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Samsung planning to shift export-centric smartphone production to India under the PLI scheme

The Indian government recently dropped a few onerous clauses from the Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme, alongside planning an incentive program worth $6.6 billion. The idea was to invite companies to manufacture their goods in India with a view to not only supply into the country, but also export from it. The changes appear to be...

India eases restrictions and plans $6.6 billion to boost smartphone manufacturing

In an attempt to attract more foreign investment from smartphone manufacturers during these trying times, the Indian government has dropped a few clauses from its production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme and has planned an incentive of about $6.6 billion. According to a recent report from the Economic Times, officials familiar with the matter have revealed that the...

OPPO plans to assemble 100 million smartphones in India in 2020

With the new year finally upon us, smartphone OEMs have begun sharing their vision and targets for the year. OPPO's plan for 2020 was to evolve and grow better as a brand beyond just smartphones, leveraging 5G as the driving force for these experiences. India also occupies a key position in this vision, as OPPO...

OnePlus opens its first R&D center in India to focus on global product development

India is an important market for smartphone OEMs, as it is one of the few markets that has continued to grow despite a global slowdown in smartphone sales. All major players are looking to cut themselves a piece of this pie, and many have refocused their efforts to cater to the Indian audience. At an...

Lenovo/Motorola will make India an export hub and target the Rs. 10,000-20,000 segment

Lenovo-owned Motorola, which sparked the shift to smartphones in India with its first Moto G smartphone, is now reduced to the 12th spot on the leaderboard. This due to the cut-throat competition from Chinese peers including OPPO, Vivo, as well as the current leader of the Indian smartphone market - Xiaomi. The Chinese players, especially...

Samsung may stop production of Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 in India following changes made to Make in India plan

In order to promote manufacturing within India, the Indian government had introduced the Phased Manufacturing Programme (PMP) in August 2017 through an official notification issued by the Government of India's Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology. The PMP furthers the goals of the Make in India initiative by discouraging companies from importing components and instead,...

OnePlus says 10-15% of their new Indian users are Apple defectors

The festive season in India is in full swing, with the country celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights. Diwali is one of the major festivals of the country and is marked not only by the colorful rangolis, lit-up homes, and firework celebrations but also by the rush of purchases by Indian families in the preceding...

OnePlus Wants to Manufacture the OnePlus 3T in India Soon

It is clear that OnePlus has been struggling to meet the demand of the OnePlus 3T (and even the original OnePlus 3 in some markets). I personally ordered mine back on December 4th, and it's not even scheduled to ship until tomorrow, December 22nd. Other employees at the XDA office have also had to wait...