One solution for making the logistic more affordable and efficient is to start manufacturing smartphones in countries with a large population. Nokia Mobile started manufacturing phones in India not long ago, which are mostly intended for the Indian market, but also the export. Now, Nokia Mobile plans to start manufacturing phones in Bangladesh, a country that borders India and is also an important market with a lot of potential consumers.
Nokia is not the only brand that started the assembly of its phones there. The same maneuver was done by Samsung, OPPO, and Realme. Vibrant Software (BD) Ltd is the company that will be doing the production. The company received approval from BTRC to set up a factory in Bangladesh and got all the permission to assemble Nokia devices.
This should cover the costs of shipping and logistics for Nokia. Samsung, OPPO, Realme, Tecno, Itel are all manufacturing their devices in Bangladesh. Some 85% of the smartphones are manufactured locally and 55% of both smartphones and feature phones are sold there.