Oppo production lines should have already opened, but recently several more workers were diagnosed with coronavirus
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, many companies face serious challenges. The list included the Chinese BBK holding, which owns the brands’ Oppo, Realme, OnePlus, and Vivo. These companies cannot satisfy the demand in the Indian market, which is the second largest after China.
Coronavirus hit Oppo, Realme, OnePlus and Vivo hard
Oppo is a contract manufacturer of OnePlus and Realme smartphones for India. All devices sold by these two brands in the country are manufactured by Oppo, which is currently closed. Oppo production lines should have already opened, but recently several more workers were diagnosed with coronavirus, so the government decided to close the plant.
Because of this, the OnePlus 8 smartphone went on sale in extremely limited quantities, and the OnePlus 8 Pro version is still not officially available in the country. Residents of India have recently preferred low-cost smartphones by Realme, however, due to a halt in production, new smartphones by this company have not yet appeared on the market. Holding BBK cannot meet demand and is losing serious profits.
According to the president of the All-India Association of Mobile Retailers, other manufacturers were faced with a similar situation, that is, the coronavirus pandemic had a very strong impact on the industry.
He also said that approximately 20% of smartphone manufacturers will not be able to continue working without state support.