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Xiaomi To Open Up 2 Manufacturing Plants In India This Year

March 14, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Xiaomi is one of the most interesting smartphone manufacturing companies out there at the moment. This company was founded back in 2010, and it grew incredibly fast. It is currently no. 1 smartphone manufacturer in China, and it is trying to expand to more markets internationally this year. Xiaomi has unveiled their Mi 5 flagship during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona last month, and the device is already available for purchase in China.

That being said, India is an extremely important market for Xiaomi, Hugo Barra mentioned that several times during his keynote at MWC. The company has already confirmed that the Mi 5 is going to launch in India in April, and it seems like Xiaomi has other plans at hand as well. The company’s co-founder and president, Lin Bin, actually confirmed that the company is planning to manufacture handsets, peripherals and components in India. Xiaomi has partnered up with Foxconn in order to manufacture the Redmi 2 Prime in India last year, which was the first smartphone manufactured in India as part of ‘Make in India’ initiative kicked off by the country’s Prime Minister.

Now, according to the newly surfaced info, Xiaomi is actually planning to open up two new factories in China. The company is negotiating with Foxconn yet again, and according to Xiaomi India’s Head, Manu Jain, they intend to open up at least one facility in India before the end of this year. Xiaomi apparently has big plans for India, they’ve recently introduced the Redmi Note 3 handset in that Asian country, and as already mentioned, their flagship will be landing next month. It remains to be seen what else Xiaomi has in plans for India, but judging by the newest info, that China-based company will manufacture quite a few devices in India. These are actually great news for other markets as well, because Xiaomi sells international variants of their phones in India, so chances are they will ship devices mostly from India once they expand to additional markets around the globe. We’ll see what happens though, stay tuned for further info, as always.