OPPO, one of China's leading smartphone makers, plans to wind down operations in Germany
According to Counterpoint Research, shipmentsof smartphones in Europe in 2022 decreased by 17%, which was the worst year for the industry since 2012. This trend was especially noticeable in the fourth quarter, when OPPO's shipments fell 39% year-on-year. OPPO is also facing a difficult problem of patent litigation in Europe. Nokia has sued OPPO for patent infringement in Finland, Germany, Sweden, the UK, the Netherlands and other countries after the company entered the European market.