15 Indian Mobile Brands That Are Purely Made In India

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Sanjeyan N

9 months ago|7 min read


A mobile phone, sometimes known as a cell phone or simply a phone, is a phone that can make and receive calls. It is sometimes shortened to simply a mobile, cell, or just phone. 

The radio frequency link connects to the switching systems of a mobile phone company, enabling access to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). Because modern mobile telephone services are based on a cellular network design, mobile phones in North America are referred to as cellular phones or cell phones.

Feature phones are mobile phones that only have those characteristics; smartphones are mobile phones that have much more powerful computational capabilities. In this article, we'll look at over 15 Indian brands of mobile.

1. Micromax Informatics

Micromax Informatics | Indian Mobile Brands

Micromax Informatics, headquartered in Gurgaon, is an Indian consumer electronics and home appliance maker. It is one of the popular Indian brands of mobile. It was founded in March 2000 as an IT software company that specialised in embedded devices. It began the mobile handset sector in 2008 and by 2010 had grown to become one of India's top manufacturers of low-cost feature phones.

Micromax was the tenth largest smartphone manufacturer in the world in 2014. The V&D 100 Awards named Micromax an Emerging Company of the Year. Rahul Sharma was named Transformational Business Leader of the Year in 2017.

2. Intex

Intex | Indian Mobile Brands

Intex Technologies is an Indian-based global electronics manufacturing services company that makes smartphones, consumer electronics, and other accessories. Its headquarters are in New Delhi, where it was created in 1996.

Narendra Bansal founded the business in New Delhi in 1996. Keshav Bansal, Narendra Bansal's son, is currently the company's active director. In 2016 and 2017, the firm also controlled the Gujarat Lions, an IPL franchise.

3. Lava

Lava | Indian Mobile Brands

Lava International is a multinational electronics firm based in India that produces cell phones, laptops, computer hardware, and consumer goods. It is one of the popular Indian brands of mobile. It was established in 2009 as a spin-off from a telecommunications company. It is headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, and operates in many countries throughout the world.

Lava was working on building a mobile phone design center and new production facilities in India as of 2016. For product design and development, the company has an in-house R&D and product-testing set-up in China and India. Lava is headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, in Sector 64.

4. Karbonn Mobiles

Karbonn Mobiles | Indian Mobile Brands

Karbonn Mobiles is an Indian smartphone manufacturer that was founded in March 2009. Karbonn is a joint venture between Bengaluru-based United Telelinks Ltd. and Jaina Marketing Pvt. Ltd., which sells feature phones, smartphones, tablets, and mobile phone accessories.

Karbonn Mobiles is headquartered in New Delhi and has partnerships with leading telecom companies such as Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Jio. Karbonn now has operations in Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Yemen, the United Kingdom, and parts of Europe.

5. iBall

iBall | Indian Mobile Brands

iBall is an Indian electronics manufacturing services firm with its headquarters in Mumbai. It imports original equipment manufacturers' computer peripherals, smartphones, and tablets (OEMs). Anil Parasrampuria founded iBall in September 2001 intending to sell computer mice. 

The company sold consumer electronics in 27 different product categories as of 2011. iBall released the Andi Uddaan smartphone for ladies in 2014. When the SOS button on the back of the phone is pressed, it emits a loud siren and sends text messages (SMS) to five pre-selected contacts.

6. LYF

LYF | Indian Mobile Brands

LYF, also known as Jio LYF, is an Indian smartphone, laptop, and consumer electronics brand founded by Jio and based in Mumbai, India. It is one of the popular Indian brands of mobile. It makes Android-based VoLTE handsets with 4G capabilities. It is a subsidiary of Reliance Industries' Jio, the company's telecommunications department. It is run in tandem with Jio, the parent company's flagship initiative.

LYF became India's fifth-largest smartphone player and second largest LTE phone supplier in May 2016, according to Counterpoint Research. Jio, the cellular company, established LYF in 2015. Smartphones under the brand were set to launch in November 2015, closely aligned with Jio's 4G services.

7. Spice mobiles

Spice Digital Limited is a Spice Connect subsidiary and an Indian telecommunications company based in Noida, India. Mobile Value Added Services, as well as Telco Solutions, Enterprise Solutions, Financial Technology, GST Suvidha Provider (GSP), and Digital Transformation goods and services, are among the company's specialties.

Bhupendra Kumar Modi founded Spice Digital in 2000 with a team of 13. The company committed Rs 100 crores in July 2006 to beef up its technology and extend its product line, as well as establishing a Rs 50 crore incubation fund for new ventures.

8. Swipe

Swipe is a firm based in California that sells Android smartphones and tablets in India. Swipe was awarded the 'MOST INNOVATIVE DRIVEN COMPANY' award by the World Brand Congress in 2012 for launching India's first 3D Tablet. 

In 2014, the company reported that it had received approximately $4.9 million in funding from Kalaari Capital. Swipe's most recent product in India is the Swipe Junior smartphone, which was released in November 2015.

9. Celkon

Celkon | Indian Mobile Brands

Celkon was an Indian mobile phone manufacturer based in Hyderabad. Dual-sim smartphones, feature phones, and tablets were all produced by the company. Its cellphones were marketed under two names: CAMPUS and the MILLENNIA high-end series. Initially, the company's mobile phones and tablet computers were made in Taiwan and China.

Celkon began production in Medchal, Hyderabad, with a capacity of 200,000 mobile phones, and eventually expanded to two more plants, one in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, and the other in Hyderabad, Telangana.

10. Smartron

It is an Indian mobile phone firm founded in 2017 by Mr. Mahesh Lingareddy and cricket legend Mr. Sachin Tendulkar. Smartphones, bicycles, tablets, and laptops are among the company's offerings.

11. YU Televentures

Cyanogen Inc and Micromax Informatics Limited formed YU Televentures as a joint venture on December 18, 2014, to create an Indian consumer electronics brand. In addition, YU is the only distributor of Cyanogen OS in India.

The Cyanogen OS was discontinued by the CyanogenMod developer group in December 2016. Rahul Sharma, a co-founder of Micromax, owns a 99 percent controlling stake in YU, with two other co-founders, Vikas Jain and Sumeet Arora, holding the remaining 1%.

12. XOLO

XOLO | Indian Mobile Brands

Lava International's Xolo, stylized as XOLO, is an Indian mobile device brand. It makes personal gadgets including smartphones, tablets, and laptops, as well as accessories like power banks. 

The Xolo X900, India's first smartphone featuring an Intel processor, was released in April 2012. Xolo was the first Indian company to team up with AMD to release a tablet, the Xolo Win. 

In December 2013, the LT900, India's first 4G-enabled smartphone, was released. Liverpool FC introduced Xolo as its first regional partner in India on January 6, 2014. In July 2015, Xolo unveiled the Xolo Black, one of the first dual-camera phones in India.

13. iKALL

iKall claims to be an Indian corporation that was founded in 1949, according to its official website. The company was created in India, according to the official website, although no information about the founder is provided. According to the company, they have over 2000 distributors and offer mobile phones, tablets, and gadgets on Amazon and other e-commerce sites. It's difficult to know whether the phones are made in China or assembled in India.

14. Realme

Realme | Indian Mobile Brands

Realme is a Chinese smartphone maker with offices in India's New Delhi and Shenzhen. 

Sky Li (Li Bingzhong), the former vice president of Oppo and the CEO of Oppo India, founded the company on May 4, 2018. It was a spin-off from Oppo, which was owned by BBK Electronics as a whole.

15. POCO India

POCO India | Indian Mobile Brands

POCO is a Chinese smartphone maker that was previously known as Xiaomi's POCO and Poco Phone. It is one of the popular Indian brands of mobile. The Poco brand was introduced in August 2018 as a Xiaomi mid-range smartphone line. 

Poco India became a separate entity on January 17, 2020, and its global equivalent on November 24, 2020. In August 2018, Poco introduced its first smartphone, the Pocophone F1. In January 2021, POCO India unveiled its new logo, mascot, and tagline, Made of Mad.

So there you have it, a list of 15 Indian brands of mobile. The majority of us, however, use mobile phones made in other countries. 

However, Indian-branded phones are among the best-selling and comparable to phones from other countries. So please forward this information to your friends who enjoy using Indian brands of mobile phones.

Do let us know your favorite Indian brand or the one you have used and has impressed you the most.

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