Oppo Set to Leave Key European Markets: The Aftermath


There is a lot of buzz surrounding Oppo’s alleged decision to leave some of the major European markets. According to sources, the company is reportedly planning to withdraw from France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK, leaving many consumers and tech enthusiasts in shock. The reports first surfaced on the Chinese news portal 36 Krypton, which stated that Oppo was preparing to exit the UK and German markets.

The news was later confirmed by well-known industry insiders Max Jambor and SnoopyTech, who took to Twitter to confirm the original report that Oppo and OnePlus would be pulling out of Europe, starting with key markets. You can check out the tweets below.

While it was initially speculated that OnePlus, a sister company of Oppo, would also be withdrawing from the European markets, the company has since released an official statement to various media outlets, denying these rumors. This leaves many wondering about the future of Oppo in these regions, as the company has not yet released any official statements regarding its plans.

The sudden departure of Oppo from these markets would be a significant blow for European consumers who have come to rely on the company’s innovative and high-quality products. It also raises questions about the reasons behind the company’s decision, with some speculating that it may be related to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage, while others suggest that it may be due to increased competition in these markets.

Furthermore, the legal battles between Nokia and Oppo seem to have escalated as Nokia filed additional patent infringement lawsuits against Oppo in several countries including the UK, France, and the Netherlands in the later part of 2021. As a result, Oppo’s withdrawal from these markets could be seen as a preemptive measure to avoid further legal trouble and potential losses.

It is worth noting that Oppo is not the only smartphone manufacturer to face patent infringement cases from Nokia. In recent years, Nokia has been actively pursuing legal action against several other companies, including Apple, Samsung, and Lenovo. However, the outcome of these cases has varied and it remains to be seen how Oppo’s legal battles with Nokia will play out in the long run.

The reported departure of Oppo from several key European markets also raises questions about the future of the company’s global expansion plans. Oppo has been aggressively expanding its presence in several markets outside of China, including Europe, India, and Southeast Asia. The withdrawal from the European markets may force Oppo to reassess its global strategy and focus on other regions to drive growth.

As we mentioned above, this sudden exit is also expected to be a significant blow to Oppo’s efforts to expand its presence in the European market, which it had been actively trying to do over the past few years. Only time will tell what the future holds for Oppo in Europe, and consumers will undoubtedly be eagerly watching for any updates from the company regarding its plans for these regions.

It is interesting to note that Oppo had recently launched the Find N2 Flip in Europe, despite reports of its alleged departure from key European markets. However, it is worth noting that the company did not provide any details about a global launch for the recently launched Find X6 series, which deviates from its usual pattern for the Find series. It remains to be seen how Oppo’s departure from certain European markets will impact the availability of its devices in the region.

On the other hand, OnePlus has recently launched its latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 11, and is also preparing for the release of the OnePlus Pad, which has been confirmed for a launch in Europe. While OnePlus has denied reports of exiting the European market, it is unclear if the situation with Oppo will have any impact on OnePlus’ operations in the region.

Source: 36kr, Max Jambor, Snoopy Tech

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