Unconfirmed reports from Poland yesterday said that vivo’s local arm would be pulling out of the country. Now GSMOnline.pl has received the following statement from vivo (machine translated):
Ongoing market analysis and selection of suitable Business strategies negotiated with local representatives are critical to the vivo brand. We regret to inform you that the authorized dealer of the brand in Poland has decided to cease operations. Nevertheless, our customers can still rely on vivo’s powerful products, comprehensive customer support and continuous software updates.
Other local publications such as Telepolis.pl have also received the same statement.
For now, vivo.com/pl is still up and the retailer continues to sell their phones. It’s unclear how long this will last, which could mean that new vivo models won’t launch in Poland.
By the way, Oppo sent a pre-emptive statement to GSMOnline.pl basically saying “We’re not going anywhere”. The company even teased the Reno 10 series that will launch in July. Here is the statement (machine translated):
We vehemently deny the rumors about leaving Poland. This country is a very important market for us and we are already planning to launch by the end of this year. In July, we will launch the Reno 10 series, and in the next few months, we will launch IoT devices, including the new OPPO Air3 Pro earphones, and we will expand the ecology system combination.
vivo, like Oppo, shut down its German website not long ago. Vivo’s Dutch branch is also offline, but Oppo is still going. Despite reports of looming problems, the French websites of both brands are still up and running.