OnePlus Exporting 5G Smartphones From India: Report


OnePlus is reportedly exporting 5G smartphones from India. However, this is on a pilot basis. The development comes at the time when there is no concrete information about the deployment of 5G in the country. In fact, there's no word on when the government will do an auction for 5G airwaves.

OnePlus Exporting 5G Smartphones From India: Report


"India is fast emerging as a regional HQ for OnePlus' expansion into global markets within five years," said Vikas Agarwal, head of operations in India for OnePlus was quoted by Economic Times. He said, "As part of the business focus in India for the coming years, OnePlus is building India as a global export hub for the brand and is already manufacturing 5G devices and exporting to overseas markets, such as North America."

The company is developing these devices in its Noida factory, where another smartphone maker Oppo is also manufacturing its devices. "We are currently sharing some common investments with Oppo on the manufacturing front," Agarwal added.

For the unaware both Oppo and OnePlus comes under one group called BBK Electronics group. But it seems that Oppo has no plans to develop its 5G phone in India, as the company declines to comment on the same, the report reveals.

On the other hand, Oppo has recently announced that it will launch its 5G smartphones on Qualcomm newly launched Snapdragon 865 mobile platform. The company will launch its 5G smartphone in the first quarter of 2020. Besides, Oppo is all set to launch the Reno 3 Pro.

The upcoming smartphone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 mobile platform. It is also expected that the smartphone will run Android Pie and have 8GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage. Also, there will be a microSD card slot, which allows you to expand storage up to 256GB. It is likely to feature a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display.

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