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.