Following the new league of global mobile manufacturers setting up their base in Andhra Pradesh as part of ‘Make in India’ initiative, Oppo, the Chinese handset manufacturer now joins the illustrious list.
Oppo has recently commenced trail runs to manufacture their mobile phones in the Foxconn’s new facility at Sri City Special Economic Zone in Chittoor district.
Ever since its entry, Oppo has been importing phones from China to sell in the Indian market.
“We have started production in Foxconn manufacturing unit at Sri City SEZ. Right now, trial runs are going on. We are manufacturing Joy Plus mobile phone,” Kai Feng, Oppo Mobiles India Vice-General Manager told the media.
Feng has confirmed that Foxconn has set up an assembly line to manufacture Oppo smartphones in its facility at Sri City. He said that the company was also mulling to set up its own factory for manufacturing mobile handsets.
“We have plans to set up our own factory. We are still discussing it. We have not yet decided,” he said.
So far, the company has sold four lakh units in India this year and plans to exponent their numbers before March 2016.
“We have sold four lakh mobile phones till date. We expect to sell 1.5 million before March 2016,” he said.
Oppo, based in Gurgaon also plans to open four exclusive showrooms in Tamil Nadu as part of expanding the networks and sales channels.
“Right now, one exclusive showroom is in Tiruchirapalli. We plan to open one more outlet there. We are planning to open two exclusive showrooms in Chennai soon,” Feng said.
Feng and senior company officials have just launched the dual SIM, 4G-enabled Oppo smartphone Neo7, priced at Rs 9,990.