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Taiwan’s HTC has signed an agreement with contract manufacturer Global Device
Network to produce entry-level and mid-range smartphones in India, according to Indian telecom news site ET Telecom.
By finalizing its “Make in India” initiative with Global Device Network, HTC will become the second major global smartphone maker to produce handsets in the country after Samsung, ET Telecom reported on Monday.
The contractor has already begun assembling HTC phones on a trial basis and commercial production is expected to start from mid-July to supply HTC’s markets in India, Africa and the Middle East, the report said, citing three senior industry executives.
The HTC smartphones made in India will be the Desire series, priced between 10,000-25,000 Indian rupees (US$160-$390). The Taiwanese company has no plans to assemble its flagship One series models in India, the report said. [FULL STORY]