Nokia's Bangladesh-made G-series smartphones unveiled
Published : Thursday, 25 November, 2021 at 7:09 PM Count : 348
HMD Global Bangladesh on Thursday (November 25) formally unveiled two models of Nokia G-series smartphones for Bangladesh market.
Both the handsets are now being made at a factory at Bangabandhu Hi-Tech City at Kaliakair in Gazipur.
Vibrant Software (BD) Ltd, a joint venture of UK-based Vibrant Software and Union Group of Bangladesh, has set up the first factory to manufacture the Nokia smartphones in Bangladesh.
The two-storied factory has been constructed in Block-5 of Bangabandhu Hi-Tech City at Kaliakair, Gazipur. It is equipped with advanced technology and multiple quality control systems, both automated and human-operated, to ensure the highest quality of finished products.
The launching ceremony, styled "Made in Bangladesh" took place at a hotel in the capital.
Farhan Rashid, Head of Business, HMD Global Bangladesh, Raquibul Kabir, Managing Director, Union Group and Alvee Rana, Director, Union Group unveiled the phones.
Alvee Rana said, "Being a partner of a global brand like Nokia is a big honour for us. We have set up the factory following the European standards set by HMD Global. The made is Bangladesh handsets will certainly help us to gain more market share in the smartphone market as well as providing consumers handsets at more affordable prices."
Ravi Kunwar, General Manager (Pan Asia), HMD Global said "The launch of the Bangladeshi assembled handsets along with the introduction of the factory is a milestone in our journey"
Both G10 and G20 have three-day battery life – the longest yet on Nokia smartphones.
The Nokia G20 is supported by Android with three years of monthly security updates and two years of OS updates. It has face and side fingerprint unlocks, 6.5" teardrop display, 48MP camera, ample storage and OZO surround audio.
Nokia G10 has a triple rear camera and advanced imaging with AI-enhanced shooting modes.
Initially, 300 units of smartphones will be manufactured at the factory every day through six production lines, of which, four are for assembling and two for packaging. The plant is facilitated with all required infrastructure, including its own testing laboratory and employs around 200 workers.
The price for the locally produced Nokia smartphones will be 30% cheaper compared to the imported handsets. The G10 model price has been fixed at Tk 13,499 while the G20 model at Tk 14,999.