We cannot imagine a day without a smartphone. They have become central to our daily lives. Many companies are selling these gadgets. Some are well-liked and some struggling. And still, some phone brands are so popular that in every second hand you would see a phone of these brands. Below, find the list of top phone brands in India. Most smartphones of these popular brands have something unique to offer. Their gadgets are stylish with the right balance between the software, latest technologies, and hardware. You can play heavy graphics games, watch HD quality videos, write on blank word pages or edit a spreadsheet on these phones. Cutting-edge mobile technology, fast charging, and support to superfast Internat speed are some other features that these brands guarantee. Today, due to the presence of these brands, users have a wide range of choices when it comes to buying a smartphone. And that’s a good thing.
Xiaomi Corporation is a Chinese multinational electronics company founded in April 2010 and headquartered in Beijing. Xiaomi makes and invests in smartphones, mobile apps, laptops, home appliances, bags, shoes, consumer electronics, and many other products. Xiaomi is also the fourth company in the world after Apple, Samsung and Huawei to have self-developed mobile phone chip capabilities.Xiaomi released its first smartphone in August 2011 and rapidly gained market share in China to become the country’s largest smartphone company in 2014. At the start of second quarter of 2018, Xiaomi was the world’s fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer, leading in both the largest market, China, and the second-largest market, India. Xiaomi later developed a wider range of consumer electronics, including a smart home (IoT) product ecosystem, which has connected more than 100 million smart devices and appliances. Monthly active users (MAUs) of MIUI increased to 291.6 million in September 2019.Xiaomi has 16,700 employees worldwide. It has expanded to other markets including Greater China, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Russia, South Africa and most countries and regions in Southeast Asia and Europe. According to Forbes, Lei Jun, the founder and CEO, has an estimated net worth of US$12.5 billion. Xiaomi is the world’s 4th most valuable technology start-up after receiving US$1.1 billion funding from investors, making Xiaomi’s valuation more than US$46 billion. Ranked 468th, Xiaomi is the youngest company on Fortune Global 500 list for 2019. In 2019, Xiaomi’s mobile phone shipments reached 125 million units, ranking fourth globally since 2018. The company has been listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 2018.
The iPhone is a line of touchscreen-based smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. that use Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. The first-generation iPhone was announced by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on January 9, 2007. Since then Apple has annually released new iPhone models and iOS updates. As of November 1, 2018, more than 2.2 billion iPhones had been sold.
The iPhone’s user interface is built around a multi-touch screen with a virtual keyboard. The iPhone connects to cellular networks or Wi-Fi, and can make calls, browse the web, take pictures, play music and send and receive emails and text messages. Since the iPhone’s launch further features have been added, including larger screen sizes, shooting video, waterproofing and the ability to install third-party mobile apps through an app store, as well as accessibility support. Up to 2017, iPhones used a layout with a single button on the front panel that returns the user to the home screen. Since 2017, more expensive iPhone models have switched to a nearly bezel-less front screen design with app switching activated by gesture recognition.
The first-generation iPhone was described as “revolutionary” and a “game-changer” for the mobile phone industry and subsequent models have also garnered praise. The iPhone has been credited with popularizing the smartphone and slate form factor, and with creating a large market for smartphone apps, or “app economy”. As of January 2017, Apple’s App Store contained more than 2.2 million applications for the iPhone.
The iPhone is one of the two largest smartphone platforms in the world alongside Google’s Android, forming a large part of the luxury market. The iPhone has generated large profits for Apple, making it one of the world’s most valuable publicly traded companies.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a South Korean multinational electronics company headquartered in the Yeongtong District of Suwon. It is the pinnacle of the Samsung chaebol, accounting for 70% of the group’s revenue in 2012. Samsung Electronics has played a key role in the group’s corporate governance due to circular ownership. Samsung Electronics has assembly plants and sales networks in 74 countries and employs around 290,000 people. It is majority-owned by foreign investors. It is the world’s largest manufacturer of consumer electronics by revenue. As of 2019, Samsung Electronics is the world’s second largest technology company by revenue, and its market capitalization stood at US$301.65 billion, the 18th largest in the world.Samsung is a major manufacturer of electronic components such as lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, image sensors, camera modules and displays for clients such as Apple, Sony, HTC and Nokia. It is the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones and smartphones, started with the original Samsung Solstice and later, the popularity of its Samsung Galaxy line of devices. The company is also a major vendor of tablet computers, particularly its Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab collection, and regarded for developing the phablet market with the Samsung Galaxy Note family of devices. It has also developed 5G capable smartphones including the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 and foldable phones including the Galaxy Fold. Samsung has been the world’s largest television manufacturer since 2006, and the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones since 2011. It is also the world’s largest memory chip manufacturer and, from 2017 to 2018, had been the largest semiconductor company in the world, briefly dethroning Intel, the decades-long champion.In 2012, Kwon Oh-hyun was appointed the company’s CEO, but announced in October 2017 that he would resign in March 2018, citing an “unprecedented crisis”. As of March 2018, the company maintains a three-CEO layout, with Ki Nam Kim, Hyun Suk Kim, and Dong Jin Koh. It has also had HC Hong as a separate CEO for Southeast Asia since 2015.
OnePlus Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It was founded by Pete Lau and Carl Pei in December 2013. The company officially serves 34 countries and regions around the world as of July 2018. They have released numerous phones, amongst products. It is currently majority-owned by Oppo as its only shareholder, which is a subsidiary of BBK Electronics along with Vivo and Realme.
OnePlus’ headquarters is in the Tairan Building (泰然大厦) in Chegongmiao (车公庙), the Futian District of Shenzhen.
Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd, doing business as Oppo, is a Chinese consumer electronics and mobile communications company headquartered in Dongguan, Guangdong. Its major product lines include smartphones, audio devices, power banks, Blu-ray players, and other electronic products.
Motorola, Inc. was an American multinational telecommunications company founded on September 25, 1928, based in Schaumburg, Illinois. After having lost $4.3 billion from 2007 to 2009, the company demerged into two independent public companies, Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions on January 4, 2011. Motorola Inc. was renamed Motorola Solutions and is legally the direct successor to the original company after the demerger from Motorola Mobility. Motorola Mobility was sold to Google in 2012, and acquired by Chinese company Lenovo in 2014.Motorola designed and sold wireless network equipment such as cellular transmission base stations and signal amplifiers. Motorola’s home and broadcast network products included set-top boxes, digital video recorders, and network equipment used to enable video broadcasting, computer telephony, and high-definition television. Its business and government customers consisted mainly of wireless voice and broadband systems (used to build private networks), and public safety communications systems like Astro and Dimetra. These businesses (except for set-top boxes, wireless networks, and cable modems) are now part of Motorola Solutions. Google sold Motorola Home (the former General Instrument cable businesses) to the Arris Group in December 2012 for US$2.35 billion.Motorola’s wireless telephone handset division was a pioneer in cellular telephones. Also known as the Personal Communication Sector (PCS) prior to 2004, it pioneered the “mobile phone” with DynaTAC, “flip phone” with the MicroTAC, as well as the “clam phone” with the StarTAC in the 1990s. It had staged a resurgence by the 2000s with the Razr, but lost market share in the second half of that decade. Later it focused on smartphones using Google’s open-source Android mobile operating system. The first phone to use the newest version of Google’s open source OS, Android 2.0, was released on November 2, 2009 as the Motorola Droid (the GSM version launched a month later, in Europe, as the Motorola Milestone).
The handset division (along with cable set-top boxes and cable modems divisions, which would later be sold to Arris Group) was later spun off into the independent Motorola Mobility. On May 22, 2012, Google CEO Larry Page announced that Google had closed on its deal to acquire Motorola Mobility. On January 29, 2014, Page announced that, pending closure of the deal, Motorola Mobility would be acquired by Hong Kong-based technology company Lenovo for US$2.91 billion (subject to certain adjustments). On October 30, 2014, Lenovo finalized its purchase of Motorola Mobility from Google.
Sony Corporation (ソニー株式会社, Sonī kabushiki gaisha, SOH-nee, commonly known as Sony and stylized as SONY) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo. The company operates as one of the world’s largest manufacturers of consumer and professional electronic products, the largest video game console company, the second largest video game publisher, the second largest record company, as well as one of the most comprehensive media companies, being the largest Japanese media conglomerate by size overtaking the privately held, family-owned Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings, the largest Japanese media conglomerate by revenue.
Sony, with its 50 percent market share in the image sensor market, is among the semiconductor sales leaders and, as of 2015, the fifth-largest television manufacturer in the world by annual sales figures. It is the world’s largest player in the premium TV market, a market for a television of at least 55 inches with a price higher than $2,500.Sony Corporation is the holding company of the Sony Group (ソニー・グループ, Sonī Gurūpu), which comprises Sony Electronics, Sony Semiconductor Solutions, Sony Pictures, Sony Music, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Financial Holdings, and others.
The company’s slogan is Be Moved. Their former slogans were The One and Only (1979–1982), It’s a Sony (1982–2005), like.no.other (2005–2009) and make.believe (2009–2013).Sony has a weak tie to the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) corporate group, the successor to the Mitsui group. Sony is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (in which it is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 and TOPIX Core30 indexes) with an additional listing in the form of American depositary receipts listed in the New York Stock Exchange (traded since 1970, making it the oldest Japanese company to be listed in an American exchange), and was ranked 122nd on the 2020 Fortune Global 500 list.
Vivo Communication Technology Co. Ltd., stylized as vivo, is a Chinese technology company headquartered in Dongguan, Guangdong that designs and develops smartphones, smartphone accessories, software and online services. The company develops software for its phones, distributed through its V-Appstore, with iManager included in their proprietary, Android-based operating system, Funtouch OS. Vivo is an independent company and develops its own products. It has 10,000 employees, with research and development centers in Shenzhen, Guangdong, and Nanjing, Jiangsu.
Realme (stylized as гeɑlme) is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer headquartered in Beijing. The company was founded on May 4, 2018 by Sky Li (李炳忠; Li Bingzhong), who was former vice president of Oppo. Realme also produces a wide variety of other products such as earphones, wireless earphones, T-shirts, bags, fitness bands, smartwatches etc.
LG Electronics Inc. (Korean: LG 전자; RR: LG Jeonja) is a South Korean multinational electronics company headquartered in Yeouido-dong, Seoul, South Korea.
LG Electronics is part of the fourth-largest chaebol in South Korea (LG Corporation) and its global sales reached US$55.91 billion (₩ 59.04 trillion) in 2014. It comprises four business units: Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliances & Air Solutions and Vehicle Components, with Starion India as its main production vendor for refrigeration and washing machines in the Indian sub-continent. LG Electronics acquired Zenith in 1995 and controls 37.9 percent of LG Display as of 2013. Since 2008, LG Electronics remains the world’s second-largest LCD television manufacturer. The company has 128 operations worldwide, employing 83,000 people.
Nokia Corporation is a Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics company, founded in 1865. Nokia’s headquarters are in Espoo, Finland, in the greater Helsinki metropolitan area. In 2018, Nokia employed approximately 103,000 people across over 100 countries, did business in more than 130 countries, and reported annual revenues of around €23 billion. Nokia is a public limited company listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange. It is the world’s 415th-largest company measured by 2016 revenues according to the Fortune Global 500, having peaked at 85th place in 2009. It is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index.The company has operated in various industries over the past 150 years. It was founded as a pulp mill and had long been associated with rubber and cables, but since the 1990s has focused on large-scale telecommunications infrastructures, technology development, and licensing. Nokia is a major contributor to the mobile telephony industry, having assisted in the development of the GSM, 3G and LTE standards (and currently in 5G), and was once the largest worldwide vendor of mobile phones and smartphones. After a partnership with Microsoft and subsequent market struggles, its mobile phone business was bought by Microsoft, creating Microsoft Mobile as its successor in 2014. After the sale, Nokia began to focus more extensively on its telecommunications infrastructure business and on Internet of things technologies, marked by the divestiture of its Here mapping division and the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, including its Bell Labs research organization. The company then also experimented with virtual reality and digital health, the latter through the purchase of Withings. The Nokia brand has since returned to the mobile and smartphone market through a licensing arrangement with HMD Global. Nokia continues to be a major patent licensor for most large mobile phone vendors. As of 2018, Nokia is the world’s third-largest network equipment manufacturer.The company was viewed with national pride by Finns, as its mobile phone business made it by far the largest worldwide company and brand from Finland. At its peak in 2000, during the telecoms bubble, Nokia alone accounted for 4% of the country’s GDP, 21% of total exports, and 70% of the Helsinki Stock Exchange market capital.
Honor (stylized and marketed as HONOR) is a smartphone brand owned by Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology Co., Ltd. It was formerly owned by Huawei Technologies. As part of the former owner Huawei Consumer Business Group’s dual-brand strategy, Honor provides smartphone handsets targeting young consumers but has released tablet computers and wearable technology as well.
As of 2016, George Zhao serves as global president of Honor, and Eva Wimmers serves as the president of the brand in Europe and is the global VP.On November 17, 2020, Honor was acquired by Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology Co., Ltd.
Micromax is an Indian smartphone manufacturer and consumer electronics company headquartered in Gurugram, Haryana, India. It was established as an IT software company operating in the embedded devices domain. It later entered the mobile handset business. By 2010, Micromax was one of the largest domestic companies making handsets in the low-cost feature phone segment in India. As of Q3 2014, Micromax is the tenth largest smartphone vendor in the world. The company is facing stiff competition from Chinese companies that are penetrating the Indian market. The company also owns YU Televentures, which sells the products under the brand name YU. It has recently launched its new mobile phone series IN.
Google Pixel is a brand of consumer electronic devices developed by Google that run either Chrome OS or the Android operating system. The Pixel brand was introduced in February 2013 with the first-generation Chromebook Pixel. The Pixel line includes laptops, tablets, and smartphones, as well as several accessories.
HTC Corporation (High Tech Computer Corporation, literally Hongda International Electronics Co., Ltd.; trading as HTC) is a Taiwanese consumer electronics company headquartered in Xindian District, New Taipei City, Taiwan. Founded in 1997, HTC began as an original design manufacturer and original equipment manufacturer, designing and manufacturing laptop computers.After initially making smartphones based mostly on Windows Mobile, HTC became a co-founding member of the Open Handset Alliance, a group of handset manufacturers and mobile network operators dedicated to the development of the Android mobile operating system. The HTC Dream (marketed by T-Mobile in many countries as the T-Mobile G1) was the first phone on the market to run Android.
Although initially successful as a smartphone vendor, competition from Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics, among others, diluted its market share, which reached just 7.2% by April 2015, and the company has experienced consecutive net losses. In 2016, HTC began to diversify its business beyond smartphones, having partnered with Valve to produce a virtual reality platform known as HTC Vive. After having collaborated with Google on its Pixel smartphone, HTC sold roughly half of its design and research talent, as well as non-exclusive rights to smartphone-related intellectual property, to Google in 2017 for US$1.1 billion.
Lenovo Group Limited, often shortened to Lenovo ( leh-NOH-voh), is a Chinese multinational technology company. Incorporated in Hong Kong, it has global headquarters in Beijing, China, operational headquarters in Morrisville, North Carolina, US, and an operational center in Singapore. The company designs, develops, manufactures, and sells personal computers, tablet computers, smartphones, workstations, servers, supercomputers, electronic storage devices, IT management software, and smart televisions, and is the world’s largest personal computer vendor by unit sales as of October 2020. It also markets the ThinkPad and ThinkBook business lines of laptop computers; IdeaPad, Yoga, and Legion consumer lines of laptop computers; and the IdeaCentre and ThinkCentre lines of desktop computers.
Lenovo has operations in over 60 countries and sells its products in around 180 countries. It has research centers in Beijing, Chengdu, Yamato (Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan), Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Morrisville (North Carolina, US), and also has Lenovo NEC Holdings, a joint venture with NEC that produces personal computers for the Japanese market.
Asus ZenFone is a series of Android smartphones designed, marketed and produced by Asus. The first-generation ZenFones were announced at the 2014 Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to its Intel Atom, Qualcomm Snapdragon, and MediaTek processors and the Android operating system, some ZenFone also features the Zen UI, a user interface from Asus.
Microsoft Mobile was a subsidiary of Microsoft involved in the development and manufacturing of mobile phones. Based in Espoo, Finland, it was established in 2014 following the acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services division by Microsoft in a deal valued at €5.4 billion, which was completed in April 2014. Nokia’s then-CEO, Stephen Elop, joined Microsoft as president of its Devices division following the acquisition, and the acquisition was part of Steve Ballmer’s strategy to turn Microsoft into a “devices and services” company. Under a 10-year licensing agreement, Microsoft Mobile held rights to sell feature phones running the S30+ platform under the Nokia brand.
Originally Microsoft had established a major partnership with Nokia in 2011, in which the company exclusively produced smartphones using the Windows Phone platform, and promoted Microsoft services on its feature phone products (including Bing search). Microsoft also licensed Nokia Maps data for its own mapping services. While Nokia’s resultant Lumia range had the largest market share out of all Windows Phone vendors, Nokia’s overall market share was falling rapidly due to competition from other major vendors, resulting in a dire financial situation. In September 2013, Microsoft announced its acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services businesses, which closed with the formation of a Finnish subsidiary, Microsoft Mobile. On smartphones, the Nokia name was phased out in favour of Microsoft branding on future Lumia products.
Panasonic Corporation, formerly known as the Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., founded by Kōnosuke Matsushita in 1918 as a lightbulb socket manufacturer, is a major Japanese multinational electronics company, headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka. In addition to consumer electronics of which it had been the world’s largest maker in the late 20th century, Panasonic offers a wide range of products and services, including rechargeable batteries, automotive and avionic systems, as well as home renovation and construction.Panasonic has a primary listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 and TOPIX indices. It has a secondary listing on the Nagoya Stock Exchange.
Koninklijke Philips N.V. (literally Royal Philips, commonly shortened to Philips, stylized in its logo as PHILIPS) is a Dutch multinational conglomerate corporation that was founded in Eindhoven. Since 1997, it has been mostly headquartered in Amsterdam, though the Benelux headquarters is still in Eindhoven.
Philips was formerly one of the largest electronics companies in the world, currently focused in the area of health technology, with other divisions being divested.
It was founded in 1891 by Gerard Philips and his father Frederik, with their first products being light bulbs. It currently employs around 74,000 people across 100 countries. The company gained its royal honorary title in 1998 and dropped the “Electronics” in its name in 2013, due to its refocusing from consumer electronics to healthcare technology.
Philips is organized into three main divisions: Personal Health (formerly Philips Consumer Electronics and Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care), Connected Care, and Diagnosis & Treatment (formerly Philips Medical Systems). The lighting division was spun off as a separate company, Signify N.V. (formerly Philips Lighting prior to 2018). The company started making electric shavers in 1939 under the Philishave brand, and post-war they developed the Compact Cassette format and co-developed the Compact Disc format with Sony, as well as numerous other technologies. As of 2012, Philips was the largest manufacturer of lighting in the world as measured by applicable revenues.
Philips has a primary listing on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange and is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index. It has a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Acquisitions include that of Signetics and Magnavox. They also have had a sports club since 1913 called PSV Eindhoven.
Karbonn Mobiles, is an Indian smartphone manufacturing company founded in March 2009. It is a vendor of feature phones, smartphones, tablets and mobile phone accessories. Karbonn is a joint venture between United Telelinks Ltd., a Bengaluru-based firm and Jaina Marketing Pvt. Ltd., headquartered in New Delhi. Karbonn Mobiles also has tie ups with leading telecom players like Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Jio. Karbonn is present in countries such as Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and in the Middle East and Europe.
BlackBerry is a software company specializing in enterprise software, internet of things (IoT) and cyber security. BlackBerry exited its legacy smartphone hardware business between 2016 and 2020. BlackBerry is a Canadian company BlackBerry Limited (formerly known as Research In Motion, or RIM). BlackBerry products were formerly designed, manufactured, and marketed by Chinese company TCL Communication (under the brand of BlackBerry Mobile), Indonesian company BB Merah Putih, and Indian company Optiemus Infracom for the global, Indonesian, and South Asian markets (respectively) using the BlackBerry brand under license. TCL stopped manufacturing the devices on August 31, 2020, as its contract expired, with the last Blackberry-TCL phone being the Blackberry Key2LE.BlackBerry was one of the most prominent smartphone vendors in the world, specializing in secure communications and mobile productivity, and well known for the keyboards on most of its devices. At its peak in September 2013, there were 85 million BlackBerry subscribers worldwide. However, BlackBerry lost its dominant position in the market due to the success of the Android and iOS platforms; its numbers had fallen to 23 million in March 2016.
The first Reliance Digital store was opened in 2007 in New Delhi. The company has more than 1200 Reliance Digital stores in more than 250 cities across the country. The company also operates Apple exclusive stores dubbed iStore in India. Reliance’s latest mobile launch is the Reconnect RPSPE4701. The smartphone was launched in August 2014. This phone comes with a 4.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels 1280 pixels.
LYF, also known as Reliance LYF, is an Indian Smartphone manufacturer company, headquartered in Mumbai, India. It manufactures 4G-enabled VoLTE smartphones which run on Android. It is a subsidiary of Jio, the consumer electronics arm of Reliance Industries Limited. It is operated along with the parent company’s flagship venture, Jio. According to Counterpoint Research, in May 2016, LYF became the fifth largest smartphone player and second largest LTE phone supplier in India.
InFocus Corporation is an American privately owned company based in the state of Oregon. Founded in 1986, the company develops, manufactures, and distributes DLP and LCD projectors and accessories as well as large-format touch displays, software, LED televisions, tablets and smartphones. InFocus also offers video calling services. Formerly a NASDAQ listed public company, InFocus was purchased by Image Holdings Corp., owned by John Hui, in 2009 and is now a wholly owned subsidiary headquartered in Tigard, Oregon.
Xolo, stylised as XOLO is an Indian mobile brand by Lava International, headquartered in Noida. It manufactures personal electronics devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, and accessories such as powerbanks.
In April 2012, Xolo launched India’s first smartphone with an Intel processor, the Xolo X900.Xolo was the first Indian manufacturer to partner with AMD to launch a tablet, the Xolo Win tablet. This was followed by the first 4G-enabled smartphone in India, the LT900, in December 2013. On 6 January 2014, Liverpool FC announced Xolo as its first regional partner in India. Xolo launched one of the first dual camera phones in India, Xolo Black, in July 2015 in an exclusive partnership with India’s largest online marketplace, Flipkart. Xolo Era series was launched in July 2015 in an exclusive partnership with Snapdeal.
Xolo uses various series of MediaTek processors in its smartphones. Xolo focuses on online retail through Amazon and Flipkart. In 2013 it launched a phone named Xolo Q2000 with fingerprint sensor and lock. It worked on Android 4.2 Jellybean. At that it had a good price of Rs.13,999. In Xolo A500 Club it had a rough system of face unlock. Xolo has features like Dual 3G which now turned to Dual 4G mostly seen in the Era series. Which helps using two 4G sims at a time.
iBall is an Indian consumer electronics company owned by Anil Parasrampuria, headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, which imports computer peripherals, smartphones and tablets from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
MarQ By Flipkart
MarQ of Flipkart is an in-house brand for electronics and consumer appliances by Flipkart, one of the largest online retailers in India. The MarQ range includes televisions, accessories and various consumer devices that are available to purchase exclusively on Flipkart. Marque’s range is popular for its televisions, which are well priced and full of convenience.
Intex Technologies is an Indian smartphone, consumer electronics, and accessories manufacturer company, founded in 1996. It is headquartered in New Delhi, Delhi NCT, India. Intex was India’s second-largest mobile phone company by sales. The company offers computer products such as TFT-LCD monitors, notebooks, CRT monitors, and personal computers; and computer peripherals, including add-on cards and products, cabinets, Ethernet cards and switches, fax modems, keyboards, mice, SMPS and UPS systems, and webcams. It also provides consumer electronic products such as MP3 players, DVD players, headphones, home theater systems, and speakers and subwoofers; power electronics including home UPS systems; CRT and LCD televisions; and mobile phones and phone accessories.
Tecno Mobile is a Chinese mobile phone manufacturer based in Shenzhen. It was established in 2006. It is a subsidiary of Transsion Holdings.
Tecno has focused its business on the African and the South Asian markets. However, following market research conducted in Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America, the company found that Africa was the most lucrative among all of its market regions. As a result of this, in 2008, the company stopped doing business in Asia to exclusively focus on Africa. Later in 2016, Tecno entered Middle East mobiles phones market after acquiring a good market in Africa, and then in Southeast Asia in 2017.
Poco was launched as the Xiaomi brand in 2018, gaining rapid popularity for its first smartphone – the Poco F1, which offered top of the line specifications at an affordable price. Poco was separated into an independent brand by the Chinese electronics giant in 2020, before the launch of its second phone. Poco’s latest mobile launch is C3. The smartphone was launched on 6 October 2020. This phone comes with a 6.53-inch touchscreen display, which has a resolution of 720 pixels 1600 pixels.
Lava International Limited, is an Indian smartphone manufacturer company in the mobile handset industry. It was founded in 2009 as an offshoot of a telecommunication venture. It is headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India and has overseas operations in Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Mexico, the Middle East, Pakistan and Russia. The company started its Africa operations by launching its product in Egypt in 2016. Lava is working towards establishing a mobile phone design centre in India and setting up new manufacturing facilities. The company has an in-house R&D and product-testing set-up in China and India for product design and development.
Celkon was a mobile phone manufacturing company in India based at Hyderabad. It manufactured dual-sim smartphones, feature phones and tablets.. Its smartphones were sold under two brands: CAMPUS and a high-end series MILLENNIA.
Initially its mobiles and tablet PCs were assembled in Taiwan and China. Celkon started its assembly line in Medchal, Hyderabad with a capacity of 200,000 mobile phones and later set up two more units – one in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh and other in Hyderabad, Telangana.As of April 2020, the company’s website no longer functions.
Gionee (Chinese: 金立; pinyin: Jīnlì) is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong. Founded in 2002, it was one of China’s largest mobile phone manufacturers. According to Gartner, its market share in China was 4.7% in 2012, and it expanded into other markets, including India, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Vietnam, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, the Philippines and Algeria . After 3 months of bankruptcy, the company was acquired by India-based Jaina group (Karbonn Mobiles) in 2018.
Videocon Industries Limited was an Indian company headquartered in Mumbai India. The group had 17 manufacturing sites in India and plants in Mainland China, Poland, Italy and Mexico. It was the third largest picture tube manufacturer in the world. The group is a US$5.5 billion global conglomerate. Videocon has various brands under its portfolio.
Acer Inc. is a Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics corporation specializing in advanced electronics technology, headquartered in Xizhi, New Taipei City. Its products include desktop PCs, laptop PCs (clamshells, 2-in-1s, convertibles and Chromebooks), tablets, servers, storage devices, virtual reality devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals, as well as gaming PCs and accessories under its Predator brand.
In the early 2000s, Acer implemented a new business model, shifting from a manufacturer to a designer, marketer and distributor of products, while performing production processes via contract manufacturers. As of October 2020, Acer is the fifth-largest personal computer vendor in the world. Currently, in addition to its core IT products business, Acer also has a new business entity that focuses on the integration of cloud services and platforms, and the development of smartphones and wearable devices with value-added IoT applications.
Itel Mobile is a Chinese mobile phone and electrical accessories manufacturing company. It is a subsidiary of Transsion, which is headquartered in Shenzhen. Itel products are mostly sold in Africa and some part of Europe and Latin America. The firm was founded by Lei Weiguo and Shenzhen Transsion Holdings Co Limited in March 2014.
Infinix Mobile is a Hong Kong-based smartphone company founded in 2013. The brand was born after the French mobile manufacturer Sagem Wireless was acquired in 2011. The company has research and development centres sprawling between France and Korea and designs its phones in France. Infinix mobile phones are manufactured in France, Bangladesh, Korea, Hong Kong, China, India and Pakistan and are available in Asia and in about 30 countries in the Middle East and Africa, including Morocco, Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt, Pakistan and Algeria.Infinix Mobile became the first smartphone brand manufacturing in Pakistan. The company keeps growing its investment to contribute to boost its production.
In 2017, Infinix Mobile gained market shares in Egypt, rising to third place after Samsung and Huawei.On 8 May 2018, Infinix Mobile Nigeria signed an endorsement deal with David Adedeji Adeleke (Davido) as the 2018 Nigerian Mobile Brand Ambassador.On 25 June 2020, Infinix Mobility announced the first range of smart TVs to the Nigerian electronics market.Infinix is the main sponsor of the Indian Super League Mumbai City FC.
AsusTek Computer Inc. is a Taiwanese multinational computer and phone hardware and electronics company headquartered in Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan. Its products include desktop computers, laptops, netbooks, mobile phones, networking equipment, monitors, WIFI routers, projectors, motherboards, graphics cards, optical storage, multimedia products, peripherals, wearables, servers, workstations, and tablet PCs. The company is also an original equipment manufacturer (OEM).
Asus is the world’s 6th-largest PC vendor by unit sales as of October 2020. Asus appears in BusinessWeek’s “InfoTech 100” and “Asia’s Top 10 IT Companies” rankings, and it ranked first in the IT Hardware category of the 2008 Taiwan Top 10 Global Brands survey with a total brand value of $1.3 billion.Asus has a primary listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the ticker code 2357 and a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange under a ticker code ASKD.
IQoo brand launched in India in February 2020. IQoo Launched the first Snapdragon 865-powered 5G smartphone in India, with only 4G variants.
Nubia Technology is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. Originally started as a wholly owned subsidiary of ZTE in 2012 and it became an independent company in 2015 and received a significant investment from Suning Holdings Group and Suning Commerce Group in 2016. ZTE reduced its stake in Nubia to 49.9% in 2017 officially meaning Nubia was no longer considered a subsidiary of the company, but an associate company.In February 2016 Nubia became a sponsor of Jiangsu Suning F.C. for a reported CN¥150 million.The company hired footballer Cristiano Ronaldo to promote the mobile phone of the company in May 2016.In 2017, China Daily reported that Nubia would build a factory in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province.In April 2018, Nubia Technology launched a gaming sub-brand, named RedMagic. RedMagic recently announced its new 5G compatible device RedMagic 5G on March 12, 2020 in Shanghai. RedMagic is known for being the only smartphone brand to put cooling fans inside their phones.On April 13, 2020, Nubia Technology unveiled a brand new logo as well as its new brand vision.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese multinational technology company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It designs, develops, and sells telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics.The company was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei, a former Deputy Regimental Chief in the People’s Liberation Army. Initially focused on manufacturing phone switches, Huawei has expanded its business to include building telecommunications networks, providing operational and consulting services and equipment to enterprises inside and outside of China, and manufacturing communications devices for the consumer market. Huawei has over 194,000 employees as of December 2019.Huawei has deployed its products and services in more than 170 countries. It overtook Ericsson in 2012 as the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, and overtook Apple in 2018 as the second-largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world, behind Samsung Electronics. In December 2019, Huawei reported that its annual revenue had risen to $121.72 billion US dollars in 2019. In July 2020, Huawei surpassed Samsung and Apple to become the top smartphone brand (in number of phones shipped) in the world for the first time.
Coolpad Group Limited formerly known as China Wireless Technologies Limited is a Caymans-incorporated holding company. Its major subsidiary Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., is a Chinese telecommunications equipment company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It was a large smartphone company in China (as of 2012) and the largest Chinese domestic brand by sales outside of China (as of 2014). From January to June 2012, the company had a market share of shipments of 10.4% phones of China.
YU Televentures is an Indian consumer electronics brand that was created on 18 December 2014 as a joint venture between Cyanogen Inc and Micromax Informatics Limited. Also, YU holds official Cyanogen OS rights in India. Where in December 2016 the CyanogenMod developer group discontinued the Cyanogen OS. Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma owns a 99% controlling stake in YU while the remaining 1% is held by two other co-founders, Vikas Jain and Sumeet Arora.
Spice Digital Limited (formerly registed as Cellebrum Technologies) is an Indian telecommunications company headquartered in Noida, India, a subsidiary of Spice Connect. The company specializes in Mobile Value Added Services, along with Telco Solutions, enterprise solutions, financial technology, GST Suvidha Provider (GSP), and digital transformation products and services.
Spice Money provides multiple services to merchants and retail counters. Spice Money is available in 7 Indian languages and offers services like money transfer/remittance(DMT), aadhaar based mini ATM, mobile recharges, utility bill payments BBPS, travel booking, MPOS, buy insurance and buy/sell gold. It is involved in micro-payment of services and remittances in real time i.e. where sender provides cash and the recipient receives money electronically in their bank account simultaneously.
Alcatel (formerly Alcatel Mobile Phones and Alcatel OneTouch) is a French brand of mobile handsets owned by Finnish consumer electronics company Nokia and used under license by Chinese electronics company TCL Technology. The Alcatel brand was licensed in 2005 by former French electronics and telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent to TCL for mobile phones and devices, and the current license expires at the end of 2024. Nokia acquired the assets of Alcatel-Lucent in 2016 and thus also inherited the licensing agreements for the Alcatel brand.
ZTE Corporation is a Chinese technology company that specializes in telecommunication. Founded in 1985, ZTE is listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges.ZTE operates carrier networks, terminals, and telecommunication. Its core business is wireless, exchange, access, optical transmission, data telecommunications gear, telecommunications software, and mobile phones.It also offers video on demand and streaming media. ZTE primarily sells products under its own name, but it is also an OEM. ZTE is one of the top five largest smartphone manufacturers in its home market.The company has faced criticism in the United States over potential ties to the Chinese government that could enable surveillance. In 2017, ZTE was fined for illegally exporting U.S. technology to Iran and North Korea in violations of economic sanctions. In April 2018, after the company failed to properly reprimand the employees involved, the U.S. Department of Commerce banned U.S. companies (semiconductors) from exporting to ZTE for seven years. The ban was lifted in July 2018 after ZTE replaced its senior management, and agreed to pay additional fines and establish an internal compliance team for 10 years. In June 2020, the Federal Communications Commission designated ZTE a national security threat, thereby barring it from any U.S. subsidies.
Meizu Technology Co., Ltd. is a Chinese consumer electronics company based in Zhuhai, Guangdong. Founded in 2003 by Jack Wong, Meizu began as a manufacturer of MP3 players and later MP4 players. In 2008, Meizu moved its focus to smartphones. Meizu is the 11th largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and sold over 20 million units in 2015. In February 2015, Alibaba invested US$590 million in Meizu, acquiring an undisclosed minority stake.
Ulefone Mobile is one of the largest manufacturers of high quality mobile devices and devices in China.
10.or, often pronounced Tenor, is a mobile brand launched by Chinese company Huaqin Technology, which was founded in 2005. The brand was launched in India exclusively available on Amazon India.In 2017, the company made a debut in India with 10.or E smartphone, which is sold exclusively on Amazon India. 10.or is known for its low budget prices and high specifications. The brand made numerous subsequent product launches.
Zopo Mobile (or simply, Zopo) is the commonly used name of Shenzhen Zopo Communications-equipment Limited Company, a Mobile Smartphone maker headquartered in Shenzhen, China. Zopo was founded in 2012 (formally established in 2008) by Mr. Kevin Xu. It engages in research and development, production, marketing and service of mobile intelligent terminal products. ZOPO is an acronym standing for “Zealous Open Perfect Outstanding”.
TCL Technology (originally an abbreviation for Telephone Communication Limited) is a Chinese multinational electronics company headquartered in Huizhou, Guangdong Province. It designs, develops, manufactures and sells products including television sets, mobile phones, air conditioners, washing machines, refrigerators and small electrical appliances. In 2010 it was the world’s 25th-largest consumer electronics producer. Since 2015, it remains the third-largest television manufacturer by market share.TCL comprises four listed companies: TCL Technology which is listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, and TCL Electronics Holdings, Ltd. (SEHK: 1070), TCL Communication Technology Holdings, Ltd.(former code SEHK: 2618; delisted in 2016), China Display Optoelectronics Technology Holdings Ltd. (SEHK: 334) and Tonly Electronics Holdings Ltd. (SEHK: 1249) which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.TCL’s corporate slogan is “The Creative Life”.On 7 February 2020, TCL Corporation changed its name to TCL Technology.
Sharp Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation that designs and manufactures electronic products, headquartered in Sakai-ku, Sakai, Osaka Prefecture. Since 2016 it has been majority owned by the Taiwan-based Foxconn Group. Sharp employs more than 50,000 people worldwide. The company was founded in September 1912 in Tokyo and takes its name from one of its founder’s first inventions, the Ever-Sharp mechanical pencil, which was invented by Tokuji Hayakawa in 1915.
Sansui Electric Co., Ltd. is a Japanese manufacturer of audio and video equipment. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, it was part of the Bermuda conglomerate (from 2011).The company was founded in Tokyo in 1947 by Kosaku Kikuchi, who had worked for a radio parts distributor in Tokyo before and during World War II. Due to the poor quality of radio parts Kikuchi had to deal with, he decided to start his private radio part manufacturer facility in December 1944 in Yoyogi, Tokyo. He picked transformers as his initial product line. Kikuchi’s thought was “Even with higher prices, let’s make the higher quality of products.”In 1954 manufacturing Pre-Amp, Main-Amp kits, as well as finished amplifiers which used tubes, was started; in 1958 Sansui introduced the first stereo tube Pre- and Main amplifiers. By the 1960s Sansui had developed a reputation for making serious audio components. They were sold in foreign markets through that and the next decade. Sansui’s amplifiers and tuners from the 1960s and 1970s remain in demand by audio enthusiasts.
BLU Products is an American company, headquartered in Miami. BLU designs and manufactures low-cost mobile phones. The name BLU stands for Bold Like Us. The company sells many Gionee smartphones running Android (rebadged under the BLU brand name).