Samsung to double production of phones in India this year

- Adrian Ungureanu

The Korean tech giant is expected to double phone production in India, with the expansion work being completed soon to start operations later this year, according to industry sources on May 30.

Samsung has been expanding its production lines in Noida, a city in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh, to increase its phone production capacity from the current 5 million units per month to 10 million units. A total of 50 billion rupees (US$736.90 million) has been invested in the expansion.

India has become one of the company’s three global production bases along with China and Vietnam. Samsung produces more than 20 million phones in Vietnam and 10 million units in China every year.

With the increased production, Samsung plans to speed up launch schedules and produce India-only budget models to better appeal to local consumers.