In the recent year the Chinese electronics have been doing really well in India but due to deadly dispute between Indian and the Chinese troops people in the country have been encouraging each other to boycott China-made products, that includes all the electronics items, smartphones as well as apps like TikTok. So the customers these days don’t want to buy Chinese products and this would definitely be benefiting other brands such as Samsung. Right now four of the top five smartphone brands in India are from China which includes Xiaomi, Vivo. Realme and Oppo. According to the report India is known to be the second-largest smartphone market after China. Right now companies such as Xiaomi, Nokia and Apple don’t manufacture phones in India but Oppo, Vivo and Samsung phones are locally made as a part of the Make in India campaign. These brands make all or some parts of the smartphone in India and most of the devices made in India are assembled in the country therefore no handsets are fully made in India. So we have made a list of brands that are selling smartphones that are made and sold in India only.
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Samsung is a South Korean electronics major that has been ranked third with a 15.6 percent market share in the country and is the only non-Chinese company that comes in the list of top 5 smartphone brands in India. Its factory is located in Noida, Uttar Pradesh and it currently employs more than 20,000 Indian employees. Samsung not only manufactures its products in the country but also ships them outside India. However, factories located outside the country are in Vietnam and South Korea only. In India, popular M and A series devices, as well as Note series smartphones, are being produced however smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy Fold, and Galaxy Z Flip are not made in India.
Smartphones made in India: Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, Galaxy S10, S10e, S10+, Galaxy M01, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M31, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M30, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy, A20s, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A2 Core
Vivo is a Chinese smartphone company and currently employs 10,000 Indian employees at its Greater Noida plants located in Uttar Pradesh. In the country, all the smartphones being sold are made in India. The list includes Vivo Y50, Y19, S1 Pro, V17, V19, Y91, Y11, U20, V17, Pro, U10, Z1x, S1, V15, V15 Pro, Y91i, Z1 Pro, iQOO 3 and Y12.
Oppo’s headquarter is in China and the company makes and sells 48 million smartphones in a year in India. Its plants are also located in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh and it employs 10,000 Indian employees. Besides manufacturing Oppo smartphones its plant also manufactures the device of its sister brand OnePlus as well as Realme.
Oppo smartphones being manufactured in India: Find X2, Reno 3 Pro, Reno 2, Reno 2F, Reno 2Z, Reno 10x Zoom, F15, F11, F11 Pro, A31 2020, A9 2020, A52, A5 2020, A12, A11K, K3
Smartphones manufactured in India: Realme X3, X3 SuperZoom, X50 Pro, X2 Pro, X2 Pro, Master Edition, X2, X, X Master Edition, XT, 6 Pro,6, 5 Pro, 5s, 5,3 Pro, 3, 3i, Narzo 10, Narzo 10A, C3, C2
OnePlus is the Chinese premium smartphone brand and only assembling of its devices is done at the Oppo factory located in Greater Noida as it does not has its own manufacturing unit in the country. However, its Research and Development center is based in Hyderabad where it employs 100-500 employees.
Smartphones assembled in India: OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, OnePlus 7T, 7T Pro
Apple iPhones are manufactured in India by Chennai and Bengaluru based companies Foxconn and Wistron. One few devices are being made in India and this includes iPhone XR, iPhone 7 and soon the company will also begin manufacturing iPhone SE, iPhone 11 series, iPhone XS and iPhone 8 and 8 Plus however all these devices are imported in the country.
Asus is a Taiwan based electronics giant that also deals in Pcs and laptops other than making smartphones. Its India unit is located in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. Still, its devices such as ROG Phones and Asus 6Z are being imported into the country.
Motorola is also a Chinese company headquartered in Chicago, United States. The company is owned by China-based Lenovo and in India, its plat is located in Tamil Nadu.
Made in India: Motorola Razr 2019, One Fusion+, One Vision, One Action, One Macro, G8 Power Lite, G8 Plus, E6s.
Imported: Motorola Edge+
Huawei and Honor
Huawei is another Chinese company that has a sub-brand Honor that sells the device in India. Other than Honor 8X, 8C and 10 Lite all the devices from the companies are either assembled or imported in India. Information on these Honor devices are still unclear:9X Pro, 9X, 20, 20i and 20 Pro
Imported Huawei devices: P40 Pro, P40, P30 Pro, P30 Lite, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20
Nokia (HMD Global)
HMD Global licenses Nokia and is based in Finland. Its products are being manufactured by Foxconn in Andhra Pradesh.
Made in India devices: Nokia 7.2, Nokia 7.1, Nokia 6.2, Nokia 5.3, Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 2.3
Imported: Nokia 9 PureView
Lava and Micromax
Lava has closed its design unit in China and is said to invest Rs 800 crore for design and development in India. Its factory is located in Noida and acts as a contract manufacturer for US-based telecom operators.
Made in India devices: Lava Z93 and Z62
For a very long time, the company Micromax did not sell any smartphone in the country through its headquarters located in India. Earlier it imported the Chinese devices and sold it with its own branding in India. After a long break, the company has announced that soon it is going to launch three new devices in the country.
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