across other European and Asian countries. It remains to be seen what the future holds for Oppo and fellow BBK-group companies in Europe.
- S Yu
- 18 Apr 2023
I believe you're severely confused on what ODM and OEM are, hence your comment. Gucci is a brand struggling for an identity, and has been for quite some time now. The brand is in no way leading the fashion industry and nobody's betting...
- 17 Apr 2023
Disagreed. The Galaxy S4 was the closest to being a Samsung original. Even Samsung's older flip phones were mostly made by Arima or Compal, which were also the ODM partners of Motorola, LG, Sanyo, Sharp and Sony Ericsson, hence the similar des...
- S Yu
- 16 Apr 2023
>Apple has a reputation for being the Gucci in the world of technology. Apple feels insulted. >Samsung never designed or manufactured their own phones Samsung designs all its flagships. Every model Galaxy S or above is a Samsung origin...