Today Oppo announced its entry into India with its flagship phone, the N1. The high-end phone, which has been priced at Rs. 39,990, will be made available in the market shortly.
The Oppo N1 might be an expensive option for some, but worry not as the company will bring a mid-range Android-handset by April 2014. Yes, you heard it first from GizBot. At the demo center created to display the Oppo N1, another handset, the Oppo R1, was in the demo zone too.
Tom Lu, Director and CEO, Oppo Mobiles India Pvt. Ltd told that the Oppo R1 will be a mid-range handset, priced anywhere between Rs. 25,000 - Rs. 30,000. Further, he also confirmed that the handset should be made available in India by April 2014. In the end,Tom Lu also added that the smartphone might include dual-SIM support.
Talking about its specs sheet, the R1 will be a mid-range handset powered by Oppo's Color OS, based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. When it comes to the design part, the Oppo R1 mimics Apple iPhone 5S. On the display front, you will notice a 5-inch HD IPS display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
Under the hood, there is a 1.3GHz quad-core processor powered by MediaTek SoC, backed by 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and a 2410mAh battery. The dual-SIM phone will carry an 8MP rear-facing camera with with F/2.0 wide aperture ,Auto Focus and an LED Flash. Also add a 5-megapixel front-facing camera given on the front. Other features include: Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity, A-GPS, and more.
Currently, Oppo is concentrating its energies on making the distribution network strong. In its first stage of operations in India, Oppo will cover twelve major trier-1 cities, which include Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Ludhiana. The company will not immediately start selling its range of handsets through its own website, at least for now.