Hot on the heels of Xiaomi's UK launch, rival Chinese brand OPPO has revealed it is coming to the United Kingdom this year. The brand also announced a launch event for January 29th for the British market.
OPPO made the announcement via social media, coinciding with the launch of a new UK Twitter account (@OPPOMobileUK) for the smartphone brand. The tweet said that OPPO "combines cutting edge #Technology, #Innovation and #Creativity into every smartphone, so you can light up the New Year in #Style," as well as a short video showing the London Eye, the famous cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames.
.— OPPO Mobile UK (@OPPOMobileUK) 8 January 2018
The manufacturer didn't announce which devices would be coming to UK shores initially, but the teaser video on Twitter shows a device that looks very similar to the R17 Pro. The OPPO Find X, which launched in Autumn last year, would be another contender. The Find X features a retractable camera and was one of the most innovative smartphone designs of 2018.
We'll keep on eye on things in the build-up to the January 29th event, but it looks like we will have to wait to see what OPPO has in store for the Brits. The UK market is already well-stocked with manufacturers with all the big players already in the region.
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