Gionee F103 — made in India for Indians
In fulfillment of its recent promise to begin producing products in India under the government’s “Make in India” initiative, Chinese OEM Gionee has today launched its first smartphone that was manufactured on Indian soil.
Assembled in the Indian city of Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, Gionee F103 was produced in India and for Indians. Coming with a price tag of INR 9,999 (roughly $155), the spanking new midrange smartphone marks a great milestone for the Indian government’s bid for foreign companies to begin employing Indian labor and facilities for production of products.
“I am really happy to welcome Gionee in Andhra Pradesh,” Minister Chandrababu Naidu said.
“We will ensure that the company faces no hurdles in its Make in India initiative and will provide all the support.
“By 2020, electronics and hardware demand will be worth $400 billion in the country. Mobile phones will account for 38 per cent of this hardware demand. With so many companies starting their manufacturing journey in Sri City within a year, going forward I can assure Andhra Pradesh will become the hardware manufacturing hub. We are aiming to create the best ecosystem for local manufacturing with special emphasis on the necessary skill development,” he added.
Spec-wise, the Gionee F103 comes with a 5-inch HD touchscreen, 64-bit MediaTek MT6735 SoC, 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, expandable 16GB of storage, 8MP rear and 5MP front camera combo, Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and a 2,400mAh battery.
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