Oppo (stylized in Letter case) is a Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer headquartered in Dongguan, Guangdong. Its major product lines include smartphones, smart devices, audio devices, power banks, and other electronic products.

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
IndustryConsumer electronics
Founded10 October 2004; 18 years ago (2004-10-10)
FounderTony Chen (陈明永)
Area served
Key people
Tony Chen (CEO)
Number of employees
ParentBBK Electronics
Simplified ChineseOppo广东移动通信有限公司
Traditional Chinese廣東歐珀移動通信有限公司
Literal meaningGuangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.

It is overseen by BBK Electronics[1]

History Edit

The brand name "Oppo" was registered in China in 2001 and launched in 2004.[2] Since then, the company has expanded to 50 countries.[2]

In June 2016, Oppo became the largest smartphone manufacturer in China,[3] selling its phones at more than 200,000 retail outlets.[4] Oppo was the top smartphone brand in China in 2019 and was ranked No. 5, in market share, worldwide.[5]

Branding Edit

Oppo logo used until March 2019
Ollie, official mascot of Oppo

The South Korean boy band 2PM prepared a song known as "Follow Your Soul" in a promotional deal with Oppo for launching its brand in Thailand in 2010.[6] In June 2015, the company signed an agreement with FC Barcelona to become a sponsor of the Spanish football club.[7][8][9]

In 2016, the Philippine Basketball Association tied up with this company as its official smartphone partner, starting at the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup.

Oppo hires celebrity endorsers in Vietnam. Sơn Tùng M-TP endorsed three smartphone units: Neo 5, Neo 7, and F1s. Oppo made a sponsorship to one of Vietnam's top-rated reality shows, The Face Vietnam.[10][11][12][13]

In 2017, Oppo won the bid to sponsor the India national cricket team, which allowed their logo to be used on the team's kits from 2017 to 2019.[14]

In 2019, Oppo became a sponsoring partner of the French Open tennis tournament held in Roland-Garros, Paris. The same year, they also became a sponsoring partner of Wimbledon Championships for 5 years as the first official smartphone partner.[15][3]

Starting with the 2019 World Championship, Oppo is the exclusive global smartphone partner for League of Legends esports through 2024, Oppo will have year-round activations centered around the sport’s three annual global tournaments: the Mid-Season Invitational, the All-Star Event, and the World Championship.[16]

Products Edit

Smartphones Edit

Headphones and amplifiers Edit

Released in 2015, the HA-2, was a portable version of the HA-1 amp/DAC, which featured a battery pack option and a stitched leather casing. The phone played music in real-time to the HA-2 (via the included Android micro USB cable or iOS lightning cable, or USB cable if from PC). It also can be charged using an included "rapid charger" charging kit. The battery pack feature can only be used simultaneously while the HA-2 is used to play music if the playing (source) device is an Apple iOS device. In October 2016, an updated version was released with a new DAC chip and now named HA-2SE. Otherwise, it was the same as the HA-2.[citation needed]

Smartwatches Edit

Oppo launched its first smartwatch, the OPPO Watch, on 6 March 2020 in the Chinese domestic market.[17]

Research and development Edit


Dash Charge for OnePlus 5

VOOC (Voltage Open Loop Multi-step Constant-Current Charging) is a proprietary fast charging method unveiled in 2014 by Oppo. It is unique among fast charging methods in that both the cable and charger needed to utilize its potential are proprietary. It is primarily employed in brands of mobile products under the umbrella of its parent company BBK Electronics.[1][18][19] As of February 2023, VOOC implementation is exclusive to brands closely associated with Oppo.[1] Some Oppo devices support USB-PD chargers, however USB-PD devices can not fast charge from VOOC chargers.[20]

VOOC is implemented in other brands under BBK Electronics umbrella. Although marketed under different names, the only difference is the name. For example, OnePlus calls it Warp [21][22] The interchangeability is not endorsed by the respective brands and cross operability may be voided anytime in the future.[1]

As of 2022, VOOC / SuperVOOC comes in a few variations:

  • VOOC 2.0 (2015), same as the first version that was introduced in 2014, which operates at 5V/4A.
  • SuperVOOC (2016), a successor of VOOC 2.0 with 10 V/5 A (50W). It charges a two-cell battery in series.[23] It is based on "low voltage pulse" charging that works in conjunction with a customized battery.[24]
  • VOOC 3.0 (2019), Advertised as 23.8% faster than VOOC 2.0.[25] 5V/6A, also marketed as Warp Charge 30.[1]
  • VOOC 4.0 (2019 Sep), a successor of VOOC 3.0, which operates at 5 V/6 A (30W).[26] It can charge the phone up to 67% in 30 minutes.
  • SuperVOOC 2.0 (2020), 10V/6.5A. Alternate name: Warp Charge 65.[1]
  • 240W version of SuperVOOC (2022). 20V/12A. Announced at 2022 Mobile World Congress.[27] It is advertised as being able to charge 4,500mAh battery in 9 minutes.[28] It is implemented by Realme GT Neo5, which requires the use of bundled proprietary charger and proprietary USB-C cable to utilize the advertised charging rate. The power is delivered through the cable at 20V and converted to 10V inside the handset.[29]

