The Indian Government aims to restrict the sale of Chinese smartphones under Rs 12,000 to kick-start its domestic industry.
The Chinese Smartphones Industry was left terrified after the report that the Indian Government was going to ban Chinese smartphones in the Rs. 12,000 categories. Many people in society are using social media platforms to question this move. And how the government would work around this, given that the local brand of India cannot match the overall quality of devices sold by Chinese brands,
3 things to know about phone, how does it affect our Indian Market:
Indian Market effect: Ever since Chinese smartphones entered the Indian market, they have dominated the market with their low-price range, and their market share in India is more than 80%. Since the two countries clashed in Galwan Valley in 2020, there have been numerous calls in India to boycott Chinese products.
The only Non-Chinese phones manufacturer performing well in India is Samsung, the second-largest smartphones maker in the country. The report says the market share was 19% in Quarter 2 of 2022, just an increase of 1 % from last year.
Manufacturing Setup in India: The Indian government is asking Chinese companies to set up their manufacturing units in India, but most Chinese smartphone companies only assemble their smartphones in India. Another reason is that the Indian government wants to ban Chinese smartphones that cost under Rs. 12,000.
Jio might be The Biggest Beneficiary If Government Bans Chinese Smartphones Recently, Jio announced the launch of a smartphone at an affordable price range of Rs 9,000 to Rs 12,000. Past leaks suggest that the Jio Phone 5G will feature a 6.5-inch display with a resolution of 1600 x 720 (HD+). The affordable smartphone is expected to be powered by Snapdragon’s budget 5G chipset – the Snapdragon 480. This is said to be paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, with support for storage expansion via a microSD card. If Indian manufactured devices had been good enough, then they would’ve had a higher market share. You can’t blame foreign companies.