Oppo invest Rs. 100 crores to start its own manufacturing unit in India by August this year: On Thursday Chinese mobile handset firm Oppo announced that to start its own manufacturing unit in India it will invest Rs. 100 crores by August this year. Oppo has already started mobile phone production in India at the electronic manufacturing services firm Foxconn’s plant. Oppo announced earlier this week that its smartphone sales hit a 50 million mark in 2015. Inspite of its limited supply outside china it has earned 15 million collectively from the Oppo’s R7 series, which includes R7, R7S and R7 plus. The main focus of the company for now is mobile photography and around this strategy it has launched F1 & F1 Plus, both the smartphones features the best-in-class camera sensors to capture true-to-life images. Below are the individual specifications of both the phones.
The Oppo F1 is best known for its selfie camera and is priced at Rs. 15,990. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop based on ColorOS 2.1. It has a HD display of 5-inch and is protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 coating. The phone is powered by four-core at 1.7GHz and four cores at 1.2GHz, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 SoC, Adreno 405 GPU & Supports a RAM of 3 GB. The best part of the phone is its camera, with rear camera of 13 megapixel (single LED flash & f/2.2 aperture) and front camera of 8 megapixel with wider f/2.0 aperture. The front camera further has software features like Beautify 3.0 & 8 live colour filters.
The Oppo F1 plus features a more sophisticated front camera and is priced at Rs. 26,990 will be available in India from April. It comes with a HD display of 5.5-inch and is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 616 processor. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop along with Color OS 2.1. It has a RAM of 4GB with 32GB internal storage and expandable via MicroSD card. The rear camera of the phone is 13-megapixel with phase-detection auto-focus along with LED flash. Some more camera features are Geo-tagging, face detection, HDR, touch focus and panorama. The secondary camera is of 8 megapixel with f/2.0 aperture.
On Thursday in New Delhi, at the launch of the selfie phone F1 and F1 Plus, Oppo Global VP and President of Oppo India, Sky Li said “We have long term plan for India. We will invest Rs. 100 crores to start our mobile manufacturing unit by August 2016.” He added further,” We expect to grow our business volume significantly. We have sold 40 million handsets in China so far and expect India business to grow similarly. Oppo is looking at producing 10 million handset units per year in India at our own plant. We will continue our relationship with Foxconn as well.”
The phone referred to as selfie expert has Oppo’s patented ‘screen flash’ that can shoot clear selfies even in low-light conditions. And with the help of sensors it can click selfies with spoken commands and hand gestures which ensures stunning selfies in all conditions.
Li said that Oppo will further expand its offline channels and is targeting 35,000 sales outlets and 180 official service centres to achieve radical development in India in 2016. Oppo has made significant sales in China and it wants to do the same in India. However this will not effect Oppo’s relationship with Foxconn, which produces mobile phones for the Chinese tech company in India. According to the PTI report, the company has sold 40 million smartphones in China till now and wants to increase it to 10 million handsets per year, in the new manufacturing unit in India.