The latest company that plans to make smartphones in India is Lenovo owned Motorola. As per a report from the Economic Times, Motorola is thinking about this move to make India one of the largest markets globally.
“We expect to soon take a call on the possibilities of India manufacturing, considering we are significantly growing sales in India and the smartphone market here holds enormous potential,”
said Marcus Frost, Motorola’s global senior marketing director for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
Motorola will consider both company-owned and third-party manufacturing and is closely studying the ” Make in India” policy of the current government. Other global smartphone makers like Sony, Xiaomi and Gionee are already considering local manufacturing in India. These companies are expected to kick start their plans this year.
The report said that currently, Motorola manufactures its smartphones in China and Latin America. It however, has a global software R&D facility in Bangalore. India and China are the only markets where both Lenovo and Motorola brands are sold together, while globally the two brands are segregated market wise. Motorola currently has more than 3% share of the Indian smartphone market, dominated by Samsung and Micromax.