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Alcatel Flash eyes manufacturing in India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Alcatel Flash, a brand of Hong Kong-based TCL Communication, today said it is evaluating manufacturing in to bolster its presence in the domestic market.

The company, which today launched its latest handset 'Flash 2', priced at Rs 9,299 with e-commerce firm Flipkart, sees as its top market in the South East region.

"is a strategic market for us. It is the top market in the South East region... We are evaluating whether we should manufacture here," Alcatel Flash General Manager Albert Wong told PTI.

He added that though no firm plans have been drawn, the company will most likely partner with a third party to manufacture in

In the last few month, a bunch of handset makers like Xiaomi, Motorola and Gionee have started manufacturing operations in in partnership with electronics major Foxconn.

Being one of the fastest growing smartphone markets globally, is poised to overtake the US as the second-largest market in the next few years.

Shipments in grew 44 per cent to 26.5 million units in April-June, as per research firm IDC.

Talking about the new product, Wong said Alcatel Flash 2 has a strong focus on mobile photography.

"We are working on building a community of enthusiasts rather than just selling phones here. We want to be more focused on the mobile photography feature... We will launch two devices next year," he said.

Praveen Valecha, Regional Director at Alcatel Pacific Business Unit India, said the company already has a team working across social networking and digital marketing in tandem with headquarters.

The device features a 5-inch display, 1.3GHz octa core processor, 13MP rear and 5MP front camera, 2GB RAM, 16 GB memory (expandable up to 128GB) and 3,000 mAh battery.

First Published: Tue, October 20 2015. 16:22 IST