Mon, 03-Aug-2020
Thursday 18 Jun 2020 , 10:33 am

Oppo Cancels Livestream Launch of New 5G Phone in India Amid Rising Tensions

Oppo announced on Twitter earlier this week that it would host a livestream unveiling the Find X2, its first 5G smartphone in India on Wednesday via YouTube.
By SIN Bureau
Share at:

Chinese smartphone brand Oppo cancelled the livestream launch of its flagship 5G smartphone in India on Wednesday, amid calls in the country for a boycott of Chinese products after a violent clash between Indian and Chinese troops along their disputed Himalayas border.

Oppo announced on Twitter earlier this week that it would host a livestream unveiling the Find X2, its first 5G smartphone in India on Wednesday via YouTube. However, this did not take place and Oppo uploaded a pre-recorded video on YouTube announcing the new smartphone instead.

“The Find X2 series was launched in India as scheduled on June 17,” said an Oppo spokesperson on Thursday. “It wasn’t cancelled – the launch took place via YouTube instead of using a live channel.”

Indian and Chinese troops clashed violently on Tuesday in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley, leading to the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers and an undisclosed number of Chinese soldiers. Following the border clash, hashtags like #HindiCheeniByeBye, #MadeInIndia and #BharatVsChina started trending on Twitter with Indian netizens calling for a boycott of Chinese products and support for domestic brands.

Oppo was the fifth-most popular smartphone brand in India and shipped 3.5 million devices in the first quarter of 2020, according to research firm Canalys. Xiaomi is the top player in India with almost a third of the market, with Chinese brands Vivo and Realme also in the top five – with Korea’s Samsung in third place. Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo all have operations in India, with manufacturing plants, flagship stores and service centres.

Read More




Neha Mule

Neha writes articles on sectors including medicine, food, materials, and science & technology. A qualified statistician, she has the ability to observe and analyze the trends in global markets and write compelling articles that help CXOs in decision making. She is a bookworm and loves to read fiction, lifestyle, science and technology. Neha comes with 6 years of experience in content writing and editing that involves blog writing, preparation of study materials and OERs.

More from Neha Mule

Smart News, Updates and Insights Drive Smarter Decisions

Smart Industry News is a one stop shop of industry news across the globe. We have a team of experts who provides latest updates on industry news to our readers daily. The news available on our website is general information and does not provide our customers with any legal or professional advice specific to any industry...

sales@smartindustrynews.com
media@smartindustrynews.com

Subscribe to our newsletter
Get the latest in your inbox weekly Sign up for the fully charged newsletter
Follow Us:
© The News and Media Division of The Insight Partners 2019 | All Rights Reserved