Smartphone companies in India had shuttered their manufacturing facilities more than a month ago abiding the coronavirus lockdown rules issued by the government. Now, as the MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) has announced certain relaxation, Oppo has finally managed to get permission in order to begin production from May 8.
Chinese smartphone maker Oppo will be resuming production at its Noida facility from tomorrow. However, only 30% (3,000) employees will work at a time out of its total 10,000 staffs. Additionally, the company will follow all the necessary hygiene and social distancing measures.
Further, the brand has also begun the sales of its products across both offline and online. As of now, 22% of its retail stores are already operational in the green and the orange zones across the country.
Interestingly, Oppo has also announced services to let customers order products through WhatsApp as well via SMS similar to its sister brand Vivo. These services will start in a phased manner from May 8 and May 10 respectively.
Whereas, customers interested in buying phones online can already shop on Flipkart and Amazon India. They will have to check delivery availability to their location by entering their pin codes.
Additionally, Oppo has also introduced special offers like extended warranties for up to ₹2,599 and other perks like cashback and EMI. This offers will be valid until 31st May 2020.