Indian mobile manufacturer Lava has launched its ‘Design in India’ initiative and the first ‘Designed in India’ mobile phone called Prime X at Rs 1,499.
Prime X is the slimmest phone in its category, with an battery standby time of 17 days. It has best-in-class audio, giving its users an immersive audio performance. The phone also comes with a 2-year replacement warranty, claims Lava.
In 2016, LAVA set up its Design Centre in Noida, India, with a large team of Indian designers and engineers. The design team spent over a year in China getting trained and guided by the company’s China team on Industrial, Mechanical, Hardware and Software Design.
LAVA has a large in-house Research & Development Centre in Shenzhen, China with an over 700-member strong team of engineers, covering the entire gamut of mobile design. Having complete control on the Mobile Design, Components Supply Chain and Manufacturing enables LAVA to remain true to its Brand promise of ‘Never Lets You Down’.
Going forward, the company is aiming at launching the first ‘Designed in India’ Smartphone by October, 2018. Furthermore, the company is working towards designing and manufacturing the entire range of LAVA mobiles in India by 2021.
Hari Om Rai, Chairman & Managing Director, LAVA International said “The Design in India initiative is one of the most significant milestones towards achieving our country’s vision of making India a global hub for mobile phone manufacturing. ‘Design in India’ is a critical step towards building the mobile components and parts eco-system in the country. Over the last six years, LAVA has built its capability and expertise in mobile design which led to ‘Design in India’. Having said that, I am very proud of our Indian engineers who have not just built India’s first ‘Designed in India’ mobile phone but one which is a true hallmark of excellence”.