Chennai :Chinese handset maker Oppo has undertaken trial runs for manufacturing mobile phones at Foxconn’s facility in Sri City Special Economic Zone in Andhra Pradesh, a top official said today.
Since its entry, the company 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,” Oppo Mobiles India Vice-General Manager Kai Feng told reporters.
Foxconn has set up an assembly line to manufacture smartphones in its facility, he said.
To a query, Feng said the company was mulling setting 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.
The company has sold four lakh units in India this year till date and plans to treble it before March 2016.
“We have sold four lakh mobile phones till date. We expect to sell 1.5 million before March 2016,” he said.
The Gurgaon-based company, as part of strengthening its network, also plans to open four exclusive showrooms in Tamil Nadu.
“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,” he said.
Feng and senior company officials were here to launch the dual SIM, 4G-enabled Oppo smartphone Neo7, priced at Rs 9,990.
The phone is equipped with 1GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory and Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. It has 2,420 mAh non-removable battery.
The company sells 4G mobile phones Find 7a, Find 7, R5, R7 Lite and R7 Plus in India.