Samsung opens phone factory in India - Nigeria Tech Zone

South Korean Giant, World wide known company, biggest and largest Smartphone makers, electronics producers and manufacturers, Samsung Electronics unveils one of the biggest Smartphone factory in India.

Today, being the 9th of July, with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and South Korean president Moon Jae-in, present along with Samsung Electronics, will be cutting the ribbon, reported by Bloomberg.

It is claimed to be the world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturing plant. And located in Noida, a satellite city of the Indian capital Delhi, and might launch around 120 million smartphones per year.

Of course, Samsung and Apple have made plans to launch more entry-level affordable Android powered Smartphone in India, and Samsung launching a big and large Smartphone factory, will definitely propel them to achieving their goals, Xiaomi needs to top up their game.

Although, in Nigeria, we have AfriOne company, where they aim to produce 300,000 phones every month in their manufacturing facility, situated in Lagos. But most components comes from imported goods, pulse reported.

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018)

In early January 2018, Samsung said “Manufacturing a mobile phone requires 400 components, none is available in Nigeria” Mr Sung Yoon, the Chief Executive Officer of Samsung Electronics Africa, made this known during an interactive session with newsmen on Thursday in Lagos.

Samsung Electronics has said that one of the reasons for not establishing a manufacturing plant in Nigeria is because its market share in the country is not big enough. Punchng reported.

He said that the company had manufacturing plants in Vietnam, China, South Africa and Korea, hence, having one in Nigeria is a thing of the future.

But Tecno, having most of the market share in Nigeria has been rumored to open a Smartphone factory in Nigeria, but this news was reported since 2016, and still in 2018, there is no talk. This isn’t the first time, top tech giant are skipping Nigeria, recently, Google opened its first AI research in Ghana.

India is a huge smartphone market with over 400 million users, but the country’s population of 1.3 billion. While Nigeria population is over 195million, Ghana population is over 29million, Nigeria still stands a greater chance. We need a change in Nigeria!

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