Samsung is preparing to relocate a significant part of its smartphone manufacturing to India, according to a new report by The Economic Times.
Samsung will move a big part of smartphone production to India
Sources familiar with the current situation say Samsung has already informed the Indian government of plans to manufacture more than $40 billion worth of phones over the next five years. Most phones made in India, priced above $ 200, will be for export to all countries in the world. So your next Samsung smartphone is highly likely to be made in India.
Samsung closed its last remaining plant in China last year. Prior to that, the Korean tech giant opened its largest smartphone factory in Noida, India, which will remain Samsung’s leading manufacturing center in the future.
Another center for the production of Samsung smartphones today is Vietnam, which is the second-largest exporter of smartphones after China.
Samsung has promised three major Android updates for its latest flagships
During its latest press conference, the Koreans paid a lot of attention to the interaction between the company and its fans, as well as its efforts to hear user requests. One of these requests was to extend the life cycle of its smartphones. And Samsung heard. The Koreans spoke about the new smartphone software policy, which provides a three-year OS update cycle. Rumor has it that the policy will take effect starting with the Galaxy S10, that is, last year’s flagships will receive not only Android 11, but also Android 12 in a year.
At this point, Samsung has been updating the flagships for two years, and then it switches to the mode of providing security patches (and even then not every month). Now the only question is how long will it take after the release of the final version of the new Android. As a reminder, Android 11 will be available for Pixel smartphones, presumably on September 8th.
It is worth to mention that recently, the company has revealed the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones, and here is a reminder of the Ultra model.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra specifications
- 6.9-inch Quad HD+ (3088 × 1440 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display, HDR10+,496PPI, 120Hz refresh rate, up to 1500 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection
- Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 990 7nm EUV processor with ARM Mali-G77MP11 GPU
- 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 256GB, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD
- Android 10 with OneUI
- Hybrid Dual SIM
- 108MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, OIS, Laser AF Sensor, 12MP Periscope lens with f/3.0 aperture, PDAF, OIS, 5X optical zoom, Super-Resolution Zoom up to 50X, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture
- 10MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture
- Water and dust resistant (IP68)
- Stereo speakers tuned by AKG, Dolby Atmos
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1mm; Weight: 208
- Bluetooth enabled S Pen with Pressure levels: 4096, Pen tip diameter: 0.7 mm, IP68
- 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax (2.4/5GHz), HE80, MIMO, 1024-QAM, Bluetooth 5, GPS with GLONASS, USB Type-C (Gen 3.2), NFC, MST
- 4500mAh (typical) battery with 45W fast charging, wireless (WPC and PMA) charging, Wireless PowerShare