Oppo's Confirmed it Will be Officially Bringing its Smartphones to the UK

By Tom Pritchard on at

Oppo is one of those Chinese smartphone companies you hear a lot about, especially now it's developed a bezel-less phone with a pop up camera, but its devices aren't that easily available here. OnePlus is technically part of Oppo, but it doesn't count for reasons. Now the company has confirmed that it will be officially bringing its phones to the UK, so anyone wanting to buy one won't need to grab an imported model from a third party.

Oppo confirmed the news to TechRadar after documents appeared online suggesting the company had registered 40 different mobile devices with the UK's Intellectual Property Office. But, while a UK rollout is planned, Oppo wouldn't confirm any other information - including dates. But considering Oppo, like other Chinese phone companies, tend to develop cheap phones with more high-end specs this can only be a good thing for consumers.

Oppo is still a fairly new player in the European market, having recently announced its intention to expand into the continent during the Find X's launch in Paris, so it's good to hear that it won't be ignoring the UK in favour of the countries on the continent. Whether the Find X will arrive here is another thing entirely, though I imagine there's a reasonable market for a phone that offers a full-screen experience without notching away part of the screen. Plus it has three pop-up cameras, Who doesn't love pop-up cameras?

TechRadar notes that it wasn't mentioned in the list of 40 phones Oppo registered, so we're going to have to wait and see what happens. We'll let you know as soon as we know for sure. [TechRadar]