Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Samsung launches world’s largest mobile phone factory in India

Samsung launches world’s largest mobile phone factory in India

The Samsung's new unit is also expected to create employment for more than 5000 people. Ltd's mobile phone factory in Noida-the largest in the world.

"Appreciating the role of Korea in technological innovations, he said", Whenever I talk to business community representatives I always mention one thing that I don't think there is a middle class home in India where a Korean product is not found". India is also not likely to get the status of "native English speaking nation", though South Korea has accorded this to some other countries, including South Africa.

According to an article in the Diplomat magazine's website, "During the (2017 presidential) election campaign, Moon pledged that he would elevate ties with India to the level of Korea's relations with the four major powers in and around the Korean Peninsula-China, Japan, Russia and the United States". Commuters taking the Yamuna Expressway, Greater Noida, Pari Chowk to reach Delhi using Noida-Greater Noida Expressway have been advised to use alternative routes to avoid inconvenience, while all those travelling from Delhi Noida Direct Flyway to New Ashok Nagar, Greater Noida, Greater Noida West, Ghaziabad should take NH24.

The Samsung unit was set up in Noida back in 1995 and it was used to initially produce television sets.

In 1997, the plant started manufacturing televisions, and in 2003, expanded to manufacturing refrigerators.

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The new Samsung plant in Noida will provide 1,000 more jobs directly. More than 120 local factories now assemble mobile phones and accessories like chargers, batteries, powerbanks and earphones in India, according to tech research firm Counterpoint.

In 2012, Samsung became the leader in mobile phones in the country and the Noida facility rolled out the first-ever "Galaxy S3" device.

Samsung now manufactures over 60 million smartphones annually in India and with the new plant, it is expected to manufacture almost 120 million mobile phones.

Samsung has been enjoying a feast in the smartphone market, especially in India, where it has the tag of highest selling mobile brand, after Xiaomi. The investment seems to make complete sense as 10 per cent of its production takes place in India and Samsungs plans to enhance it further to 50 per cent in the next three years.

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