The news hit the presses yesterday claiming that Oppo and sibling phone maker OnePlus would suddenly and unexpectedly be pulling out of European markets.
This was all a little too sudden. OnePlus recently launched the OnePlus 11which is in contention for the best phone of 2023.
Oppo not only showcased its newest flagship line – the Oppo Find X6 series – but broke into the international foldable market with the one of the best foldables around a little over a month ago. Both brands were the stars of the MWC trade show.
But in his post, shared on the morning of March 27, Max Jambor claimed both brands were bowing out of Europe; starting with key markets including Germany, the UK, France and the Netherlands. Soon after, he followed it up with another post claiming an official statement would follow.
OnePlus has been on the blower, denying the rumour. It said:
"OnePlus will not exit from Europe and the UK and maintains stable operations in local markets. OnePlus will continue to invest in Europe and provide more innovative product and solutions for its users."
Oppo said: "Oppo and OnePlus are committed to all the existing European markets. We had a great start in 2023 with the successful launches of several European products and have a line-up of upcoming products for the rest of the year. As always, Oppo and OnePlus will continue to provide more innovative products and the best-in-class service for users moving forward."