Controversies Edit

Germany Edit

In 2022, Finnish telecommunications equipment supplier Nokia filed a lawsuit accusing Oppo of using its technology patents without paying a license fee. In August, a German court halted sales of Oppo smartphones.[30]

India Edit

Oppo has also faced challenges in India, a market it expanded into in 2014. In July 2022, the Indian government announced a fine of 43.8 billion rupees ($550 million at the time) against Oppo's local subsidiary for tax evasion.[30]

See also Edit

  • Oppo Digital, sharing the brand name with Oppo, is an independently operated division of BBK Electronics that designs and markets audio and video equipment.
  • Realme

Notes Edit

References Edit

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  3. ^ a b "TECHNOXMART | OPPO Becomes the Leading Smartphone Brand in China in June 2016". www.technoxmart.com. Archived from the original on 28 July 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  4. ^ Upstarts on top / How OPPO and Vivo are beating Apple, Xiaomi and the gang. Economist, 4–10 February 2017, page 56.
  5. ^ "Q2 smartphones: Samsung grows, Huawei slows and Apple flows". telecoms.com. Archived from the original on 1 August 2019. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  6. ^ Hotmaster121 (25 May 2019). "[M/V] TECHNOXMART". Retrieved 25 May 2019 – via Web Url.
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  10. ^ Galaxy, F. T. T. (27 February 2021). "OPPO". FTT World. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  11. ^ "Why Sơn Tùng M-TP is called the 'Prince of V-pop'". South China Morning Post. 12 July 2021. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  12. ^ Động, Công ty Cổ phần Thế Giới Di. "Thành công của OPPO Việt Nam không thể không nhắc đến Sơn Tùng M-TP". Thegioididong.com (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  13. ^ "OPPO Reno6 5G and Reno6 Z 5G revealed with Son Tung MTP". Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  14. ^ Pinto, Viveat Susan (8 March 2017). "Oppo wins sponsorship rights for Team India in record bid". Business Standard India. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  15. ^ "Oppo signs up as first Asian sponsor of Wimbledon Championships". The Drum. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  16. ^ "Oppo joins LOL esports as new global partner". League of Legends. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  17. ^ "OPPO Watch深度评测:最美安卓手表居然如此面面俱到". smzdm.com (in Chinese). 26 March 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  18. ^ Peter. "Oppo will license its VOOC charging technology to third-party makers". GSMArena.com. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  19. ^ Tushar, Mehta (20 April 2022). "Fast charging the OnePlus 10 Pro: SuperVOOC vs. USB-C PD". Digital Trends. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  20. ^ Peter. "Oppo will stop including chargers with some devices starting next year". GSMArena.com. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  21. ^ "All you need to know about OnePlus' 30W Warp Charge standard". Android Central. 24 May 2019. Archived from the original on 2 June 2019. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  22. ^ "Dash Charge for OnePlus 3 explained". Android Central. Archived from the original on 12 April 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  23. ^ Byford, Sam (10 October 2018). "Oppo has the fastest fast charging we've ever seen". The Verge. Archived from the original on 2 June 2019. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  24. ^ "[POWAAAAH] OPPO's Super VOOC Can Fully Charge A 2500mAh Battery In 15 Minutes". Android Police. 23 February 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  25. ^ John, Jed (22 March 2019). "OPPO Reno comes with VOOC 3.0 which improves fast charging speed by 23.8%". Gizmochina. Archived from the original on 1 June 2019. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  26. ^ Minsheng securities (31 August 2020). "快充新"赛道",行业势不可挡" (PDF) (in Chinese). Retrieved 24 August 2022.
  27. ^ "OPPO announces 240W charging: Get a 100% charge in under 10 minutes (Updated)". Android Authority. 1 March 2022. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  28. ^ Friedman, Alan (5 January 2023). "Upcoming Realme phone could fully charge from 0% to 100% in just 9 minutes". Phone Arena. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  29. ^ "Realme's GT Neo5 phone can go from zero to 20 percent charge in 80 seconds". Engadget. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  30. ^ a b Kawakami, Takashi (8 October 2022). "China's Oppo plots next step after smartphone sales ban in Germany". Nikkei Asia. Retrieved 17 July 2023.

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