Digitizer / Touch Only
Background and Identification
Wiko is a French subsidiary owned by Tinno Mobile, its Chinese parent company. Wiko sells Tinno Mobile’s smartphones manufactured in China. Tinno Mobile owns 95 percent of Wiko and is responsible for most Wiko device design and production. Tinno Mobile is based in Shenzhen and was founded in 2005. Wiko is headquartered in Marseille, France, and was founded in 2011. Wiko serves more than 30 countries, including France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Although Wiko smartphones are popular in France and throughout Europe, Wiko phones are manufactured in China.
Wiko’s first smartphone, the Wiko Highway, was released in February 2014. Wiko specializes in dual-SIM Android smartphones. Wiko USA launched in 2009 and partnered with Boost Mobile to release the Wiko Ride, Wiko’s first smartphone available in the United States.
In 2013, Wiko manufactured and sold 2.6 million devices, most of which were dual-SIM Android smartphones. Out of those 2.6 million devices, 1.7 million were smartphones sold in France. In 2013, Wiko held seven percent of the French smartphone market and was France’s second-top selling smartphone company, only after Samsung.
Wiko smartphones can be identified by the company’s logo, which depicts the name “Wiko” in a stylized font. The Wiko logo usually appears in the center of the back cover of Wiko smartphones.