“The investment in electronics manufacturing, which was around Rs 11,000 crore, has risen to Rs 1.24 lakh crore. It is a great sense of satisfaction, as indicated to me, this (Huawei) will be 40th manufacturing unit in the country,” IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said while innaugurating the Huawei-Flex Chennai manufacturing facility from here.
Huawei will start making its Honor series phones at the manufacturing plant of Flextronics from October 1. “Today we announce the start of manufacturing of our Honor phones in India with Flextronics. This underlines our long term committment for India. Spectrum auction is coming and we will like to commit to Indian industry that we will make available all out latest technology product including 4G, 4G plus and 5G products,” Huawei India Chief Executive Officer Jay Chen said. He said that Huawei is the third-largest smartphone maker after Apple and Samsung. “We have partnered with Flextronics who work with us globally to make our Honor series smartphones in the country. Initially we have tied up for 3 million units and will scale up as per demand,” Huawei said.