BBK Electronics

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BBK Electronic Corporation
Private[1]
Industry Consumer electronics
Founded 1995; 23 years ago (1995)
Founder Duan Yongping
Headquarters Dongguan, Guangdong, China
Subsidiaries Oppo, OnePlus, Realme, Vivo
Website gdbbk.com
Footnotes / references
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BBK Electronics Corporation (Chinese: 广东步步高电子工业有限公司) is a Chinese multinational firm specializing in electronics such as television sets, MP3 players, digital cameras and cell phones. It markets smartphones under the OPPO,[4] OnePlus,[5] Realme[6], and Vivo[7] brands, and Blu-ray players, headphones and headphone amplifiers under the OPPO Digital division.[8][9] BBK Electronics' headquarters and production base are located in Chang'an, Dongguan.[10] The latest member of the BBK Electronics group is "imoo".[11][12]

The corporate address is 23 Bubugao Avenue, Wusha Village, Chang'an Dist, Dongguan, 523860 China.[13] It is the highest taxpayer in Chang'an.[14]

As of 2004, BBK also made devices sold in the United States under the Memorex and Philco brands.[15]

In Q1 2017, BBK Electronics shipped 56.7 million smartphones, surpassing both Huawei and Apple to become the 2nd largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, just behind Samsung.[16]

In September 2017, BBK topped Samsung to become the largest smartphone seller in India.[17]

References

  1. ^ "Profile". Bloomberg. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  2. ^ Kelly Yamanouchi (August 6, 2007). "Chinese invest in Frontier". The Denver Post. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
  3. ^ "Toshiba cries foul over threat by Chinese DVD players". Taipei Times. May 10, 2002. p. 19. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
  4. ^ "Introduction to BBK (Oppo) Company". The People's Government of Chang’an Town. 18 June 2012. Archived from the original on 23 April 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  5. ^ F., Alan (26 Apr 2014). "Is OnePlus a wholly owned subsidiary of Oppo? Chinese document suggests that the answer is yes". phonearena.com.
  6. ^ Artashyan, Argam (2018-07-30). "Realme Seperates [sic] From OPPO: Another OnePlus?". Gizchina.com. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  7. ^ "SENHENG IS NOW OFFERING THE PERFECT SELFIE NATIONWIDE | Vivo Malaysia". vivo.com. PRNewswire. August 10, 2017. Retrieved 2018-09-24. vivo was founded in 2009 as a sub-brand of BBK Electronics.
  8. ^ Colin, David (July 7, 2005). "A Winning Digital DVD Player". Projector Central. So who is Oppo? They certainly are not a household name and with good reason as Oppo is a newly created North American branch of BBK Electronics of China, a giant in the manufacture of consumer electronics, employing 12,000 people worldwide. So while Oppo is a new name, the company and the technology behind it are quite substantial.
  9. ^ Beamish, David. "Review: OPPO Digital DV-971H (US - DVD)". dvdactive. OPPO Digital are based in Mountain View, CA and are the US arm of BBK Electronics who are a huge Chinese market leader and who have been a private label OEM for companies such as Denon, NEC and BOSE. Manufacturing all sorts of electronics gear, BBK Electronics is a market leader in China and looking to expand globally hence the creation of their North American arm – OPPO Digital.
  10. ^ "INTRODUCTION TO BBK (OPPO) COMPANY". The People's Government of Chang’an Town. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  11. ^ The owners of Vivo, Oppo and OnePlus start a new brand
  12. ^ imoo - a new brand for mobile phones emerges in China
  13. ^ "Profile". Bloomberg. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  14. ^ "INTRODUCTION TO BBK (OPPO) COMPANY". The People's Government of Chang’an Town. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2014. BBK (OPPO) is a leading enterprise in Chinese electronic information industry with headquarters and production base set in Chang’an Town. It is the highest taxpayer of Chang’an.
  15. ^ Keith Bradsher (March 2, 2004). "Like Japan in the 1980s, China Poses Big Economic Challenge". The New York Times.
  16. ^ "BBK is second largest smartphone manufacturer". Electronics Weekly. 26 May 2017.
  17. ^ "Samsung loses title of India's No.1 smartphone seller to Chinese vendor | Ultra News". Ultra News. 24 August 2017.

External links

  • BBK Electronics (in Chinese)
  • History of BBK Electronics by Phone Radar
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