Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, along with its partner Foxconn is looking forward to set up two more manufacturing facilities in India through. Xiaomi India chief, Manu Jain said that the company is in talks with state governments for finalizing the land and other issues related with the plants. Also Read - Smartphone brands could suffer 5 mn shipment loss due to lockdown: ReportAlso Read - Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 series tipped to launch in May, key specs out
In August last year, Xiaomi partnered Foxconn and started assembling its phones locally. The assembling facility is located in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. “We have not finalized the locations for the facility yet. We are talking to multiple governments to see where we should be setting up (the plants). The factories are owned and operated by Foxconn, but dedicatedly (make production) for us. It is not a joint venture. We have some sort of financial arrangement between us,” Jain said. Also Read - Best AMOLED display smartphones under Rs 20,000 in April 2021: Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, Realme 8 Pro and more
Jain said the company may also launch air purifiers in India before the beginning of winter season. “We think that it is a category which is about to take off. We are trying to bring that this year. The perfect time to launch is before winter, because that is when fog combines with smoke and becomes smog,” he said.
Xiaomi, which presently registers 90% of its sales from online channel in India, is planning to double offline presence over the next few months. Xiaomi recently launched Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime in the country priced at Rs 6,999 and Rs 8,999, respectively. The phones will be initially available at Mi.com and Flipkart. The handset maker sells over one million phones a quarter in the country.