Oppo launched the Oppo N1 in Indonesia yesterday in a glitzy launch ceremony at the Ritz Carlton hotel!
Oppo are aggressively targeting Indonesia as prime market for their range for their Android smartphones with 7 devices now on sale in the market, 8 once the N1 is available in December. According to Oppo’s Indonesian CEO, the company have sold 100,000 phones since April this year, have 18 offices across the country and have housed 1000 workers.
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Oppo N1 advertisement
The N1 will be one of the most expensive Android phones from Oppo once on sale at the high price of $625, but with it’s stylish design and innovative features it is still likely to sell very well.[ Source ]
ah.. nice to see your country appears on gizchina news..
What? It has a touch sensor on it’s back? What?!
Yes, you can see it in the video 🙂
yes, it’s lauch in Indonesia
many people in indonesia still laugh to OPPO, because Chinese Phone is still underestimated because many suck phone from Chinese.
Yesterday, i tried this phone, and yes, this phone have touch sensor like LG G2
Fikri, there is not really so much wrong with recently launched phones from Chinese manufacturers. Or do you mean that many foreign costomers have bad experience with how Chinese sellers treat them?
If you have lived long enough, you’d probably remember how in the 1960s, Japanese products were viewed just as negatively. Here in North America, they even had a (mildly racist and derogatory) term to refer to Japanese cars or Japanese electronics. The Americans would laugh at the notions of buying Japanese cars (yes, cars like Honda and Toyota). How times have changed 🙂
Actually it’s nothing like that at all.
In Indonesia there’s lots of cheap phones flooding the market from local company who OEM’d it from chinese, unfortunately they mostly sourced it from some shit OEM which predictably very low overall quality. This is not exclusive to phone market and have been happening for decades so it’s already cemented in people’s mind that chinese stuff = cheap stuff that break easily.
So yeah, Oppo would have tough time marketing here but since they do try to aggressively market their phone and it’s shifting bit by bit. Unfortunately N1 is a gimmicky phone with high price which is a major departure from their Find 5 (which find moderate success here due to low price, pun intended). It’s the same price as Sony XZ1 ($700) and even pricier than LG G2, no reason to pick N1 over either of them.
As I said, the Japanese products had the same reputation in the 1960s, or even going into 1970s (the Korean cars had bad reputations as recent as the late 1990s or even very early 2000s). And we all know what happened afterwards 🙂
But japanese stuff has always been good in quality in general, contrary to the chinese here which is justified.
That’s my point, they weren’t. Their products were not good quality back then, same with Korean cars as recent as 15 to 20 years ago.
If you’re talking about Chinese products, you will see that they too have improved a lot in quality lately. I usually didn’t really follow these things, and I too had the same negative perception of Chinese products, but lately I have been taken by surprise.
Oppo, for example, may not be known for their cellphones, but their BluRay players are some of the best in the world. Obviously the Find 5 was also an excellent phone 🙂
Xiaomi offers high quality phones for much cheaper prices. But we’re not just talking about specs here, but also durability and reliability (which you normally won’t associate with Chinese products). Yes their Mi2 and Mi2S had 720p screen, but so does Nexus 4 🙂
meyakanor, I agree with u
now in indonesia, chinnese phone with great cuallity is booming, like lenovo, ktouch, oppo, and etc like star, haipai and rebranding.
I using hwi honor 3 to write this reply. for my friend, my chinnese phone is very amazing ( waterproof, scrath resiastance, dll). becasuse for a same prize, they can only bought dual core phone from samsul ( u know )
Actually, I think that Xiaomi would have a much better chance of breaking the price-conscious Indonesian market. Their phones are as good as other top-end Android offerings, but sold at much cheaper price point.
The Find 5 actually has better built quality than Samsung, and several reviewers had noted its amazing display (better than Sony’s or Samsung’s offering, and rivaled that of HTC). It is also very developer friendly (its partnership with Cyanogen).
I would have to say that the N1 was a bit disappointing in specs department (and also its price), but we’ll see. I’m assuming taking selfies is a big thing in Indonesia too (like it is in most Asian countries) 🙂 ?
then somebody should bring the THL w11 here…
on different notes, mid-range manufacturers like jiayu might have a better chance than xiaomi’s (if they decide to grab indonesian market). It will help shift the chinese product paradigm better and easier since they have good build quality and rather cheap price (indeed xiaomi has better quality, but they price is twice the jiayu’s).
e.g. sell the G4 with $200 price tag here (which is on par with sgs3 with only one-third its price)
Can’t wait for xiaomi in Indonesia
What happened to $570?
This is the price in Indonesia, still waiting on international pricing.
I wish, they’re selling it for $700 in Indonesia.
some men just want to watch the world burn…
no, they’s selling it for $616 or 7 million rupiah, without contract