Oppo, the Apple of China to Enter India With Find 5!
Oppo is that to China what Apple is to USA and Oppo has decided to enter the Indian smartphone arena and it has chosen its flagship device, the Find 5 for doing so.
The Oppo Find 5 will be made available in India courtesy of AndroidGuruz and the smartphone provides a pretty good alternative to the flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z and the HTC One.
And it will come at a price around Rs.10,000 less than those flagship devices.
The Oppo Find 5 will retail for Rs. 27,445 for the 16GB variant whereas the 32GB variant will set you back by Rs.31,259.
Oppo will be selling Find 5 on their own website hosted on AndroidGuruz domain. I am surprised that will not be listed on e-commerce sites that may really shoot up the numbers of units sold.
Having said that, Oppo cannot be compared to other Chinese brand, due to the kind of specs and quality it provides. Lets take a look at some of the specs on this device.
Oppo Find 5 Specifications
- Screen: 5 inches with a Full HD resolution with One Glass Solution, 441 pixels per inch
- Processor: 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor
- RAM: 2GB
- Camera: 13MP camera which will capture videos @120fps. It gets a CMOS sensor to complement it and the aperture is f/2.2 unit.
- OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Oppo’s custom skin over it.
- Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and DLNA
- Memory Options: 16GB/32GB, but you’ll have to miss out on expandable storage as there is no option for memory expansion.
It comes with a Direct HD sound system as well which will ensure you get that crystal clear sound experience as well. The smartphone has received a lot of praise globally and the device has always been right up at the top with the flagships from MNCs when it has come to benchmarking. But we think that the smartphone despite being an elegant unit and quite a powerful one may not find too many takers.
That is because it is from a Chinese brands and in India Chinese brands do not find takers unless they are priced well. Though cheaper than other flagships, it is interesting that they are still priced upwards Rs. 25,000. Indian consumers expect Chinese phones, however good they may be to be below Rs. 20,000.
The brand perception of “Chinese” phones, is what could hurt Oppo and no matter how capable a device a brand like Oppo brings to India, unless priced at par with the Indian brands would not find a lot of takers.
The smartphone is expected to start shipping towards the fag end of May and the website of the device has already been put up. Oppo will surely bring more devices to India in coming future and the company might get a fan base if it prices those well.
What’s your take on the Oppo Find 5? Will you go for it?