Smartphone maker Oppo said on Thursday it has received permission from the government to resume production at its Greater Noida facility with a 30 percent capacity. The company has begun the sale of mobile phones through Amazon, Flipkart, and retail stores in licensed territories.
“In accordance with the directions issued by the authorities, Oppo will operate at 30 percent of its capacity, with a total of 3,000 employees working on its rotation of more than 10,000 employees from May 8, 2020,” it said in a statement.
Oppo now allows you to place orders for WhatsApp and SMS for its smartphones and accessories and offers contactless home delivery and after-sales services.
Customers can place orders from May 10 to +91 9871502777, WhatsApp Chat, to May 9 +91 9540495404 via SMS and Oppo India Facebook Page and Twitter Handles.
The company is offering new phones for up to Rs 2,599 and offers cashback and EMI plans until May 31.
Oppo has discontinued operations during a nationwide lockdown in March to prevent the spread of coronavirus. All of its products are manufactured in India at its Greater Noida factory.
The government did not initially authorize the manufacture of IT hardware companies. However, the relaxation offered to companies after May 3 will allow them to sell their products in the orange and green sectors.
Oppo said it has started selling its equipment in the orange and green zones, and that 22 percent of Oppo retail stores have opened in approved zones, with about 17 percent of staff on the ground.
According to market research firm IDC, smartphone sales in India are at the fourth position in 2017 with a 10.7 percent market share.