Motorola reportedly looking to launch affordable 4G smartphones in India next year

Motorola will reportedly launch affordable 4G handsets in India sometime next year. In an interview with Economic Times, Rick Osterloh, president and chief operating officer at Motorola Mobility, stated that the vendor will be very aggressive in the 4G segment in India in 2015.

The transition to 4G will be quick. Next year, we are going to be very aggressive in the 4G value proposition for end users. India is absolutely essential (for global turnaround). India and Brazil are countries that we think first when we think about our business because that's the future. The market here is growing incredibly quickly.

By offering affordable 4G-enabled handsets, Motorola will be looking to increase its market share in India. The vendor is currently the fifth largest in India in the smartphone segment, and is aiming to break into the top three in 2015.

Osterloh did not provide any further details with regards to a specific launch date or the kind of the hardware that will be on offer, but we should be hearing more as the new year rolls in. While 4G services are live in a few cities in the country, mainstream rollout is scheduled for early next year.

Source: Economic Times

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is Android Central's Senior Editor of Asia. In his current role, he oversees the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, networking products, and AV gear. He has been testing phones for over a decade, and has extensive experience in mobile hardware and the global semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.