Xiaomi uses 'Made in India' banners to cover branding at stores
In the backdrop of the Sino-India border tension, the All India Mobile Retailers Association had written to Chinese mobile brands to highlight the threat of vandalism at offline stores by people amid calls for boycotting Chinese products in certain sections.
Xiaomi covers up its store branding with Make in India logo
Xiaomi has started to cover its logo and sign boards with the 'Made in India' log...
Boycott China: Xiaomi more Indian than local handset companies, says India MD
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Facing 'mob mentality' on social media, but Indian consumers are smart: Xiaomi's Jain
We have generated employment for 50,000 people in India, including Xiaomi India team members and everybody that works exclusively for Xiaomi, said Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar.
App ban won’t impact your Chinese phones, for now
Banning apps may impact the strong grip that Chinese phone makers have on Indian markets.
Refurbished phones demand surges amid supply crunch for new devices
“We have been witnessing a sudden increase in demand for refurbished phones in the last two-three days,” said Nakul Kumar, chief operating officer of Cashify. “But fulfilment is becoming an issue since the supply is quickly drying up for us as well."
Not easy for local phone companies to match China peers
Local handset makers will need to invest on innovation and intellectual property to compete with Chinese peers.
Vivo in Touch with Indian Govt on Customs Clearance: Official
“It is a continuous thing, and we are in touch with the government. There were hiccups, but things are improving. There was such a huge backlog since the lockdown but overall we are starting to get our shipments for manufacturing,” Nipun Marya, director-brand strategy at Vivo India, told ET.
Handset makers seek FM’s intervention for urgent release of Chinese cargo
ICEA, which represents the likes of Apple, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and contract manufacturer Foxconn pointed that even goods already cleared and loaded in trucks for transport to the users' warehouse are being recalled and examined.
Broken supply worries Indian electronics companies
Smartphone vendors including Vivo, Oppo and Xiaomi had already been operating at about 40% of pre-Covid-19 capacity and even this level could come to a grinding halt because most components are supplied from China, experts said. A spokesperson at Xiaomi told ET the smartphone market leader was "evaluating the situation."
HMD Global bets on Finnish roots, focus on security for success in Indian market
All Nokia phones sold in India (except for Nokia 9 PureView and Nokia 8 Sirocco) are locally manufactured in partnership with multiple ODMs (original design manufacturers).
India has cleared all consignments, says Foxconn
Even after the security alert was withdrawn, government sources said, clearances are happening on a case-by-case basis and it will continue to do 100% manual checks for import shipments of Chinese companies.
Chinese handset brands planning to put India investments on hold
Major smartphone investors such as Oppo and Vivo in fact are yet to register for India’s ambitious production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for manufacturing, even though the likes of Apple phone makers Foxconn and Wistron, besides local manufacturers such as Dixon, Lava and Karbonn have done so.
Chinese phones continue to ring at full volume
There has been no palpable impact on sales of Chinese electronics brands in the Indian market.
Samsung set to gain amid Chinese handset brands' pain
Samsung may displace Vivo and regain its No. 2 position by September end, if not the end of the June quarter, benefitting from the anti-China sentiment in India and the unavailability of fresh stocks of Chinese smartphones, experts said.