Many market analysts believe that Reliance Jio will launch entry-level LTE devices with Mediatek. The Taiwanese manufacturer is in the process of qualifying their LTE solutions, both with infrastructure providers and with networks. The company also said that they are in active discussions to figure out the timing and appropriate testing for Indian operators, who are very anxious to see Mediatek come in, which will happen by middle of the year and will allow launches later this year.
Mediatek rightly sees India as a highly lucrative market. Excluding countries like China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan, India represents the biggest market in Asia. Having enjoyed success in the feature phone market, the South-East Asian phone maker wants the transition to smartphones and tablets. With the expanding market share of local brands, a lot of things going in favour for a year or two. Another reason for the company to focus its strategy on India is that the smartphone market in China is plateauing.
Mr. Moynihan also said that wearable devices were the new trend and based on a user’s lifestyle, they could present an interesting segment, where manufacturers compete. As biomedical sensors grow in numbers and usability, the primary focus of wearable devices, health and fitness could receive a boost.
a result, more devices tailored in the domain could see the light of
the day. Google recently announced Android Wear, which is a clear
sign that complementary devices for a smartphone could become popular
in the future. With the Indian Market now seen as having a high
purchasing power, more manufacturers will be willing to launch new
and interesting products.