Oppo’s Sleek and Sexy Oppo R1 heading to India, but it won’t be cheap!


Hot on the heals of the Oppo N1’s launch in India, reports are in that the Oppo R1 will also go on sale in the country in the next few months.

After launching the Oppo N1 yesterday at the lofty price of Rs. 40,000, which is close enough to $650 to put most customers off, reports are arriving that the sleek Oppo R1 will also arrive in the market soon too.

oppo r1

The Oppo R1 is a classy all Gorilla Glass and alloy phone with the same camera hardware as the iPhone 5S, however with a Meidatek processor, just 1GB RAM and a low-resolution display we don’t think Oppo will be selling many R1 for the claimed Rs. 25-30,000 ($400-$480) when octacore phones from India’s own brands can be had for much less.

What do you think of Oppo’s pricing strategy in emerging market? Do you think they are on the right path or could the afford to be a little more aggressive?

[ Gadgethouse via GizIndia ]
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3 Comments

  1. tej
    January 31, 2014

    Must be very hard for them to sell their phone at this price range. People will prefer to go with Gionee otherwise. A common Indian will think of adding an extra bit to get a well known phone until and unless they are die hard fan of Oppo

  2. Izan Rammarg
    January 31, 2014

    Heals = heels

  3. paku
    February 3, 2014

    Oppo will stop selling In India within a year as per their pricy strategy..