Taiwan’s Oplus won many a heart with their first India launch, the Oplus XonPad 7 which came earlier this year. With a lightweight price tag, the XonPad 7 promised above-average build quality, voice calling and proper after sales support (something most manufacturers conveniently forget).
The very maker is all set to launch its first phone — the XonPhone 5 — tomorrow, at an event in the country capital of New Delhi. While there’s nothing too inspiring about the device, it’ll definitely lead to competition among domestic makers that’s tougher than it was 6 months back. That being said, consumers will also certainly have some expectations from the maker after its first outing went well with the audience.
- 5-inch 1280 x 720p display
- 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6582 quad-core CPU
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB on-board ROM, expandable
- 8 mega-pixel rear camera
- 2 mega-pixel front facing camera
- 2000mAh battery
- Android v4.4 KitKat
It’s not the first phone to buck the trend of running outdated Android iterations out of the box, but the KitKat powered Oplus XonPhone 5 is among the minority. Like other budget MediaTek phones, the XonPhone 5 too is going to feature the crucial dual SIM feature.
There’s no word on pricing as yet, but something around the 9,000 INR mark should make the device quite a VFM affair. Like the previous Oplus release, the XonPhone 5 too is expected to be available only via Snapdeal.