India’s top handset body has called on the government to create a special package to help revive local handset makers who have been pushed to the fringes in the market dominated by Chinese players besides Samsung on end, and Reliance Retail’s JioPhone on the other.

The special package would help Indian companies tap the $250-billion global opportunities in the entry-level smartphone segment, he said, adding that they will help create “champion” companies in India similar to what the US, China, and South Korea did with their domestic companies.

Prabhu Ram, head-industry intelligence group (IIG), CyberMedia Research (CMR), said that the Indian players can tap the sub-$200 price category in the smartphone segment in India, Africa and Eastern Europe.

Source: Economic Times

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