"Our 300,000 square feet Noida facility will start operations in three-to-four months and by the end of the year will look at hiring 2,000 people. Our plant will have the ability to produce one million handsets by the end of next year," Jerome Chen, deputy general manager at Vivo India, said.
Chen also said that the company would be investing Rs.125 crores by the end of the year in India.
Talking about competition, Chen said: "We are in India as the country is seeing a massive smartphone growth. We are not focusing on competition but on our core competencies like music, design to woo consumers and give them satisfaction."
"We at Vivo are more concerned about avoiding big mistakes in our strategy. We aim to sell two million smartphones in India this year and six million handsets by the end of the next year," he added.
Vivo, which is one of the top three players in China in terms of revenue, also launched the 4G LTE enabled X5Pro smartphone at Rs. 27,980.
Interestingly, the company has skipped the eye scanner which can be found on the Chinese version of the smartphone.
The Vivo X5Pro features a 5.2-inch Amoled full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display that employs 2.5D glass technology and is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
The X5Pro smartphone supports both 4G LTE bands (TDD-LTE B40 2300MHz and FDD-LTE B3 1800MHz) in India. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor (four ARM Cortex-A53 at 1.5GHz + four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.0GHz) coupled with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 405 GPU. The smartphone includes 16GB inbuilt storage which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).
The smartphone sports both a Nano-SIM and Micro-SIM card slot, both supporting 4G, and users can utilise the second SIM card slot to insert a microSD card. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), and LED flash. The Vivo X5Pro is backed by a 2450mAh battery and measures 147.90x73.45x6.44mm. It also comes with a DAC AK4375 chip for hi-fidelity audio.
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