Huawei said it will start manufacturing phones in India in 2019, local media Times of India reports. Neither Huawei or the report has specified particular models that would be produced locally.

Prior to the new manufacturing plan, in 2016, Huawei established a mobile phone manufacturing partnership with local company Flex India, to produce Honor series with lower costs, and to send out a supporting gesture to the Indian government’s “Made in India” strategy. Before the 2016 tie-up, Huawei had already been in India for 16 years.

In addition, Huawei is hoping to deepen cooperation with Foxconn, Apple’s production partner, for phone manufacturing in India.

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Runhua Zhao

Runhua Zhao is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Connect with her via email: runhuazhao@technode.com