The Indian smartphone market is the most lucrative and fastest growing telecom market in the world. With 4G VoLTE data services rolling across the country for the last one year, we are now seeing more and more smartphone manufacturers entering the industry to capture some market share, specially in the budget segment. Topwise Communication, a Chinese ODM (Original Device Maker), is all set to enter India with its smartphone brand named COMIO this August. The company has already appointed Sanjay Kalirona as the CEO and Director of COMIO India.
COMIO as a brand was established back in 2008, under one of China’s largest mobile phone solutions provider Ding Zhi Group wherein they had launched their first device in 2015. The brand is known to create remarkable hardware and software for the end consumers. COMIO has already started with its Indian operations and is all set to launch their first few devices in India by mid-August 2017. The smartphones will be catering the highest growing segment, priced between Rs. 6,000 – Rs. 12,000.
Topwise Communication, one of the biggest ODMs in China, was founded in June 2005. It is among top three printed circuit board (PCBA) manufacturers. The company is headquartered in Hong Kong and specializes in manufacturing all types of smartphones, PC tablets and POS machines. Topwise has been manufacturing for brands worldwide including top Indian smartphone brands. The company provides complete ecosystem including R&D, Design, Manufacturing, Software Development and Brand – Sales. The company has three manufacturing facilities – two in Huizhou and one in Ji’an.
The COMIO India website is already live and thus we should be getting more information about the company in the coming weeks close to its final launch. As a new brand, their main focus should be on setting up service and customer care support as most newly launched smartphone brands struggle in this department. Stay tuned for more.