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Samsung begins manufacturing smartwatches in India

By: PTI | New Delhi |

July 9, 2020 four:01:39 pm

Samsung, Samsung Make in India, Samsung smartwatches, Samsung smartwatches make in India Samsung has not offered particulars round manufacturing capability for these gadgets or the funding made. (Categorical Picture)

Tech large Samsung on Thursday stated it has began manufacturing smartwatches in India at its Noida facility as a part of its ‘Make in India’ efforts.

The South Korean firm, which has its largest smartphone manufacturing facility in Noida, has additionally launched a brand new 4G-enabled smartwatch priced at Rs 28,490 that shall be manufactured domestically.

“The Aluminium version of Galaxy Watch Active2 4G is our most reasonably priced 4G watch now. It’s additionally the primary smartwatch to be made in India. With Galaxy Watch Active2 4G, now we have additionally began manufacturing our total vary of 18 smartwatches in India as a part of ‘Make for India’ programme,” Samsung India Senior Vice President, Cell Enterprise, Mohandeep Singh stated in a press release.

The corporate, nevertheless, didn’t present particulars round manufacturing capability for these gadgets or the funding made.

In June 2017, Samsung had introduced a Rs four,915 crore funding to double its manufacturing capability for smartphones and fridges at its Noida (Uttar Pradesh) plant. In 2018, the corporate stated it’ll double its annual handset manufacturing capability to 120 million models by 2020 from the Noida plant.

The Galaxy Watch Active2 4G Aluminium version provides to Samsung’s 4G smartwatch vary that includes three sizes (42mm, 44mm and 46mm) and two distinctive design templates (elegant traditional and fashionable minimalistic), the assertion stated.

The 18 smartwatches being made in India are priced between Rs 19,990-35,990.

The Galaxy Watch Active2 4G comes with e-SIM connectivity that helps customers keep linked for calls, messages and notifications. It will likely be accessible from July 11 onwards throughout retail shops and on-line portals.

In keeping with analysis agency IDC, the India sensible wearables market clocked 80.6 per cent year-over-year (y-o-y) development to four.2 million unit shipments within the March 2020 quarter.

Watches noticed a y-o-y development of 43.three per cent within the stated quarter with about 2,09,400 watches being shipped within the nation, it added.

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