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First ‘made in India’ Gionee smartphone to be launched today

Well, that was quick. Just days after it was announced that Gionee will launch its first ‘made in India’ smartphone in the country before the festival of Diwali, it is being reported that the device will be launched today.

Update:Gionee launched the F103 as its first made in India smartphone.

The handset – manufactured at the Foxconn facility in Sri City – will be launched in the presence of the Chinese company’s President William Lu, India chief Arvind Vohra, and N. Chandrababu Naidu, who is the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The event will be held in the city of Visakhapatnam.

The launch would come less than a week after Gionee launched its Elife E8 smartphone in India. The company has already announced that it will invest a total of $50 million in next three years on manufacturing in India.