Post the OnePlus 2 launch in India earlier this year, OnePlus revealed its target of selling a million smartphones in India by the end of 2015. But the company, it seems, is set to narrowly miss out on achieving the target. Also Read - OnePlus Community Sale offers listed: Discounts on OnePlus 9, earbuds and moreAlso Read - OnePlus could soon come under Oppo's shelter, suggests new leaked document
Supply chain issues is said to be one of the primary reasons for OnePlus falling short of its target. OnePlus India General Manager Vikas Agarwal told Reuters, In the initial two months, we weren’t able to get stock, due to which we lost almost 6-8 weeks of sales. Also Read - OnePlus Nord N200 to get just one Android OS update but 3 years of maintenance patches
By August, OnePlus had sold around 250,000 units of the OnePlus One in India. With the launch of the OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus X more recently, it is no surprise that the company has its eyes set on the one million mark.
In order to make the supply chain a smoother process, OnePlus has started manufacturing its smartphones in India. These will be manufactured at Foxconn s Rising Stars factory within the Sri City Integrated Business City in Andhra Pradesh. The facility has a capacity of manufacturing up to 500,000 handsets per month.
OnePlus first batch of Made-in-India handsets was expected to go on sale before the end of this year, but this has now been pushed back due to issues with certification. Agarwal says that smartphones manufactured in India will now go on sale sometime in the second-half of January 2016.
OnePlus currently has three smartphones on sale in India. The OnePlus One and the OnePlus 2 are available freely without the need for an invite. The recently launched OnePlus X though is still available via the invite system.