India’s domestic electronics manufacturing firm, Dixon Technology has reportedly started the manufacturing of its 5G millimetre waves smartphones. These will be the first set of devices in the 5G segment to be exported from the country.
Dixon has set up a manufacturing unit with an annual capacity of 7 million 5G millimetre (mm) phones and is in the process of setting up another factory with an annual capacity of 30 million smartphones in Noida. The manufactured smartphones are the Orbic Myra 5G UW smartphone, which can operate in high-frequency bands. This is the first smartphone that has been partly designed in India.
Dixon Technology has recently bagged a huge contract from US-based Orbic which sells smart devices for US-based telecom operators. This new 5G millimetre smartphone can theoretically provide the speed of up to 5 gigabits per second (Gbps) on a phone which is over 250 times faster compared to the top speed of 4G mobile connection recorded in India.
Orbic North America CEO Mike Narula said in a statement that this is a golden era for India for its manufacturing ecosystem and he promises to bring its entire portfolio of products for manufacturing at Dixon, which will include categories such as wearables, laptops, mobile hotspots and Chromebooks.
“This will further the ‘Made in India’ agenda and we plan to export these products to the US, Europe, Australia and Japan in 2022,” said Narula.
According to a vendor involved in the development of the smartphone, Dixon will start export this month and is expected to ship 2 million units overseas next year.