A few Zopo phones did make their way into the Indian market a couple or so years back via unofficial means, but this is the first time that Zopo has announced a phone for India.
The Zopo Speed 7 is the device that gets to be the first Zopo phone to see an Indian launch. The phone was announced at an event held in New Delhi earlier today.
The Speed 7 will be made available to buyers starting 1st September for 12,999 INR or US$196. It comes with a 5-inch 1920 x 1080p full HD display with an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 SoC along with 3GB RAM and 16GB on-board expandable storage.
India is a market with a huge potential. It is the fastest growing smartphone market globally and after success in Europe and other Asian countries, it was a logical step to come here,” “In two months, we will launch our second device, priced between Rs 13,000-15,000… We may also look at launching a smartwatch in India
Added Kevin Xu, GM, Zopo Mobile.
The Speed 7 also boasts a 13.2 mega-pixel rear camera and a 5 mega-pixel front facing camera with overall dimensions of 146.1 × 70.6 × 8.65 mm. Very much like the Meizu MX5, the Speed 7 will be a Snapdeal.com exclusive.
At 12,999 INR, the phone is decently priced but Zopo is far from being a household name in the Indian market, which will make the entry something to watch out for.