Huawei is one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world. This company is currently the third largest smartphone manufacturer out there, and only Samsung and Apple are still unreachable for this company. Huawei is also the largest smartphone manufacturer in China, and it seems like the company has big plans for India as well, the fastest growing smartphone market in the world. This company had unveiled their Huawei P9 smartphone in India yesterday, and along with that device, the company had also released a new version of Huawei Watch in India, a variant with the metal band. As some of you might know, the Huawei Watch was available in India, but only the version with the leather band. In any case, it seems like Huawei intends to increase their efforts in India, read on.
As you might know, many smartphone manufacturers already manufacture devices in India as part of the ‘Make in India’ initiative, Xiaomi included. Well, Huawei intends to join that list of companies soon, which will certainly benefit the company’s sales in the country. “Now we already have licenses for manufacturing in place. In short term we will announce our local manufacturing plan… in one month,” said Peter Zhai, President for Huawei India Consumer Business Group. He shared this info during the Huawei P9 launch yesterday, and this more or less confirms Huawei’s plans, and on top of all, Huawei expects India to be their second largest market for mobile devices, right after China. Zhai also added: “As an international brand, we are interested in developing our India business at the right time. It is going to be second largest mobile devices market after China. We will be aggressive in India. Huawei will increase presence across 50,000 stores by the end of this year from about couple of thousands now”.
Now, Huawei is definitely not new in India, they’ve been selling devices over there for a long, long time, but this will give them a way to cut costs and quite probably offer their products faster to Indian consumers. In addition to all this, Huawei also plans to open branded stores in the country, but they still don’t have everything planned out, so that might take some time to happen. That is more or less it, Huawei will start manufacturing devices in India soon, and final plans will be revealed within a month, if everything goes to plan, which are certainly great news for Huawei’s fans in the country.