Oppo Neo 7 priced at Rs 9,990 has been launched in India by the Chinese handset maker today. The Oppo Neo 7 is a dual SIM, 4G-enabled smartphone.
The Oppo Neo 7 phone is equipped with 1GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory and Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. Neo 7 packs a 2,420 mAh non-removable battery.
Oppo sells 4G mobile phones Find 7a, Find 7, R5, R7 Lite and R7 Plus in India. The company has sold 400,000 units in India this year till date and plans to treble it before March 2016. “We have sold 400,000 mobile phones till date. We expect to sell 1.5 million before March 2016,” he said.
Since its entry, the company has been importing phones from China to sell in the Indian market. However, a company official revealed Oppo has undertaken trial runs for manufacturing mobile phones at Foxconn’s facility in Sri City Special Economic Zone in Andhra Pradesh.
“We have started production in Foxconn manufacturing unit at Sri City SEZ. Right now, trial runs are going on. We are manufacturing Joy Plus mobile phone,” Oppo Mobiles India Vice-General Manager Kai Feng told reporters.
Foxconn has set up an assembly line to manufacture smartphones in its facility, he said.
To a query, Feng said the company was mulling setting up its own factory for manufacturing mobile handsets. “We have plans to set up our own factory. We are still discussing it. We have not yet decided,” he said.
The Gurgaon-based company, as part of strengthening its network, also plans to open four exclusive showrooms in Tamil Nadu. “Right now, one exclusive showroom is in Tiruchirapalli. We plan to open one more outlet there. We are planning to open two exclusive showrooms in Chennai soon,” he said.