Oppo not planning to launch Find 5 in Europe?

When Oppo launched the Find 5 earlier this month, many of us were under the impression they were doing so internationally, but new reports are suggesting otherwise.

Oppo caused quite a stir with the Find 5 Android smartphone. It was one of the first phones to arrive with a 1080 5-inch display, it packs a very powerful Qualcomm S4 Pro CPU, and is one of the first phones to get Sony’s new Exmor Pro image sensor which can record at 120FPS!

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Reports are now claiming that Oppo aren’t planning to launch the Find 5 in Europe and suggest that the reason behind the move is due to the huge demand and the unlikelihood of the company being able to meet those expectations.

Our sources at Oppo say the availability issue is not true, but are keeping tight-lipped on whether or not a European launch is on the cards.

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  1. KU DE TA
    December 20, 2012

    “..the reason behind the move is due to the huge demand and the unlikelihood of the company being able to meet those expectations.”
    Bullshit! Why does Oppo think that U.S. demand is less than European need?!

    • December 20, 2012

      Our Oppo source says that the demand isn’t an issue, but still hasn’t confirmed or denied the rumour about the EU launch.

  2. HansSchmitt
    December 20, 2012

    idk, maybe it is kind of hard to get into the European market. They will also have to deal with things like 24 month warranty and lawsuits from competitors.

    I’m not sure if Chinese manufacturers pay for all the patents that Apple, Samsung etc. hold. Correct me if I am wrong!

    • December 20, 2012

      I think Oppo have deep enough pockets to enter Europe. Not sure what their reason for staying out would be (if this rumour is in fact true)

  3. njren
    December 20, 2012

    Oppo is already in Europe; their office is in Norwich in the UK. They probably don’t want to deal with the headaches of warranties, distribution and especially firmware localization across multiple country boundaries. Since they have a customized Android UI just like Meizu, everything gets more complicated. Like with Meizu, the Find 5 will probably end up in the hands of users all over Europe, but once you go “official” it’s a whole different set of expectations.

  4. Xiaolu
    December 20, 2012

    Mmm… they should go talk w/ Google and try get a “Nexus” certification for their product: imagine the “Oppo Nexus 5”, just add up to 64GB memo. and pure Google experience (unlocked BL, vanilla Android 4.2)…

    Shut up and take my money!

    • December 21, 2012


  5. Fel
    December 22, 2012

    they do nice prods and quality is en par with others (certainly better than LG…hear that GOOGLE)… their UI is ok. still better than flyme since i ve yet to meet a happy m9 user… if it wasnt for the 5′ i would buy a find5 as soon as the shops in Beijing stock them. but my small hand is my decider… i ll stick with the 4,x mass