Amid the intense standoff and clash between India and China in eastern Ladakh, Oppo has geared to unveil one of its most premium smartphones in India — Find X2.
The parent company of Oppo, BBK Electronic Corporation, a Chinese multinational conglomerate, has grasped a big market share in India. In April-June 2019, four of the top-five smartphone selling brands in India were Chinese, according to data from the Hong Kong-based market research firm Counterpoint Research.
The much-awaited launch comes amid the growing calls to boycott Chinese products, captured on Twitter by #BoycottChineseProduct.
On Wednesday, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has divided 3,000 Chinese products in 450 categories and it will boycott over “continued border skirmishes”.
Not only Oppo, but the BBK Electronic Corporation also sells Vivo, Realme, and OnePlus smartphones. As per shipping data for the fourth quarter of 2019, Oppo, Vivo, and Realme together account for 43 per cent in the Indian market against Xiaomi’s 28 per cent.
Set to launch today in India, Oppo’s Find X2, and its upgraded version, the X2 Pro, were launched in Europe back in March. Its unveiling will begin at 4 pm today and will be live-streamed on YouTube and the company’s Oppo Mobiles social media handles.
In addition to this, the handset might be exclusively available on Amazon India since the e-commerce giant has been teasing the launch as well.