OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd is opening up shop in the Philippines. This was shared to me by the local/regional team yesterday over coffee.
OPPO is a global brand that’s popular in the US for their Bluray players but they have significant mobile presence in Mexico, Thailand, Malaysia, Russia and a few other countries.
Their R&D is based in the US while production is based back in their headquarters in Dongguan, China. Thei major product lines include MP3 players, portable Media players, LCD-TVs, eBooks, DVD/Blu-ray Disc players and mobile phones. For the Philippines, it will be just smartphones only.
The team I met is preparing the official launch of the brand sometime in April this year and will bring the first 4 handsets into the local market. We didn’t get the complete details of the 4 smartphones but we’re sure that one of them is the Oppo N1 (a 5.9-inch full HD Android 4.2 smartphone with a 13-megapixel swivel camera).
They’ve also promised something more impressive which we could only guess could be the OPPO Find 7 which sports a 5.5-inch 2K resolution (that’s 2560x1600pixels or 549ppi).
Updated: Edited for correctness.