Foxconn to help its Chinese clients expand smartphone sales in emerging markets

Foxconn to help its Chinese clients expand smartphone sales in emerging markets
According to industry sources, Foxconn wants to help its Chinese handset clients expand their sales in emerging markets. The contract assembler counts as clients such expanding manufacturers as Xiaomi and Meizu. The former saw its smartphone shipments more than triple in 2014. Last year, it expanded to a number of emerging markets like Brazil, India, Indonesia, Russia and Turkey. But so far, results have been disappointing.

In India, the company sold 1 million phones in 2014, starting back in July. But Xiaomi has been banned from selling any handsets in the country until February. Ericsson has taken Xiaomi to court in India, claiming that the company is infringing on eight of its patents related to 3G, EDGE and AMR (adaptive multi-rate) technologies. The Delhi High Court will issue a final ruling next month.

Regardless of the outcome of the case, Foxconn could end up partnering with Xiaomi to build smartphone factories in India and Brazil. The Indian plant could be operational as soon as this year.

Back in August, Xiaomi pulled the high-end Xiaomi Mi 3 in India despite selling 95,000 units including a block of 15,000 that sold in two seconds. Xiaomi replaced the model with its entry-level Xiaomi Redmi 1S and its Xiaomi Redmi Note phablet. The reason for the switch had to do with ease of production. For Xiaomi, producing the Redmi 1S was easier than manufacturing the Mi 3. A new factory built by Foxconn could help Xiaomi produce its high end models, including the new Xiaomi Mi Note and Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, more efficiently.

source: DigiTimes

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11 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

not just Foxconn but also TMSC as well, it's our responsibility to corporate each other to build our nation up

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I think you are in hurry.

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

You can't even spell "TSMC" correctly lol, how can you show us your responsiblity?

5. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

I'm glad that I'm yet to see any of my country's ppl act like you, your act simply makes your nation looks bad, it is sad that many of my friends from your nation are actually all very good person but simply disgraced by ppl like you...

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Mainland Chinese are not generally bad. But a few bad apples could spoil the whole barrel. Example very loud and like to cut queue. When confronted will lied and give grand father story some even begged. I have personal experience dealing with them.

8. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

There are generally two kinds of mainlanders who have dreadful manners: 1) Ones who recently made a fortune. 2) The lower-middle class whom never faced the free world For 1, they are people who think the world revolves around them. The ones who don't see the need to respect (or be apathetic) towards others because they genuinely feel they can get everything they want by throwing money at them. For 2, I don't blame them at all cause they haven't been properly educated. They are like 1, but since they haven't faced upper society before, they tend do things that make people from the outside world scratch their heads. Having a tantrum and opening plane doors when it was about to ascend, pissing in garbage bins/the floor, scribbling on ancient Egyptian temples? You betcha. Of course, there are obvious exceptions to the rule. Businessmen whom have been rich for more than 20 years (most from Shanghai) are generally highly cultured and more apathetic towards strangers. FYI not trying to be extremely racist here. This is just my personal XP.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Mostly correct, i have come across good manner mainland Chinese as well but the bad ones really leave a very bad impression.

6. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

You may need a doctor. The smartphone market is a business, not some international power struggle war thingy between nations.

9. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

You'd be surprised how highly invested the state is in their local businesses. The more money they make, the more power they get. So in a way, I'd have to say it kinda is.

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Inspired by Big Gov to move economy around a little no doubt.

11. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

They are also going to provide reconnaissance and intelligence from the other belt, label Apple.

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