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Offbeat Samsung opens world's largest phone factory in India

16:12  09 july  2018
16:12  09 july  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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Samsung , the world ’ s leading smartphone manufacturer, has opened a new factory in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India , which is touted as the world ’ s largest mobile factory . In the year 2012, Samsung became the leader in mobile phones in India .

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a circuit board: FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung is seen on a building during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona © REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung is seen on a building during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Samsung Electronics on Monday announced the opening of what it said is the world's biggest mobile phone manufacturing facility as the South Korean tech group seeks to expand production in the world's fastest growing major mobile phone market.

The facility, on the outskirts of New Delhi, will allow Samsung to manufacture phones at a lower cost due to its scale, while other phone making hubs in China, South Korea and Vietnam are getting expensive, analysts who track the sector said.

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India is a huge market of opportunity, but one that remains price-sensitive with extremely tight margins. There’s perhaps no stronger illustration of that than Samsung — the world ’ s biggest phone maker — deciding to open the world ’ s biggest phone factory there.

India is a huge market of opportunity, but one that remains price-sensitive with extremely tight margins. There’s perhaps no stronger illustration of that than Samsung — the world ’ s biggest phone maker — deciding to open the world ’ s biggest phone factory there.

The factory, to be inaugurated jointly by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, will also help Samsung compete with rivals such as China's Xiaomi, which became India's biggest smartphone brand by shipments earlier this year.

Samsung also plans to export India-made handsets, the company said in a statement.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has imposed taxes on import of key smartphone components as part of a plan to make India a hub for electronics manufacturing to boost growth as well create tens of millions of new jobs.

(Reporting by Sankalp Phartiyal. Editing by Jane Merriman)

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