Connect with us

Make in India

DataWind sets up Manufacturing Facility in Hyderabad to Produce 20 lakhs Smartphones every year



The low-cost smartphone maker Datawind which also produces Akash tablets has announced to set up its new manufacturing unit in Hyderabad under the ‘Make in India’ initiative. Apart from the Akash tablets, the company has launched ultra-low cost smartphones that come along with one year of free internet by Reliance and Telenor. This will be the company’s second plant in India, where its first unit in Amritsar is used for assembling Touchpanels.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Suneet Singh Tuli, President & CEO, DataWind said,

“We are excited to announce the expansion of our operations in Telangana. In addition to empowering citizens with affordable technology and internet access, we are committed to the communities where we operate by generating local jobs.

The manufacturing facility in Hyderabad is the second facility of DataWind in India after Amritsar set up under Make in India campaign of the Prime Minister. It will have a capacity to produce 20 lakhs units of tablets and smartphones per annum and will cater to the growing demand of low cost devices in the country.”

The Hyderabad unit is said to start its production within the first in 90 days and will create 500 plus jobs within the first few months. According to the company, the unit starts with an initial investment of Rs. 100 crores and the production starts with manufacturing smartphones and tablets. It will have a capacity of manufacturing 5,000 units per day and is targeting a production of two million units a year.

Last year the company announced to launch the world’s most affordable 4G LTE smartphone priced at just Rs. 3,000. It will also come with one year of unlimited internet for free, but this offer doesn’t support video streaming or download content. As said earlier, the company has already collaborated with Reliance and Telenor for this offer and is in talks with other service providers.


Continue Reading

Recommended Video

Connect on Facebook

Top 5

Top 53 months ago

Top Features of the Vivo V7 Plus Smartphone

Vivo has finally unveiled the all-new selfie-centric smartphone dubbed Vivo V7 Plus in India. Though it is the successor to V5...

Top 54 months ago

Top 5 Best Performing Smartphones Under Rs 30,000 You Can Buy in August 2017

2017 has been an amazing year for smartphones. We have seen some really great smartphones launching this year so far...

Top 56 months ago

Top 5 Features of the Panasonic Eluga Ray Smartphone

Panasonic launched the new Eluga Ray smartphone here in India a couple of weeks back. This is yet another offering...

Top 51 year ago

Top 3 Smartphones from UMi you should take a look at

UMi is a Chinese smartphone manufacturing company that has launched a couple of smartphones previously. The smartphone manufactured by the...

Top 51 year ago

Fix Top 5 Pokemon Go Problems like Server Issues, GPS error, Battery Drain

Pokémon Go by Niantic began rolling out to players across the globe, and like all any other new game release,...

Top 51 year ago

Top 5 Features of Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro & On7 Pro Smartphones

The South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung, has been doing pretty good job with the budget smartphone lineup. They have introduced...

iPhone 6s - 1750mAh Battery iPhone 6s - 1750mAh Battery
Top 51 year ago

5 Tips to Make your Smartphone Battery Last till the End of the Day

Smartphones are the most useful piece of gadget that we own, which helps us get our jobs done easily. We...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus - Top Features Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus - Top Features
Top 52 years ago

5 Most Important Features of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung fans must be in awe this year, as they’ve got to see two new flagship devices within the span...

Top 5 Missing Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Top 5 Missing Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Top 52 years ago

Top 5 Missing Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung has launched the much-anticipated smartphone ‘Galaxy Note 5‘ with not much improvements over specifications, but you can find the...

Samsung Glaxat Note 5 Featured image Samsung Glaxat Note 5 Featured image
Top 52 years ago

Top 5 – Most Important features of Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the biggest announcement by Samsung Mobiles in New York. The features of the device are pretty...