comscore Xiaomi, Foxconn plan to open a new manufacturing plant in India: Report
News

Xiaomi, Foxconn plan to open a new manufacturing plant in India: Report

Xiaomi now manufactures 75 percent of its devices sold in India locally.

xiaomi-mi-max-5

Xiaomi started manufacturing smartphones in India last year in collaboration with Foxconn. The Redmi 2 Prime was the first Xiaomi smartphone to be manufactured at the facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. Just about a year later, both companies are focused on expansion and are also in talks with state governments to set up new manufacturing facilities. Also Read - Flipkart, Amazon sale: Discounts on mobile phones, Smart TVs and more

Also Read - Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P review: Your “Kaamwali bai” now has competition

“We are looking to expand capacity and set up more lines and plants. We are proactively looking at it and are working with our partner Foxconn. Currently, discussions are on with different governments. We have also been increasing the capacity at the existing plant,” Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain told ET. Also Read - Xiaomi Republic Day sale: Discounts on smartphones, TVs, wearables and more

Xiaomi has recently faced some flak for not being able to keep up with strong demands, especially for its smartphones like Redmi Note 3. Speaking of which, Jain said that the company had imported around six lakh units from China, but they quickly ran out of stock. In three months, Jain says, Xiaomi has sold over a million Redmi Note 3 units in India.

Going forward, Xiaomi is going beyond its online-only model and is planning on setting up its own retail stores in India. It has filed an application with Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) for permission to open single brand retail outlets in India. Unlike Apple though, Xiaomi isn’t seeking an exemption from the 30 percent local sourcing norm. The reason, Xiaomi says, is because it manufactures 75 percent of devices locally that are sold in India.

Yesterday, Xiaomi launched the gigantic Mi Max phablet in India. It will be available in two variants — 32GB variant (Snapdragon 650 processor, 3GB RAM) priced at Rs 14,999 and 128GB variant (Snapdragon 652 processor, 4GB RAM) priced at Rs 19,999. The phablet will be available via flash sale on July 6 and will go on open sale later this month.

ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi Max Review: Gulliver in the land of Lilliputs

The Xiaomi Mi Max features a 6.44-inch full HD (1080p) display with Corning Gorilla 3 protection, a microSD card slot to expand internal storage, 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 5-megpaixel selfie camera, and a 4,850mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G LTE with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS and Bluetooth.

For the latest tech news across the world, latest PC and Mobile games, tips & tricks, top-notch gadget reviews of most exciting releases follow BGR India’s Facebook, Twitter, subscribe our YouTube Channel.
  • Published Date: July 1, 2016 1:20 PM IST
  • Updated Date: July 1, 2016 1:21 PM IST


You Might be Interested

Xiaomi Mi Max

14999

Buy Now
Android Marshmallow 6.0-based MIUI 8
Snapdragon 650 hexa-core 1.8GHz Processor
16 MP with 5 lens, f 2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash and PDAF

new arrivals in india

Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G

35,990

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

1,05,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G

81,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

69,999

Vivo Y12s
Vivo Y12s

9,990

Vivo Y51A
Vivo Y51A

17,990

Samsung Galaxy M02s
Samsung Galaxy M02s

8,999

Xiaomi Mi 10i
Xiaomi Mi 10i

21,999

Oppo A15s
Oppo A15s

11,490

Tecno Spark 6 Go
Tecno Spark 6 Go

8,499

Vivo V20 2021
Vivo V20 2021

24,990

Vivo Y20A
Vivo Y20A

11,490

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G9 Power
Motorola Moto G9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G 5G
Motorola Moto G 5G

20,999

Vivo V20 Pro
Vivo V20 Pro

29,990

Xiaomi Mi 10T
Xiaomi Mi 10T

35,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9i
Xiaomi Redmi 9i

8,299

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

39,999

Infinix Hot 10
Infinix Hot 10

9,999

Vivo V20 SE
Vivo V20 SE

20,990

Vivo V20
Vivo V20

24,990

Micromax In 1b
Micromax In 1b

6,999

Micromax In Note 1
Micromax In Note 1

10,999

OnePlus 8T
OnePlus 8T

42,999

Samsung Galaxy F41
Samsung Galaxy F41

15,499

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

1,29,900

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Apple iPhone 12 Pro

1,19,900

Apple iPhone 12 Mini
Apple iPhone 12 Mini

69,900

Apple iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12

79,900

Poco X3
Poco X3

16,999

Realme Narzo 20A
Realme Narzo 20A

8,499

Realme Narzo 20
Realme Narzo 20

10,499

Realme Narzo 20 Pro
Realme Narzo 20 Pro

13,999

Oppo F17
Oppo F17

16,990

Samsung Galaxy M51
Samsung Galaxy M51

22,999

Poco M2
Poco M2

10,999

Oppo F17 Pro
Oppo F17 Pro

22,990

Realme 7 Pro
Realme 7 Pro

19,999

Realme 7
Realme 7

14,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A

6,799

Vivo Y20
Vivo Y20

12,990

Xiaomi Redmi 9
Xiaomi Redmi 9

8,999

Nokia 5.3
Nokia 5.3

13,999

Motorola Moto G9
Motorola Moto G9

11,499

Realme C15
Realme C15

9,999

Realme C12
Realme C12

8,999

Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Samsung Galaxy Note 20

77,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime

9,999

Oppo Reno4 Pro
Oppo Reno4 Pro

34,990

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core
Samsung Galaxy M01 Core

5,499

Realme 6i
Realme 6i

12,999

Asus Rog Phone 3
Asus Rog Phone 3

46,999

OnePlus Nord
OnePlus Nord

24,999

Infinix Smart 4 Plus
Infinix Smart 4 Plus

7,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

11,999

Samsung Galaxy M01s
Samsung Galaxy M01s

9,999

Vivo X50 Pro 5G
Vivo X50 Pro 5G

49,990

Vivo X50 5G
Vivo X50 5G

34,990

Realme C11
Realme C11

7,499

Poco M2 Pro
Poco M2 Pro

13,999

Realme X3
Realme X3

24,999

Realme X3 SuperZoom
Realme X3 SuperZoom

27,999

Tecno Spark Power 2
Tecno Spark Power 2

9,999

Oppo A12
Oppo A12

9,990

Oppo A52
Oppo A52

16,990

Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Galaxy A21s

15,999

Oppo Find X2
Oppo Find X2

64,990

Motorola One Fusion Plus
Motorola One Fusion Plus

17,499

Samsung Galaxy A31
Samsung Galaxy A31

20,999

Samsung Galaxy M01
Samsung Galaxy M01

8,999

Samsung Galaxy M11
Samsung Galaxy M11

10,999

Infinix Hot 9 Pro
Infinix Hot 9 Pro

9,999

LG Velvet
LG Velvet

Price Not Available

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite

Price Not Available

Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple iPhone SE 2020

42,500

Honor 30 Pro
Honor 30 Pro

Price Not Available

Honor 30
Honor 30

Price Not Available

OnePlus 8
OnePlus 8

44,999

OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro

54,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

13,999

Best Sellers