How do you know that your mobile is Made in India without understanding the difference between manufactured or assembled mobiles?
Quick facts about Chinese mobiles
- 73% of mobiles sold in India in the Q1 of 2020 were of China origin
- Most Chinese mobiles sold in India are made locally in the country
- There is company making fully Made in India smartphones
With PM Narendra Modi putting more focus on Made in India, the government has floated a scheme to encourage mobile manufacturers to increase their local production by 2025.
Companies are given incentives to start making mobiles in the country but there is a long way to go before the country gets its fully functional mobile manufacturing units.
Made in India mobiles are assembled phones
Mobile manufacturers including Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo of China and Samsung of South Korea make phones according to in “Make in India” program that allows assembling of devices in India.
Since it isn’t possible to get everything needed for making a mobile in the country, the manufacturers import many components from factories situated outside the country like in China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Vietnam. All the important components of a mobile are brought in India and assembled at local factories.
Mobile components brought from outside the country
Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets is a good example of imported mobile components. Since the technology needed for making these chipsets isn’t available in India, they have to be imported from their country of origin.
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