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Huawei may start handsets manufacturing in India

New Delhi: Chinese top smartphone-maker Huawei will start manufacturing handsets in India soon, details of which will be announced in a month. President for Huawei India Consumer Business Group, Peter Zhai in an event said “We already have licences for manufacturing in place. In the short term, we will announce our local manufacturing plan…in one month. As an international brand the company is interested in developing its India business at right time. It is going to be the second largest mobile devices market after China. We will be aggressive in India. Huawei will increase presence across 50,000 stores by this year-end from about a couple of thousands now. The company has a team of 3,000 people in R&D in India, which would be leveraged for local understanding of consumer needs.”

Meanwhile, the company launched its latest smartphone Huawei P9 priced at ₹39,999, which will be available on Flipkart from Wednesday. The latest handset has 12MP rear camera and 8MP front camera, RGB (red, green blue) and monochrome sensors for more light, hybrid auto focus with three different modes, wide-aperture feature and three film modes – standard, smooth and vivid.