HMD opens new factory in #Indonesia; Phones coming there on 14th September

Thanks to a national law that requires that 30% of components in smartphones have to be of local origin (TKDN), before bringing the new Nokia phones, HMD has opened a new factory, or better to say assembly facility in Indonesia. For quite some time the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 were certified for the Indonesian market, but HMD didn’t have all approvals from the government to start the sales.

The factory started operating this month in Batam, and it was a logical move for HMD to do this investment because Indonesia has a population of over 260 million and Nokia is a strong brand there. As I understood, the factory is not owned (solely) by HMD, but it’s a joint investment with local firms like TSM to meet the TKDN requirements.

On 14th September in Jakarta, HMD Global is expected to announce the new Nokia smartphones for the Indonesian market. They will probably introduce the whole line, the 3, 5 and 6, but also the newly announced Nokia 8, that is already on sale in many markets globally.

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    • That’s a lot of modules 🙂

      • Is this same like samsung buying all SD835 processors and not keeping anything for other manufacturers? Lenses are made by ZEISS too. OR Is this something different. Can we assume that we will not see a 41MP camera phone monster from Nokia next year.? 😛

        Yes! That are just too many modules. LOL I don’t think apple would have ever sold that many iPhones combined. 😛

        • They will probably have the initial batch. Camera is developing in a different direction. 🙂

          • I believe there are many manufacturers that can make the camera modules. Actually i hope so- But if this company is the only one to deliver 16MP cameras than 600 million modules is a lot of money to be blocked by one company. Apple don’t like loosing money so they wot be blocking the production

          • What should be a cost of 1 module for Apple as they are buying it in millions?
            Check their website. I think many other manufacturers must be making these modules. 😛

          • Exactly what i wrote in my comment.