Androidguruz Update: News of Oppo and THL entering India is false!


The original post has now been updated (below) after hearing from Androidguruz, THL and Oppo.

Update: This morning a spokesman from Androidguruz contacted us stating that this article was “wrong” and even provided copies of email discussions and the email address of their contacts at Oppo and THL.  Wanting to get to the bottom of this we contacted Oppo and THL to find out the truth for ourselves:

Dear Andrew

Sorry for all the confusion have caused by Androidguruz.

Hereby I clarified that Androidguruz is not our authorized distributor for India.”

That is the response from Oppo, who go on to say that Androidguruz had contacted them about becoming a distributor but talks are still in the preliminary stages.

THL offered a similar statement:

“We havent given certificate of authorization of thl products for india company yet.”

So the truth is Androidguruz are in talks with both Oppo and THL, but neither company has made a decision yet. Let’s just hope that if they are given a shot they do a better job than the current UMi X2 launch!

Update 2: I have added screenshots of the emails we have received below:

Original article below!

Oppo and THL have spoken out against the much hyped claims the two brands will be entering India, raising concerns over India based phone distributor Androidguruz.

With the popularity surrounding Chinese phone brands, it has been easy for websites and phone fans to be swept away with excitement when they learn a new brand will be entering their home turf. This is exactly what has happened not once but twice in India, where phone fans are having dreams and promises dashed.

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Earlier this month news that China’s Oppo brand would be entering India with the Oppo Find 5 hit the headlines. The news was short-lived as Oppo replied to the news with the following statement:

“This is not an authorised distributor, and this kind of dishonesty will undoubtedly stall our (Oppo) international development”

Fast forward to today and a similar story is breaking, but this time concerning Chinese mobile phone maker THL. Again reports have flooded in of an inevitable THL W8+ launch only to be disproven by THL themselves!

thl w8 india

Both the THL and Oppo launch reports mentioned India based Andoidguruz as the company bringing the brands to the country. The same company who are currently under fire from angry customers for the UMi X2 launch!

Source: Gizchai here and here

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36 Comments

  1. May 16, 2013

    I knew it all along. Indians are ignorant people, if they think the news is good, they don’t bother checking the authenticity.

    • May 17, 2013

      Hi I feels I am a victim of UMI XII HOAX. I already made payment for it. They never answer any consumer query and the phone numbers they gives in Indian website is always comes BG. I mailed them but no reply. This sort of activity will leads them to a legal prosecution and along with them all genuine Chinese company who want to enter in India will suffer a major setback.

      Some Other organisation also in way to calling boycott of all Chinese handset.

      • May 17, 2013

        I have been following this fiasco for long, and I can understand how you must be feeling. We should all stand against this.

  2. May 16, 2013

    Umm, I don’t believe thlmobilestore.com is the official store site. Just another seller pretending to be the real deal.

    From their English website(http://en.thl.com.cn) the only mention of a reseller is chinavasion.

    Maybe someone in China can call them up and ask.
    http://en.thl.com.cn/THL/Cooperation.html

    • May 16, 2013

      I agree! thlmobilestore.com looks like a big fake official store site!

      • May 16, 2013

        Interestingly we received an email from Androidguruz today where they claim they will be the Oppo distributor (checking this now), funnily they make no mention of THL.

        • prabu
          May 17, 2013

          Is andriodguruz distributor of umi, zopo or jiayu??? or they r fake?? their website is up but under construction
          http://androidguruz.com/

          • May 17, 2013

            Yes as far as I know they are.

            • May 17, 2013

              AndroidGuruz are not even an legally incorporated entity in India, as to this date. Ministry of Corporate Affairs, India are listing them as “Work in Progress”. So any claims of this entity is sound business sense?

    • May 16, 2013

      same with ..
      thlmobilemall.com
      thmobile.com (which looks less convincing, but claims to be able to anoint resellers)

  3. Yash Garg
    May 16, 2013

    I knew it all along. Indians are ignorant people, if they think the news is good, they don’t bother checking the authenticity.

    • Guest
      May 17, 2013

      Hi I feels I am a victim of UMI XII HOAX. I already made payment for it. They never answer any consumer query and the phone numbers they gives in Indian website is always comes BG. I mailed them but no reply. This sort of activity will leads them to a legal prosecution and along with them all genuine Chinese company who want to enter in India will suffer a major setback.

      Some Other organisation also in way to calling boycott of all Chinese handset.

    • Yash Garg
      May 17, 2013

      I have been following this fiasco for long, and I can understand how you must be feeling. We should all stand against this.

  4. Guest
    May 16, 2013

    Umm, I don’t believe thlmobilestore.com is the official store site. Just another seller pretending to be the real deal.

    From their English website(http://en.thl.com.cn) the only mention of a reseller is chinavasion.

    Maybe someone in China can call them up and ask.
    http://en.thl.com.cn/THL/Cooperation.html

    • Guest
      May 17, 2013

      I agree! thlmobilestore.com looks like a big fake official store site!

    • Guest
      May 17, 2013

      Interestingly we received an email from Androidguruz today where they claim they will be the Oppo distributor (checking this now), funnily they make no mention of THL.

    • Guest
      May 17, 2013

      same with ..
      thlmobilemall.com
      thmobile.com (which looks less convincing, but claims to be able to anoint resellers)

    • Guest
      May 17, 2013

      Is andriodguruz distributor of umi, zopo or jiayu??? or they r fake?? their website is up but under construction
      http://androidguruz.com/

    • Guest
      May 17, 2013

      Yes as far as I know they are.

