Wiko

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Wiko
Headquarters
Marseille, France
Area served
France
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Belgium
Greece
Spain
Portugal
Malaysia
Indonesia
Thailand
Key people
Laurent Dahan
ParentTinno Mobile
Websitehttps://fr.wikomobile.com/

Wiko (/ˈwɪk/) is a French subsidiary set up by its Chinese parent company Tinno Mobile to sell their China-manufactured smartphones.[1]

History[edit]

Wiko was established in February 2011 by French businessman Laurent Dahan.[1] Its head office, design and marketing teams are based in Marseille.[1]

Wiko shipped 2.6 million devices overall in 2013, mostly dual-SIM Android smartphones.[1] That year, it sold 1.7 million smartphones in France,[2] i.e. seven percent of the French market,[1][3] and it was the country's second largest selling smartphone firm after Samsung.[4]

In 2014, Wiko entered the British market.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Daniel Thomas, Telecoms Correspondent (June 16, 2014). "Smartphone maker Wiko challenges big players". Financial Times. Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  2. ^ Vive La Tech (August 7, 2014). "Wiko: Meet the Chinese smartphone maker with a French twist that's set to conquer Europe". ZDNet. Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  3. ^ "Mobile phones: The rise of the cheap smartphone". The Economist. April 5, 2015. Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Wiko gears up to challenge big players". Gulfnews.com. Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  5. ^ Ben Spencer For The Daily Mail (April 4, 2014). "Budget phone maker to launch super-cheap mobiles starting from £60 in the UK". Daily Mail. Retrieved November 27, 2014.