According to the research firm Cyber Media Research, a total of 56.6 million handsets were shipped during the June quarter, of which smartphones comprised 43 per cent (24.8 million units) of the volume.

"The 'Make in India' campaign has had a positive impact on mobile handsets manufacturing in the country. Of the total handsets shipped in Q2 CY2015, 24.8 percent were manufactured and/or assembled in India compared to 19.9 percent in the previous quarter (Q1 CY 2015)," it said.
Government has been pushing for promoting manufacturing in the country, especially electronics. A significant volume of mobile handsets sold in India are manufactured in China and Taiwan and estimates suggest that given the strong growth seen in the Indian market, import bills for electronics could be higher than that of crude oil by 2020.
While players like Samsung, Micromax and Spice have been assembling handsets in the country, firm like HTC, Asus and Gionee have evinced interest in setting up a manufacturing base in the country. The contribution of Chinese brands grew 97 per cent year on year during the June quarter as against 48 per cent for Indian brands within the smartphone segment, it said.
Expressing his concern, CMR Lead Analyst Telecoms Practice Faisal Kawoosa said: "Although domestic manufacturing of mobile phones has increased, the government must introduce minimum value addition norms for mobile handsets as a threshold for qualifying to be labelled as 'Made in India'."


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