    • Guest
      May 17, 2013

      AndroidGuruz are not even an legally incorporated entity in India, as to this date. Ministry of Corporate Affairs, India are listing them as “Work in Progress”. So any claims of this entity is sound business sense?

  5. May 17, 2013

    Even I got the same reply from THL saying they don’t have plans to setup in india and definitely not through AndriodGuruz .

    support@thlmobilestore.com

    Dear Vijay,

    Your question regarding product ThL W8 Android 4.1 Quad Core Smart Phone MT6589 5.0 inch HD screen 8GB ROM 3G GPS 3.2M HD front camera White has been answered

    Your question:
    Is this mobile available through ‘AndriodGuruz’ ? Most of the brand phones from china will be getting through them.

    Their answer is:
    Dear Vijay ,
    Thl w8 supports Android Market.
    Thanks for your requirement.
    Any other question, contact us any time.
    Best regards!

    • May 17, 2013

      I just got confirmation from THL and Oppo that they have been contacted by Androidguruz but are not even close to making them distributor!

  6. vijay
    May 17, 2013

    Check this response from OPPO facebook page.

    https://www.facebook.com/Oppo/posts/255903251216719?comment_id=1018272&reply_comment_id=1018303&offset=0&total_comments=3&ref=notif&notif_t=share_reply

    Vijaya Rama Raju Jampana OPPO is it true that OPPO Find 5 will be available in India through Andriod Guruz??

    There are lot of rumors going on! Please confirm
    Like · Reply · 59 minutes ago

    OPPO This is not true. “Android Guruz” seems to be a very dishonest and manipulative person/business.
    Like · 28 minutes ago

    Vijaya Rama Raju Jampana Thank you for the clarification.
    Like · a few seconds ago

    • May 17, 2013

      Hi I feels I am a victim of UMI XII HOAX. I already made payment for it. They never answer any consumer query and the phone numbers they gives in Indian website is always comes BG. I mailed them but no reply. This sort of activity will leads them to a legal prosecution and along with them all genuine Chinese company who want to enter in India will suffer a major setback.

      Some Other organization also in way to calling boycott of all Chinese handset.

  7. HeDiedWaiting
    May 17, 2013

    Andi is the one sane voice out of China.

  8. Fraz
    May 17, 2013

    all i want to say that chinese manufacturer will never enter indian market. since the market is already flooded with rebranded chinese stuff hence they will have to face tougher situation. all chinese products have warranty issues due to their build quality. presently all warranty issues are handled by rebranders at their own cost . if a manufactuerer enters indian market then considering the warranty issue it will leave them will no profit at all selling at low price. either they will have to price it at par with samsung or htc otherwise selling at low price would leave them with no profit at all…

  9. Guest
    May 17, 2013

    Even I got the same reply from THL saying they don’t have plans to setup in india and definitely not through AndriodGuruz .

    support@thlmobilestore.com

    Dear Vijay,

    Your question regarding product ThL W8 Android 4.1 Quad Core Smart Phone MT6589 5.0 inch HD screen 8GB ROM 3G GPS 3.2M HD front camera White has been answered

    Your question:
    Is this mobile available through ‘AndriodGuruz’ ? Most of the brand phones from china will be getting through them.

    Their answer is:
    Dear Vijay ,
    Thl w8 supports Android Market.
    Thanks for your requirement.
    Any other question, contact us any time.
    Best regards!

    • Guest
      May 17, 2013

      I just got confirmation from THL and Oppo that they have been contacted by Androidguruz but are not even close to making them distributor!

  10. Guest
    May 17, 2013

    Check this response from OPPO facebook page.

    https://www.facebook.com/Oppo/posts/255903251216719?comment_id=1018272&reply_comment_id=1018303&offset=0&total_comments=3&ref=notif&notif_t=share_reply

    Vijaya Rama Raju Jampana OPPO is it true that OPPO Find 5 will be available in India through Andriod Guruz??

    There are lot of rumors going on! Please confirm
    Like · Reply · 59 minutes ago

    OPPO This is not true. “Android Guruz” seems to be a very dishonest and manipulative person/business.
    Like · 28 minutes ago

    Vijaya Rama Raju Jampana Thank you for the clarification.
    Like · a few seconds ago

    • Guest
      May 17, 2013

      Hi I feels I am a victim of UMI XII HOAX. I already made payment for it. They never answer any consumer query and the phone numbers they gives in Indian website is always comes BG. I mailed them but no reply. This sort of activity will leads them to a legal prosecution and along with them all genuine Chinese company who want to enter in India will suffer a major setback.

      Some Other organization also in way to calling boycott of all Chinese handset.

  11. Guest
    May 17, 2013

    Andi is the one sane voice out of China.

  12. Guest
    May 17, 2013

    all i want to say that chinese manufacturer will never enter indian market. since the market is already flooded with rebranded chinese stuff hence they will have to face tougher situation. all chinese products have warranty issues due to their build quality. presently all warranty issues are handled by rebranders at their own cost . if a manufactuerer enters indian market then considering the warranty issue it will leave them will no profit at all selling at low price. either they will have to price it at par with samsung or htc otherwise selling at low price would leave them with no profit at all…

  13. cvtren
    May 18, 2013

    you think people would just do that? just go on the internet and tell lies? :/

  14. Guest
    May 18, 2013

    you think people would just do that? just go on the internet and tell lies? :/

  15. May 19, 2013

    I’m in Bangkok right now, and there are billboards all over the place for the Oppo Find5. So they’re definitely here in Thailand.

  16. Guest
    May 19, 2013

    I’m in Bangkok right now, and there are billboards all over the place for the Oppo Find5. So they’re definitely here in Thailand.