As part of its global ambitions, Huawei has started handset production in Brazil. The joint-venture factory has been set up in partnership with Compal Electronics, with the idea to sell phones and tablets locally, and benefit from tax-breaks.
The facility is projected to assemble around 100,000 devices per year, and may be expanded if there’s a demand. It is based in São Paulo, near to a Foxconn factory that was set up to produce Apple devices last year.
It’s unclear which devices Huawei will make in the new factory and Brazilians can only hope the hot-new Ascend P6 will be one of the products assembled there.
Commenting on the news, Huawei Brasil’s CEO Veni Shone said: “Our strategy is to reduce the taxes levied and the total cost of production so we can offer handsets at an affordable price for the Brazilian market, with the latest in terms of technology without losing the quality of Huawei products.”