Xiaomi will Build Its Third Handset Plant in India
According to foreign media reports, Xiaomi, which has had two smartphones factories in India, will build its third smartphone factory in India, as well as builds a charge pal plant with India local companies.
It is reported that the third plant in India will be built in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. And Xiaomi will build charge pal factory with Hipad Technology, which will also be built in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. This will be Xiaomi’s first factory except smartphone factories in India.
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The charge pal factory covers an area of 23 square feet (about 21400 square meters), and will manufacture Xiaomi’s two newly-released charging pals, which are 10000 ma and 20000 ma respectively. The two charging pals are priced at respectively 799 rupees (about 81 yuan) and 1499 rupees (about 152 yuan) in India. The factory jointly built by Xiaomi and Hipad Technology can produce seven charging pals per minute.
Xiaomi now has two smartphone factories in India, both located in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. The phones assembled in these two factories account for 95 percent of Xiaomi‘s smartphone sold in India.
In the third quarter of this year, the sales of Xiaomi smartphones in the Indian market increased dramatically, with 9.2 million shipments, up by 300% year on year. Its market share reached 23.5%, and is expected to pass Samsung and to become India’s largest smartphone maker.