According to a report published by CyberMedia Research (CMR) for Q3 2018, “Make in India program is contributing to a significant rise in domestic manufacturing of mobile handsets,” and almost 94 per cent of mobile handsets sold in the country are now being manufactured domestically.
Prabhu Ram, Head – Industry Intelligence Group (IIG), CMR, commenting on the state of mobile phone manufacturing in India said, ‘CKD level manufacturing constitutes almost half of the overall market. Major smartphone brands such as Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi have moved largely to SMT. Reliance Retail Jiophone also entered into SMT production in 3Q 2018. Among domestic players, Lava has the major share in SMT production.’