List of All Indian mobile companies in 2021

It is hard to deny that Chinese companies mostly occupy the Indian mobile phone market. 

Did you know? Most of the major mobile companies In India, such as Redmi, Poco, Oppo, Vivo, Realme, Motorola, and Infinix, are Chinese brands.

Then which are the Indian mobile companies? Where are they? What are they doing? 

Let’s know about them. If you want to about other non-Chinese brands, you can read our other article about the best non-Chinese mobile brands in India.

Indian Mobile Companies

1. Micromax Informatics

Micromax in - Indian mobile companies

Micromax is the biggest mobile phone manufacturing company in India. This company is founded by four friends in 2000 in Delhi.

Currently, Micromax has three factories in India, located in Bhiwadi (Rajasthan), Rudrapur (Uttarakhand), and Telangana.

Micromax’s first android mobile was Micromax A60, launched in 2010 in India. 

In 2015, Micromax was the 2nd largest smartphone brand In India. But with the rise of Chinese brands Like Xiaomi, Lenovo, etc. Micromax lost their place.

The main reason for that, Xiaomi provides very high-quality hardware at a reasonable price. Whereas Micromax selling the Chinese rebranded products.

Even there were no software updates in Micromax phones. Even the after sell supports was worst.

In the time of 2017 & 2018, Micromax was utterly disappeared from the Indian smartphone market.

But from the end of 2020, the story was changed. Micromax comes back with two 100% made in India with their IN series smartphones at a very reasonable price.

They plan to launch more smartphones, and also they promise to use made in India components as much as possible.

Latest Micromax Phones

PhoneProcessorRAM & ROMRatingsPrice
Micromax IN Note 1MediaTek Helio G854GB & 64GB4.4/510999/-
Micromax IN 1bMediaTek Helio G354GB & 64GB4.2/57999/-

2. Lava

Lava - Indian mobile companies

Lava is the second-largest mobile phone manufacturing company In India. It is founded in 2009 as an offshoot of a telecommunication venture.

Its headquarter is situated in Noida, Uttarpradesh. They have there manufacturing unit in both India and China.

Lava launched its first Flagship level smartphone Iris Pro 30, in 2014. In the same year, they launch their first windows phone Iris Win1.

In January 2021, Lava launched the world’s first customizable phones Z1, Z2, Z4, Z6, and MyZ. Also, it demands that these phones are entirely made and designed in India.

Latest Lava Phones

PhoneProcessorRAM & ROMRatingsPrice
Lava Z1MediaTek Helio A202GB & 16GB4.3/54999/-
Lava Z2MediaTek Helio G352GB & 32GB4.9/56998/-
Lava Z4MediaTek Helio G354GB & 64GB4.1/58999/-
Lava Z6MediaTek Helio G356GB & 64GB4.2/59999/-

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3. Intex

intex - Indian mobile companies

Intex is another largest consumer electronics brand In India. Narendra Bansal, an Indian entrepreneur, founded this company in the year of 1996. In the time of 2015 & 2016, Intex was the 2nd largest smartphone brand in India.

But now, Intex completely disappeared from the smartphone market. They launched their last smartphone in 2018. 

At present, this company only manufactures feature phones and other electronics items such as computer peripherals, LED TVs, power banks, etc.

Best Intex Feature Phones

PhoneRatingsPrice
Intex Eco 1074.1/5999/-
Intex Turbo 1083.8/51115/-
Intex Eco 105vx 4.1/5999/-

4. Gionee

Gioneee - Indian mobiles brands

We all know about this brand. Once, it was one of the best selling smartphone brands in India. Gionee was founded in 2002 in Shenzhen, China.

In 2018, Gionee files bankruptcy to Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court, as Gionee’s chairman Liu Lirong lost over US$144 million to gambling in a casino.

After that, In 2019, Gionee was sold to the Indian mobile manufacturer Karbonn mobiles. So after that, Gionee becomes an Indian brand.

