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Oppo plans to invest Rs 100 crores for setting up manufacturing plant in India

  • Published: January 29, 2016 2:46 PM IST
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Chinese mobile handset firm Oppo on Thursday said it will invest Rs 100 crores to start its own manufacturing unit in India by August this year. Also Read - Vivo could soon launch rollable smartphone similar to Oppo Find X 2021

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“We have long term plan for India. We will invest Rs 100 crores to start our mobile manufacturing unit by August 2016,” Oppo Global VP and President of Oppo India, Sky Li said at the launch of selfie phone F1 and F1 Plus in New Delhi on Thursday.

He said that Oppo has already started its mobile handset production in India at electronic manufacturing services firm Foxconn‘s plant.

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“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,” Li said.

The company is focusing on mobile photography and launch F1 and F1 Plus around this strategy. Oppo is positioning F1 as selfie expert which will sell for Rs 15,990. It has 8-megapixel front camera with a wide aperture lens and a one-fourth inch sensor. Li said that the phone has Oppo’s patented ‘screen flash’ that can shoot clear selfies even in low-light conditions.

“With help of sensor, it can shoot selfies using hand gestures and spoken commands, ensuring stunning selfies in all conditions,” Li said. “Oppo will further expand its offline channels and is targeting 35,000 sales outlets and 180 official service centers to achieve radical development in India in 2016,” Li said.

Oppo F1 specifications and features: It flaunts a 5-inch HD (1280 720 pixels) display 2.5D curved glass and protected by Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz and paired with 3GB of RAM. On the storage front, there is 16GB internal memory, which is further expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card.

On the photography front, the Oppo F1 is equipped with a 13-megapixel f/2.2 rear camera with single-LED flash, 1080p recording and PDAF support. Up front, there is an 8-megapixel f/2.0 selfie camera with 1/4 inch sensor.

The smartphone also features a 2,5000mAh battery, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under Color OS 2.1.

Oppo F1 Plus specifications and features: The more expensive variant offer much of the same set of specifications and features. The differentiating factor however are the 5.5-inch full HD (1920 1080 pixels) display, and 4GB of RAM.

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  • Published Date: January 29, 2016 2:46 PM IST


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