To produce a mobile phone in Germany, the Nokia has dared to do so. Ten years ago, however, its history in this country ended rather ugly. From one day to the other, his factory in Bochum was made surprisingly dense, although it still made a substantial profit. In the age of smartphones, it now wants to make the former Siemens subsidiary Gigaset better.
The company announces in a press release, one of its three new low-cost entry-level models, the GS185, in Bocholt, near the produce Dutch border. Both the development of the device, the adaptation to customer requirements, and the production in Germany will take place. The pilot project is said to have met with worldwide interest, the production “Made in Germany” is still considered a major quality feature.
This quality is to be generated by the use of manufacturing robots and to be separated from the manual production in Asia. Due to this automation, however, the number of jobs created in Germany is relatively small. Gigaset promises a reduction in CO2 emissions through the shorter delivery routes. However, the various components of the device continue to come from Asia.
The GS185 will be available for € 179 and features a 5.5-inch display, a Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor, a 4,000 mAh battery and comes with Android 8.1 Oreo.