Here in the West, it’s gotten pretty easy to get hold of an OPPO smartphone and while the OnePlus One is still ridiculously difficult to get hold of, devices like the Find 7 and before it the Find 5 aren’t too hard to get hold of. Still, that doesn’t mean the company has become a household name or anything like that, and while the company’s name isn’t as obscure as it used to be, they have much better luck in India. Presumably because their devices are relatively easy to get hold of in India, but if it wasn’t easy enough already the Chinese giant has partnered up with Amazon in India to further their reach in the region.
OPPO Mobile already operates stores and service centers in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Kolkata, Pune and Lucknow but they’ve been promising as many 200 service centers to launch over the next year or so. While that’s a lofty figure to hit, this new partnership with Amazon will certainly extend their reach. OPPO has promised to list all of their devices that have already been released on Amazon India and the Find 7 is to be available from today, July 14th. At RS 38,000, the Find 7 is hardly an affordable and budget-minded device, but it’s certainly got a lot going for it and the company is promising to launch devices priced lower than RS 10,000 in the country before the end of the year.
Speaking of the new partnership Tom Lu, CEO of OPPO Mobile India, had this to say “We want Indian consumers to be able to buy OPPO smartphones from every nook and corner of the country. And Amazon India will help us do just that.” It’s great to see a brand name like Oppo operate in India like this, after all folks like Samsung and Sony do offer great devices, but often at an inflated cost, with only local names like Micromax and Lava offering affordable alternatives. Hopefully, this new partnership will not only make it easier to purchase an OPPO handset but push costs down as a result.