In 2020 Karbonn owned Gionee launched their first made in India smartphone Gionee Max in India.

Gionee Latest Smartphones

PhoneProcessorRAM & ROMRatingsPrice
Gionee MaxSpreadtrum SC9863A2GB & 32GB4.1/55999/-

5. Karbonn Mobiles

karbonn - Indian mobile companies

Karbonn mobile is another smartphone and smartphone manufacturer in India. This company was founded by Sudhir Hasija & Pradeep Jain in 2009.

Like Intex, Karbonn mobile is missing from the smartphone market for a very long time.

6. LYF

LYF is a smartphone manufacturer brand by Reliance Industries Limited. It was founded in 2015 by Mukesh Ambani and Jio in Mumbai.

It only manufactures 4G smartphones and 4G feature phones. Like Intex and Karbonn, LYF also does not launch any device for a very long time.

Also, they discontinued the manufacturing of Jio 4G feature phones.

7. mPhone

mphone - Indian mobile brands

mPhone is a smartphone manufacturing company based in the Indian state of Kerala.

They manufacture 4G smartphones, feature phones, power banks, and other mobile accessories. 

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8. Yu Televentures

Yu was an Indian consumer electronics company. It was a joint venture of Micromax and Cyanogen Inc.

This company launches many phones, but due to software optimization issue, poor after sell support, they failed to impress buyers.

In 2017, this company discounted all its operations.

9. Xolo 

xolo - top Indian mobile brands

Xolo was a subsidiary of Lava mobiles. It was founded in 2012 by Lava. Xolo ZX was the last phone by Xolo, which was launched in April 2019.

After that, this company does not launch any products. Also, there is no proper information on the official website about their activity or plans of Xolo.

10. Celkon

celkon - Indian mobile brands

Celkon is another Indian mobile phone company in India. It was founded in 2009 by Murali Retineni in Hyderabad.

Celkon manufactured 4G smartphones, feature phones, and tablets. Currently, they don’t have any manufacturing unit in India. Their phones are mainly manufactured in China and Taiwan.

11. iBall

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iBall is another Indian electronics brand. It was founded in September 2001 by Sandeep Parasrampuria and Anil Parasrampuria in Mumbai.

They mainly import their products from China and Taiwan. The last android smartphone is from iBall was iBall Andi 5G Blink 4G was launched in June 2016.

Now, they only manufacture tablets, speakers, and other smartphone accessories.

Latest iBall Tablets

PhoneProcessorRAM & ROMRatingsPrice
iBall iTAB Moviez ProUNISOC SC98634GB & 64GB4/516470/-
iBall iTAB MovieZARM Cortex A552GB & 32GB3.7/511999/-

12. Spice Digital

Indian smartphone brands

Spice is an Indian telecommunication company established by Bhupendra Kumar Modi in 2000. Its headquarters is situated in Noida, Uttarpradesh.

Spice also disappeared from the smartphone market. Their last Android device was Spice V801, launched in September 2017.

Some other Indian brands previously made mobile phones, but now they are not associated with this business.

  • CREO
  • HCL Technologies
  • Onida Electronics
  • Videocon

Non-Chinese brands

This mobile brand is neither Chinese nor Indian. They are from other countries or continents. Let’s know about these brands.

1. Apple

Apple is an American brand. It was founded in 1976 in California, United States, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne.

Apple is the most profitable smartphone company in the world. It is due to their famous iPhone series. Apart from the iPhone, they also manufacture tablets, laptops, computers, etc.

In India, Foxconn and Wistron manufacture phones and other devices for Apple. Foxconn and Wistron are both Taiwanese brand.

2. Samsung

Samsung is the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer. According to the latest data, Samsung occupies 20% mobile phone market in the world.

Samsung is a South Korean company. It was founded in 1938 by Lee Byung-Chul. Currently, Samsung has two manufacturing units in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

3. Nokia

Nokia is the oldest mobile phone company in India. The first phone of many Indians like me was from Nokia.

