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Deployment of Chinese Mobile Phone Brands and Their Supply Chains in India

  • Report

  • 24 Pages
  • June 2020
  • Region: China, India
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
  • ID: 5117018

With increased market saturation and competition, Chinese smartphone brands have aggressively tapped into overseas markets to create new business opportunities. India, the world’s second largest smartphone market, is undergoing rapid transition from 3G to 4G while the Indian government is planning to deploy and commercialize 5G networks. In a bid to develop the domestic smartphone industry, the Indian government has launched the Make in India initiative with policies to attract foreign investment and help foreign companies set up factories in India. As Chinese smartphone brands have established a solid foothold in India and continued to expand rapidly, their suppliers are likely to build up a local supply chain ecosystem in India. In the wake of changes in the global market, the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, and cost considerations, India will become another potential hub for smartphone brands.

List of Topics:

  • Deployment of Chinese Mobile Phone Brands and Their Supply Chains in India
  • Development of the Chinese smartphone market, touching on the shipments of 4G smartphones in China,
  • Development of the Indian smartphone market and includes Chinese brands; market presence, smartphone demand, and 5G phone sales in China
  • India's policies for smartphones, including the Phased Smartphone Manufacturing Program and preferable policies for smartphones, foreign investments, and taxation rates.
  • Smartphone supply chain in India, touching on the production and R&D of Chinese smartphone brands and ODMs in India
  • Outlook for the Indian smartphone industry and its supply chains
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Table of Contents

1. Current Status of Chinese Smartphone Market

2. Current Status of Indian Smartphone Market
2.1 Chinese Brands Hold 86% of Indian Smartphone Market
2.2 Smartphone Demand is Deferred to Late 2020 or 2021 on COVID-19
2.3 5G Phone Sales in India Affected by Telecoms’ Delays in 5G Commercialization

3. India's Policies for the Smartphone Industry
3.1 The Phased Smartphone Manufacturing Program
3.2 Preferential Policies for Smartphone Manufacturing Facility Imports, Foreign Investments, and Taxation

4. Smartphone Supply Chain in India
4.1 Emergence of Chinese Smartphone Brands in India
4.2 Development of Chinese Smartphone Brands; Suppliers in India

5. Outlook for India’s Smartphone Supply Chain

6. Author's Perspective


List of Companies

List of Tables
Table 1. The Phased Manufacturing Program: Taxation and Tax Rate for Smartphones
Table 2. Chinese Smartphone Brands; Production and R&D in India
Table 3. Chinese Smartphone ODMs; Production and R&D in India
Table 4. Chinese and Taiwanese Smartphone Brands and Their Suppliers in India
Table 5. Chinese and Taiwanese suppliers of the Apple iPhones

List of Figures
Figure 1 Shipments and Growth of Chinese 4G Smartphones



Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • AAC Technologies
  • Acer
  • Allwinner Technology
  • Aohai Technology. Apacer
  • Apple
  • ASE
  • ASUS
  • Aucksun
  • AUO
  • BAK
  • BOE
  • Bosch
  • BYD
  • Chipbond
  • ChipMOS
  • Chunghua Picture Tubes
  • Cisco
  • Coho Technology
  • Compeq
  • CTC
  • Delta
  • Desay Battery
  • Dynpack
  • EMC
  • ESMT
  • Flex
  • Flexium
  • Flextronics
  • FocalTech
  • FortuneShip
  • Foxconn
  • Foxlink
  • Goertek
  • GSEO
  • Hannstar
  • Hipad Intelligent
  • Hisilicon
  • Hitech Semiconductor
  • HKC
  • Holitech
  • Honor
  • HTC
  • Huaxing Photoelectric
  • Innolux
  • Intel
  • Intex
  • Karbonn Mobiles
  • Kinwong
  • Kire Optronics
  • KYEC
  • Largan
  • Lava
  • Lenovo
  • LG
  • Lingsen Precision
  • Lision Technology
  • Lite-On
  • Luxshare ICT
  • MCM
  • Mediatek
  • Merry
  • M-Flex
  • Micromax
  • Nokia
  • Novatek
  • O-film
  • On-Bright Electronics
  • OnePlus
  • Oppo
  • Panasonic
  • Parade
  • Phison Electronics
  • Powertech
  • Primax
  • Q Technology
  • RDA Microelectronics
  • Realtek
  • Richtek Technolog
  • Rockchip Electronics
  • Samsung
  • Sanan Optoelectronics
  • Shennan Circuits
  • Sigurd Microelectronics
  • Silead
  • Simplo
  • SMIC
  • SPIL
  • Spreadtrum
  • Sterlite
  • Sunny Optical
  • Sunwin Electro-Technology
  • Sunwoda Electronic
  • Superpix
  • TCL
  • Tecno Mobile
  • TFME
  • Tianma Microelectronics
  • Tianshui Huatian
  • TPK
  • Tripod
  • Truly Opto-electronics
  • Tsinghua Unigroup
  • TSMC
  • TXD Technology
  • UMC
  • Unimicro
  • VIS
  • Vivo
  • Wind Communication
  • Wingtec
  • Winstek
  • Wintek
  • Wistron
  • Xiaomi
  • XMC
  • Youngfast
  • YTEC
  • Zhen Ding Technology
  • ZTE


Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach

The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis