Gone are the days when Chinese smartphone manufacturers were confined to their own boundaries. They have jumped off the The Great Wall of China and have started seeping in the ever growing Indian market with the launch of more and more killer devices in the Android smartphone arena.
The leading phone makers are clearly producing first-rate hardware at this point to be enthrusted in their devices and after finding success in China, they have come to build their future on the Indian shores.
Recently, it has been confirmed that 7 major brands of the Chinese markets have maded all the plan to foray in the nation. All these brands will have offices in Nehru Place alone, as Chinese brands only, and will make Delhi as the premier location for national distribution. These brands are already-in or going t come to India by March-April 2013. Let have a look at the slideshow below to know about these famous brands and their versatile basket of mobile offerings.
Zopo mobiles, is one of the largest Android handset maker and retailer in China, with around 14 retail stores in Shenzhen and Berlin. Under the India subsidiary, Zopo India (P) Limited, the manufacturer will distribute Zopo ZP handset series in India through its National Distributor Usha Infotech, the leading importers of fibreoptics products and telecom equipment.
The company has already launched Zopo ZP900 in the Indian market at a price of Rs 18,999. Moving ahead, Zopo India will launch 5 Android handsets with the price range not exceeding Rs 15,999 for 5.3 inch touch screen enabled Android smartphone. Moreover, the company will also launch online shopping facility to enable customers for direct purchase.
While, Xiaomi is a brand which is still focussing on Chinese market, but the manufacturer is now all geared up to enter the Indian boundaries by the first quarter of this year with its exquisite range of affordable smartphones and phablets.
Recently, the company had launched Xiomi MI-2, successor of first MIUI Phone in China itself. The handset boasted high-end specs such as 4.3-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with Adreno 320 Graphics, 2GB of RAM and 2000 mAh battery with optional battery pack of 3000 mAh. It runs on MIUI ROM based on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Umi-X1 and Umi-X2
UMI Mobile has just recently announced its debut in the market will the launch of two handsets - UMI X1 and X2. In a recent development, the manufacturer unveiled both the phones on its official Facebook India page, revealing that UMI X1 would be a dual core smartphone priced at Rs 9,999, on the other hand X2 is a quad core phablet, which would be reportedly priced at Rs 12,999 approximately.
ThL (Technology, Happy, Life - technology-based happy life) is a smart phone brand founded by Shenzhen Hongjiayuan Communication Technology Co., Ltd., a high-tech enterprise specializing in smart phone R & D, production, sales and service. By the end of September 2012, ThL has opened over 300 brand experience stores in more than 30 provinces and cities throughout China. While, the company is planning to enter Indian market, already the cheap budget handset of the company are know in the grey market of India.
Another smnartphone vendor from China is all set and ready to launch its phablet competitor in 2013 - Neo phablet range. The latest in the basket is Neo N003 with 5.3 inch screen, which further packs the latest processor from MediaTek MT6589 quad-core CPU with a speed of 1.3GHz, 1GB RAM and 3000 mAh battery. Meanwhile, to capture the special moment you can rely on Neo N003 which has a main 12 megapixel camera sensor and a 3-megapixel front camera.
Lasly, Mogu is one more popular budget smartphone manufacturer of China, which is prepping to take on the Indian smartphone market. The vendor usually launches android smartphone for work and play along with internet surfing support.
The new Meizu Quad-core handset was announced in 2012, and since then the smartphone has been compared to the likes of Android heavyweights including Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X. Just after a month of its launch a benchmark test was conducted by GSMArena.com with AnTuTu, according to which the new Meizu handset surprisingly scored higher than the S3 and One X.
Meizu MX Quadcore is present in India unofficially and the 32GB model is available at a price of around Rs. 25,000 and the 64GB model for around Rs. 33,000.