You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Huawei expands Honor range of smartphones made in India

Topics
Business Finance

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Smartphone maker Huawei has commenced assembling of budget smartphone Honor 7X at the manufacturing unit of Flex India near here, as part of expanding the product range.

The China-headquartered company has been making Holly 3 model in partnership Flex India since September 2016 under the 'Make in India' initiative at Sriperumbudur unit, about 65 km from here.

It was later increased to smartphone Honor 6X and now commenced assembling of Honor 7X, a company statement said.

The Sriperumbudur unit operates three shifts and has been assembling Honor 7X smartphone since middle of January.

Honor continues to strengthen the base by investing in research and development and setting up manufacturing unit for the Indian operations, Huawei Consumer Business Group, Vice President (sales), P Sanjeev said.

Honor has harnessed to move up the growth trajectory with consistent investments towards consumer-centric smartphones like the Honor 7X, he said.

"Honor and Huawei will keep evaluating the demands for the product in India and will keep trying to up the ante for indigenous production and localisation. Huawei's manufacturing initiative is part of its commitment to the Government of India 'Make in India' vision by harnessing local talent", he said.

Huawei's Consumer Business Group comprises of dual brands Huawei and Honor. It shipped 139 million smartphones globally in 2016.

"The smartphone manufacturing announcement is another milestone in Huawei's 18-year journey in India and the production of the bestseller Honor 7X is another milestone", he said.

Compared to fourth quarter of 2016, the company witnessed a "three time" growth in fourth quarter of 2017, he said.

The company said it had also expanded the service network by adding four new exclusive service centers in metro cities.

As per the International Data Corporation, Honor led the online smartphone market with a global shipment value of USD 2.5 billion in first quarter of 2017, it added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Wed, January 31 2018. 19:45 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU