Now, having expanded to over 140,000 square meters, it is due to be opened by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Located in Noida, India, on the outskirts of New Delhi, the factory will almost double Samsung's Noida unit capacity from around 68 million units a year to 120 million annually according to a report from Bloomberg.
Earlier, South Korean President Moon, who is on a three-day visit to India, addressed at the India-Korea business forum and visited Gandhi Smriti with Prime Minister Modi.
The new factory will be able to produce 120 million smartphones every year and will make devices from across the whole of Samsung's range of products including budget devices and the flagship models.
Looking back at how Samsung started operations in India, it was in 1997 that the company initiated churning out televisions which were followed by refrigerator production in 2003.
"Our Noida factory, the world's largest mobile factory, is a symbol of Samsung's strong commitment to India". The facility will manufacture 1 crore units per month with around 30% of the production will be exported to countries in Middle East and African region. With the Noida plant, it aims to take it to 50 per cent.
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Right now, Samsung manufacturers 67 million smartphones in India.
Samsung has two manufacturing plants - in Noida and in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu - five R&D centres, and one design centre in Noida, employing over 70,000 people and expanding its network to over 1.5 lakh retail outlets.
Samsung's digital display technology uses augmented reality to help fast food restaurants enhance their customer experience by predicting what a person is going to order as they approach the menu.
Samsung hopes the smartphones it makes in India will be sold locally and in other markets around the world.
Moon said South Korea wished to participate in the Indian infrastructural projects, including the government's plan to build 100 smart cities and construct an industrial corridor linking the major cities. India is a big opportunity across price segments, including 2G feature phones. India's government, naturally, is excitedly embracing the announcement as art of its "Make in India" initiative. A bigger manufacturing plant, spread over 129000 sq. metres, will help Samsung meet the growing demand.