OPPO to manufacture a million 4G phones per month in India


OPPO is turning the heat up — a bit before summer takes full control — in India.

The Chinese brand is readying itself to manufacture a total of one million 4G-ready phones in India. OPPO has only spent a little over 2 years in India, but already enjoys massive offline following in the cut-throat Indian market thanks to its extensive campaigns.

India CEO Mike Wang revealed in an interview with Economic Times that the brand was looking to produce about a million units of 4G-ready phones, mostly from the 10,000 INR to 20,000 INR range ($150-300). Wang however, did not mention any model names.

These phones will be designed in China, manufactured in India. While these phones produced in India mainly serve the domestic market — which recently surpassed the US to become the 2nd largest smartphone market after China — OPPO plans to export a section of the produce to other South Asian markets.

OPPO’s most recent Indian release, the F1, was launched late January and enjoys primetime commercial footage on Indian TV.

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12 Comments

  1. Abir
    March 22, 2016

    Are they gonna sell even 10% of that number?

    • Twister12
      March 22, 2016

      It’s purely hype. You can not supply more if there is no demand.

  2. Guest
    March 22, 2016

    Are they gonna sell even 10% of that number?

    • Twister12
      March 22, 2016

      Pure hype. You can not supply more if there is no demand.

  3. vijay sud
    March 22, 2016

    Oppo follows over pricing route. High marketing expense, high price, low value model does not work in India for long.

  4. JeffAshe
    March 22, 2016

    There is a difference between assembling and manufacturing.

  5. Oz
    March 22, 2016

    Oppo makes expensive, but classy and quality phones. I owned Oppo 5 and 7 and they are all great phones. I also owned OPO , Gionee E7 and ZTE Z7 Max. All are also great phones.

  6. vijay sud
    March 22, 2016

    Oppo follows over pricing route. High marketing expense, high price, low value model does not work in India for long.

  7. NoName
    March 23, 2016

    I believe those OPPO brand with those price range ($150 – $300) will have a horrible hardware spec (darn low end).

    And with those amount of money, people can get much better hardware spec from other reputable china brand xiaomi or Meizu etc

    I
    just find it ridiculously wasting money to buy expensive premium
    gadget. I better buy cheaper (but durable smartphone) then use the rest of the money to buy more important stuffs for my
    family like groceries, paying utility bills, etc. Money is very hard to earn now, at least for me.

  8. JeffAshe
    March 23, 2016

    There is a difference between assembling and manufacturing.

  9. Guest
    March 23, 2016

    Oppo makes expensive, but classy and quality phones. I owned Oppo 5 and 7 and they are all great phones. I also owned OPO , Gionee E7 and ZTE Z7 Max. All are also great phones.

  10. Guest
    March 23, 2016

    I believe those OPPO brand with those price range ($150 – $300) will have a horrible hardware spec (darn low end).

    And with those amount of money, people can get much better hardware spec from other reputable china brand xiaomi or Meizu etc

    I
    just find it ridiculously wasting money to buy expensive premium
    gadget. I better buy cheaper (but durable smartphone) then use the rest of the money to buy more important stuffs for my
    family like groceries, paying utility bills, etc. Money is very hard to earn now, at least for me.