Telecell Pvt. Ltd., who has been appointed as the national distributor of Oppo Smartphones, has officially launched Oppo smartphones in Nepal on Sept. 12, 2016. The company invited journalists to an event in Kathmandu on Sept. 12. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo serves 42 countries and regions and has launched three products here in Nepal — OPPO F1s, OPPO A37, and OPPO Neo 7.
Oppo smartphones are basically camera focused and come with a bunch of camera features so they brand themselves as “Oppo Camera Phones.” They have entered the Indian market recently and have been doing enormous advertisements for establishing their brand, so it was just a matter of time before they start doing a major marketing campaign in the Nepali market. Oppo has been analyzing the Nepali market for the past few days and was spotted analyzing New Road.
It is great to see major international brands enter the Nepali market. This way customers will have more choices while purchasing and if the competition gets tough, we might see phones at very competitive prices as well.
It is the front camera of the F1s that makes the headlines. It features a 16-megapixel front camera with a 1/3.1-inch sensor that can click perfect selfies. The company has claimed the front camera to provide a high dynamic range that makes the pictures look vivid. The camera houses a Beautify 4.0 feature that goes well with the camera. The feature comes with many functions that can upgrade your selfies even more. The 13-megapixel rear camera has an aperture of f/2.2 and features Phase Detection Autofocus.
The device comes with a large 3075 mAh battery. The company has claimed that the phone can last you 14hours through a single charge. OPPO has priced F1s Gold at Rs. 31,999.
Key Features of the OPPO F1s
- 5.5-inch HD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi)
- Android 5.1 Lollipop with ColorOS 3.0
- 32GB ROM with expandable storage (up to 128GB)
- 3GB RAM
- 13 MP, f/2.2 aperture with Phase Detection Autofocus Rear Facing Camera
- 16 MP Front Facing Camera
- Mediatek MT6750 Chipset
- Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 processor
- Mali-T860MP2 GPU
- Fingerprint sensor
- Non-removable 3075mAH battery
Another smartphone launched by OPPO, the A37 is a mid-range device. Powered by a quad-core 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor, the device runs on 2GB RAM. There’s an ample amount of storage for the device as it has an expandable memory of 128GB along with 16GB of internal storage. The device is running a skinned version of Android 5.1 Lollipop with ColorOS 3.0 on top. Talking about the camera, the A37 comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with a 1/3.2-inch back-illuminated sensor and a 5-megapixel front camera that has the same large 1.4цm pixels as that of the rear camera. The device also features a Palm Shutter so that the selfies come out without blurs that happen when the users’ hand is outstretched.
The device is running a skinned version of Android 5.1 Lollipop with ColorOS 3.0 on top. Talking about the camera, the A37 comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with a 1/3.2-inch back-illuminated sensor and a 5-megapixel front camera that has the same large 1.4цm pixels as that of the rear camera. The device also features a Palm Shutter so that the selfies come out without blurs that happen when the users’ hand is outstretched. The OPPO A37 features a 5.0 720p IPS display with a ppi density of 294. The display is covered in 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is backed by a 2630mAh battery. OPPO has priced A37 Gold at Rs. 21,590.
Key Features of the OPPO A37:
- 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi)
- Android 5.1 Lollipop with ColorOS 3.0
- 16GB ROM with expandable storage (up to 128GB)
- 2GB RAM
- 8MP Rear-Facing Camera with Autofocus
- 5 MP Front Facing Camera
- Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Chipset
- Quad-core 64-bit processor
- Non-removable 2630mAH battery
OPPO Neo 7:
The OPPO Neo 7 was the low-end device released today. It features a 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels (220 ppi). It runs on ColorOS 2.1 on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop. The Neo 7 isn’t a new device in the smartphone world as it was launched last year.
The device houses a Quad-core 1.3Ghz processor with MediaTek MT6582 chipset. It has an onboard storage of 16GB which is expandable up to 32GB. It features dual slim slots and 1GB of RAM. The device comes with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.4 aperture. It is powered by a 2420mAh Li-Po battery. OPPO has priced the Neo 7 (White) at Rs. 14,990.
Key Features of the OPPO Neo 7:
- 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels (220 ppi)
- Android 5.1 Lollipop with ColorOS 2.1
- 16GB ROM with expandable storage (up to 32GB)
- 1GB RAM
- 8 MP Rear-Facing Camera with Autofocus
- 5MP MP Front Facing Camera with f/2.4 aperture
- Mediatek MT6582 Chipset
- Quad-core 1.3Ghz processor
- Non-removable 2420mAH battery
Talking at the launch event, Johnny Ge, CEO of OPPO Nepal, said,
‘Nepal is an important market for us due to our focus on South Asia. Rapid developments in the Nepal Smartphone market along with the expected 4G launch makes it a potential market to invest and grow in. For us, the initial focus will be on the capital, Kathmandu, for the first three months post which we will expand to Pokhara. We plan to sell camera phones across 500 retail outlets and establish 8 OPPO experience stores in 1 year’.
OPPO has confirmed that the device will be available in the Nepali market from 13th September from numerous stores across Nepal. The company plans to open an after-sales service store at the City Centre in the near future.
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