Covid-19 impact: Xiaomi, Oppo turn to expensive imports as units struggle

China’s Xiaomi Corp and Oppo are importing some smartphone models into India as their local plants struggle to get back to production levels needed to meet demand that built up during lockdown, sources familiar with matter said.   The move is a costly one as the world’s second-largest smartphone market imposes steep tariffs on imports of devices and components - part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push to boost manufacturing in India.

Most foreign brands in India make nearly all of their smartphones locally.   It.

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