Oppo Electronics starts manufacturing its smartphones in India

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Following other major players like, Xiaomi, Motorola, and Gionee, Oppo and One Plus has also started manufacturing their products in India. As the first ‘Make in India’ initiative Oppo has manufactured and unveiled its Oppo Neo 7 smartphone in the Indian market, while OnePlus has announced its OnePlus X smartphone.

Oppo Electronics has revealed that some of hundreds of the handsets will be manufactured by the firm in association with Foxconn India. After ensuring that these handsets passed the stringent quality test, Oppo’s top management would think about putting up a manufacturing plant.

Oppo has officially launched its Neo 7 smartphone in India. As The TeCake earlier stated, “the smartphone will debut in India with a price under Rs. 10,000.” It comes with a price tag of Rs. 9,990. Previously, the smartphone was listed on the company’s official website.

Kai Feng, Oppo Vice General Manager said, “In India, we will produce 4G models alone. We are planning to put up a manufacturing plant by the end of 2016. No land has been acquired and we have not decided about the production capacity or the location.”

Feng further announced that Oppo has occupied a second slot on in 4G handset sales in China after Apple. In addition to already sold out four lakh handsets, Oppo is expecting to sell 15 lakh smartphones by March 2016.

Besides this, OnePlus X, which is also commonly known as OnePlus Mini has been launched in India in Onyx and Ceramic edition with a price of Rs. 16,999 and Rs. 23,999, respectively.

“In Tamil Nadu, we have sold 40,000 pieces and we are targeting to sell 1.5 lakh smartphones by March 2016. We plan to launch new products ranging from Rs.8,000 to Rs.20,000 through multi-brand stores and exclusive showrooms. We have our showrooms in Chennai and Tiruchi. Madurai showroom will be opened soon,” he said.

The company further revealed that the smartphones will be exclusively available for sale on Amazon India. Sales for Onyx edition will commence on November 5, while, only 1000 units of Ceramic edition will be available for sale, starting from November 24. The company is still sticking to its Invite Only ecosystem, for the OnePlus X smartphone, like its siblings, OnePlus One or OnePlus Two.

It took around 25 days to complete the process of manufacturing the handset, including baking the ceramic at 1482 degrees Celcius for over 28 hours and then cooling it for 48 hours.

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