BBK Electronics: All you wanted to know

BBK Electronics Corporation is a Chinese company specialized on electronics, including smartphones under three popular brands. Find out which ones.

You may not know it, but three forward-looking smartphone brands (and a more recent one) in the market are owned by a company called BBK. BBK Electronics Corporation is a Chinese company specialized in electronics such as television sets, mp3 players, digital cameras and smartphones. It markets smartphones under three distinct brands that you may be already familiar with.

BBK Electronics Brief History

The company was founded in 1995 and has its headquarters in China. The company produces a wide range of consumer electronics, but did not start manufacturing smartphones until 2008 when the first OPPO phones hit the market.

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BBK’s smartphone brands are quite popular and you have most likely heard of them. See the list below.

Smartphone Brands Owned By BBK Electronics

  1. OPPO: OPPO was founded in 2004, and BBK’s largest mobile brand. At at 2018, it is one of the world’s largest smartphone brands.
  2. Vivo: Vivo was founded in 2009. It is also in the list of the top 10 smartphone brands in the world.
  3. OnePlus: OnePlus was founded in 2013. Outside of China, it is the most popular BBK brand online.
  4. Imoo: Imoo is new and a still a small brand. It was started in 2016.

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Similar To The Car Industry

Interesting bit of news; right? This is similar to the situation in the automobile industry in which just a handful of corporations own the lot of car brands that you know. If you are interested, have a look at this breakdown of which corporations own the different car brands.

Will we see this sort of consolidation grow and develop more in the smartphone industry over time? Will we see more corporations own multiple smartphone brands? Only time will tell.

Vivo parent company

In the meantime, you now know that the parent company of OPPO, OnePlus, and Vivo is a corporation called BBK Electronics. Yes; BBK owns those brands.

OPPO, Vivo and OnePlus Availability

OnePlus parent company

OPPO, Vivo and OnePlus have been huge successes in their home country, China and others in the Asian region. These include: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Philippines . You won’t find many of their phones elsewhere. BBK brands are doing extremely well in India.

However, OnePlus, has become popular around the world because for years it offered flagship specs at mid-range prices and is available for purchase online. This has made it a darling of smartphone lovers around the world.

For a brand that is relatively unknown, BBK Electronics is a force to be reckoned with in the smartphone world. With two top brands under its umbrella, it is one of the world’s largest smartphone group, if not the largest.

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