BBK Electronics

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BBK Electronics
Native name
广东步步高电子工业有限公司
Guangdong Bubugao Electronics Industry Co., Ltd.
TypePrivate[1]
IndustryConsumer electronics
FoundedSeptember 18, 1995; 26 years ago (1995-09-18)
FounderDuan Yongping
Headquarters,
China
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsSmartphones
Powerbanks
Smart TVs
Hi-fi
Home theatre
Audiovisual
Brands
Websitewww.eebbk.com
Footnotes / references
[2][3]
BBK Electronics
Simplified Chinese广东步步高电子工业有限公司
Traditional Chinese廣東步步高電子工業有限公司
Literal meaningGuangdong Bu Bu Gao Electronics Industrial Corporation Ltd.[a]

BBK Electronics Corporation is a private Chinese multinational conglomerate. The company in electronics such as television sets, MP3 players, digital cameras and smartphones. It is one of the world's largest smartphone manufacturers.

History[edit]

Guangdong BBK Electronics Corporation was established on September 18, 1995, in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China .

BBK Electronics Corporation markets smartphones under the Oppo,[4] Vivo,[5][6] OnePlus,[7] Realme[8] and iQOO[9] (a former sub-brand of Vivo)[10] brands. It also markets Blu-ray players, headphones, headphone amplifiers and smartwatches under Oppo Digital brand.[11][12] In March 2019, BBK Electronics announced iQOO as its newest member and is also a performance sub-brand.[13]

BBK Electronics' headquarters and production base are located in Chang'an, Dongguan.[14] It is the biggest taxpayer in Chang'an.[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]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bu Bu Gao (步步高) is a Chinese word that means "rising step by step", or "reaching a higher level with each step".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". Bloomberg. Archived from the original on 21 September 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  2. ^ Kelly Yamanouchi (6 August 2007). "Chinese invest in Frontier". The Denver Post. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2008.
  3. ^ "Toshiba cries foul over threat by Chinese DVD players". Taipei Times. 10 May 2002. p. 19. Archived from the original on 17 December 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2008.
  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. ^ "SENHENG IS NOW OFFERING THE PERFECT SELFIE NATIONWIDE | Vivo Malaysia". vivo.com. PRNewswire. 10 August 2017. Archived from the original on 4 January 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018. vivo was founded in 2009 as a sub-brand of BBK Electronics.
  6. ^ "The OnePlus 6 is more than just a rebranded Oppo". 15 June 2015. Archived from the original on 22 December 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  7. ^ Wong, Shine (26 April 2014). "Picture proving Oneplus is wholly-owned sub-brand of OPPO". Gizmochina. Archived from the original on 27 June 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  8. ^ "How China's Realme sold 50 million phones in just over 2 years". TechCrunch. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Taking on Xiaomi's POCO, BBK Group launches iQOO brand in India". The News Minute. 24 January 2020. Archived from the original on 5 March 2021. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Vivo's sub brand, iQOO set to enter India with 5G smartphone". The Economic Times. 23 January 2020. Archived from the original on 14 May 2021.
  11. ^ Colin, David (7 July 2005). "A Winning Digital DVD Player". Projector Central. Archived from the original on 30 March 2019. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 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.
  12. ^ Beamish, David. "Review: OPPO Digital DV-971H (US - DVD)". dvdactive. Archived from the original on 4 July 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 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.
  13. ^ "imoo - a new brand for mobile phones emerges in China". Archived from the original on 27 September 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  14. ^ "INTRODUCTION TO BBK (OPPO) COMPANY". The People's Government of Chang’an Town. 18 June 2012. Archived from the original on 26 May 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  15. ^ "INTRODUCTION TO BBK (OPPO) COMPANY". The People's Government of Chang’an Town. 18 June 2012. Archived from the original on 26 May 2016. 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.
  16. ^ "BBK is second largest smartphone manufacturer". Electronics Weekly. 26 May 2017. Archived from the original on 7 September 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.

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