Nokia is a Finnish company, and it was founded in 1865. 

In 2014, Nokia sold its mobile and devices division to Microsoft. Later, In 2016, Microsoft sold Nokia’s mobile and devices division to HMD global for $350 million.

HMD Global is also a Finnish company.

4. Google

Google is the largest technology brand in the world. They first enter the mobile phone market with Google Pixel 1 in 2016.

It becomes widely popular for solid hardware and smooth performance. Currently, HTC manufactures Google Pixel phones.

5. Asus

Asus is a Taiwanese brand. They manufacture computer motherboards, Laptops, Smartphones, etc. Asus has its manufacturing plant in Andhrapradesh.

5. HTC

HTC is a Taiwanese company. In 2017, Google acquired the smartphone division of HTC for 1.1 billion dollars.

6. LG

LG stands for Lifes Good. It is a South Korean multinational electronics company. LG has its manufacturing facility on Pune.

7. Sony

Sony is a Japanese company. Though Sony lost its presence in the Indian smartphone market, they have strong footprints in the smartphone camera lens industry.

Most of the brands use Sony lenses on their Premium or Flagship level phones.

So this is the complete list of some Non-Chinese brands, Now let’s know about the Chinese mobile brands.

Chinese mobile companies

Let’s talk about some Chinese mobile companies. I know most of the peoples are familiar with these names, as more than 70% of the Indian smartphone market is acquired by these companies.

  • Redmi (Sub Brand of Xiaomi)
  • Poco (Sub Brand of Xiaomi)
  • Honor (Sub Brand of Shenzen Zhixin New Information Technology Co.)
  • 10 or (Brand owned by Huaqin Technology Co., Ltd.)
  • Black shark (Sub Brand of Xiaomi)
  • Vivo (Sub Brand of BBK electronics)
  • Oppo (Sub Brand of BBK electronics)
  • Realme (Sub Brand of BBK electronics)
  • OnePlus (Sub Brand of BBK electronics)
  • Meizu
  • LeEco
  • Coolpad (Sub Brand of LeEco)
  • Infinix
  • Tecno Mobile
  • ZTE

Is 100% made in Indian phone possible?

Frankly speaking, No. A smartphone contains hundreds of components. At present, India only can build almost 50 – 60% of a smartphone.

The rest of the components we need to import from other countries like the USA, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, etc.

There are two major processor manufacturing companies Qualcomm and MediaTek. Qualcomm is an American company, whereas MediaTek is a Taiwanese company.

At present, they don’t have any manufacturing unit In India. So for chipset, India needs to depend on these countries.

Then we need an Image sensor for smartphone cameras. Samsung, Sony, and OmniVision are the three companies that provide Image sensors for smartphones.

Sadly there is no manufacturing unit for Image sensors in India. We also need to import it from countries like China, South Korea, etc.

India has many manufacturing units for smartphone batteries. But India has a minimal amount of Lithium reserve, which is the main component for a mobile battery.

So we need to import it from countries like Argentina, Chile, China, etc.

From the above points, it’s clear that 100% made In India phones are impossible. All Indian mobile companies need to import components from other countries.

FAQ – Indian Mobile Companies

🤔 Which Indian mobile company is best?

👉🏻 Two best Indian mobile company is Micromax and Lava.

🤔 Who is the No 1 mobile company in India?

👉🏻 Samsung, a South Korean company, is the no 1 selling smartphone company in India.

🤔 Is Mi an Indian company?

👉🏻 No, Mi is a sub-brand of Xiaomi, which is a Chinese company. But, Xiaomi claims that 99% of Xiaomi phones are made in India. They have factories in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Conclusion

So here is the end of our article about the Indian mobile companies. Along with we also talk about the other non-Chinese mobile companies In India.

If you have any suggestions or questions for us, don’t hesitate to let us know about the comment section. 

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