Four smartphones produced by VinSmart, a subsidiary of Vietnamese property and retail conglomerate Vingroup, have officially hit stores in Russia.
A VinSmart smartphone. (Photo: CellphoneS)
The four models – Vsmart Bee,Vsmart Star, Vsmart Joy2 and Vsmart Live – all running Google’s Androidoperating system, were launched during a ceremony in Moscow on October 3.
They are on sale forprices ranging from 5,000 RUB – 17,000 RUB (about 75USD – 260 USD) and distributed by TFN Trading.
Speaking at the event, SalesDirector of VinSmart Russia Sergey Sadkov said Vsmart-branded smartphones cancapture the Russian market because of the two countries’ friendship and thefact that Vietnamese goods are fairly popular among Russian people.
VinSmart’s phones can becompetitive in Russia since the company has a deal with the world’s leading chip makerQualcomm and offers a 18-month warranty rather than the usual 12-month scheme,he noted.
The launch of Vsmart phones was just the beginning andthe company has plans to introduce morehi-tech devices and home appliances to the Russian market.
Vietnamese Ambassador toRussia Ngo Duc Manh told the Vietnam News Agency that he is happy and proudthat Vietnamese smartphones are now available in a very promising market likeRussia. It is even more significant as the two nations are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the signing of their treaty on the principles of friendly relations, he said.
Russia is VinSmart’s third international market after Spain and Myanmar.
VinSmart JSC was launched by Vingroup in June last yearwith charter capital of 3 trillion VND (131 million USD).
VinSmart operates in theproduction of smart electronics and researching, experimenting and applyingartificial intelligence (AI), automation and new generation materials.
VinSmart’stechnology is developed through close co-operation with the world'slargest technology firms such as Qualcomm, Google, ArcSoft and DxO toinclude the most advanced technologies in the smart device field. Onproduct design, VinSmart cooperates with a number of designers and ODMs(original design manufacturers).
Vingroup startedconstruction of a 15.2-hectare VinSmart phone factory in Hanoi in June this year./
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