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 - Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 series in works, may ship with 22.5W fast charger in the boxAlso Read - Redmi K30S with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, triple rear cameras launched
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 - Redmi K30S could be a Xiaomi Mi 10T with a new name, suggest leaks
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.