Topwise Communications, one of the ODMs in China is entering the Indian smartphone market very soon and that is going to be under the brand name COMIO. The parent brand Topwise has been in the industry for over a decade since its inception in 2005. The brand COMIO was launched in 2008 and has been ever since offering devices in different price ranges in China.
According to the information we received, COMIO and the phones under that brand name will be officially launching in India in mid-August 2017. The website comio.in is put up under construction and we might be able to see some more information very soon. Sanjay Kumar Kalirona who had earlier worked with AKAI India, Intex Technologies, and Zen Mobile is now the CEO and Director at COMIO mobile and he will be taking on the operations of the company in the Indian market.
It is also said that COMIO mobile will be catering the ever growing price segment with the price between Rs. 6000 and Rs. 12000. Topwise Communications has an office in New Delhi now to start off the operations in this growing market that is set to become the second largest smartphone market in the world by 2018.
Whether there will be any new smartphones made only for the Indian market or will the company have the same phones that are selling in China already, is still something to know but Sanjay Kumar Kalirona says that the company has a long term plan in India and thus, we might see a slow yet steady progress. Most of the Chinese brands that have recently entered the Indian smartphone market have made a steady growth and that has led to the decline in number of sales for the Indian brands like Micromax, Karbonn, and others and the market leader Samsung too is feeling the heat.