Adcom brings Chinese handset-maker Zopo to India
Domestic feature phone brand Adcom on Wednesday said that it had entered into an agreement with Chinese smartphone-maker Zopo to sell, market and service its phones in the country.
"We will act as distributors for Zopo in India. Not only that we will market as well as service their phones in the country," said Sanjeev Bhatia, the founder and chairman of Adcom.
Adcom has 200 service centres in the country which will extend support for Zopo customers, Bhatia said.
Zopo on Wednesday also launched a new smartphone -- the Speed 7 -- priced at Rs.16,999. The phone, which is 4G LTE compliant, comes with a 64-bit octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory.
The phone also comes with Android Lollipop at the base with the Z user interface on top.
"We are looking to sell at least a million units by the end of the year," said Kevin Xu, the CEO of Zopo Mobile.
"All our phones are 4G compliant and will give us an edge as a new entrant in the already crowded market," Xu said.
When asked about its manufacturing plans in India, Xu said Zopo would consider manufacturing only after it sees the sales volume going up.
Adcom currently produces 120,000 feature phone units at its plant in Delhi.
The company also said that it was looking to make India as one of its primary markets. "We are looking at 30 percent contribution from India to our global smartphone revenue," Xu added.
"Chinese smartphone brands have been enjoying a 97 percent year-on-year share of the market (second quarter 2015) and we wish to tap this ripe consumer base with the best of our products," he said.
Zopo was the first brand to bring glass-free 3D smartphones in China.