Xiaomi has announced that it will manufacture its devices locally in India, with Andhra Pradesh being the first state for the production.
‘Make in India’ was launched by Narendra Modi in September 2014 as a major national programme designed to facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development, protect intellectual property and build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure.
By manufacturing its smartphones in India, Xiaomi is extending its long-term commitment to the Indian market. The company has partnered with Foxconn Technology Group to manufacture its smartphones in India.
The first Mi phone to be manufactured in India is Redmi 2 Prime, an enhanced version of Redmi 2 with 2GB RAM and 16GB Flash, which will be available for Rs. 6,999 on Mi.com and other partner sites (Flipkart, Amazon, and Snapdeal) starting August 10.
Redmi 2 Prime features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 64-bit processor, 4G Dual SIM support, and a 4.7″ HD display.
The factory is based in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. Foxconn has already started producing Redmi 2 Prime at their Sri City factory, and 100% of the Redmi 2 Prime units sold in India are made in India.
Xiaomi is also expected to launch the Mi 5 soon in the global market.
According to some reports Xiaomi will be adding a fingerprint sensor to its upcoming smartphone.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to feature 5.2” QHD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 mobile chipset, 3GB of RAM, up to 64GB storage, 16MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing unit, and 3,600 mAh battery.