Xiaomi wants to manufacture phones in Brazil and India


Undoubtedly, Xiaomi’s had a thunderous 2014. The 4 year old Chinese company expanded to new markets and launched some truly high-end phones this year, which managed to give it the traction it needed to buy itself a place on the world map.

According to a report by Bloomberg, Xiaomi is now ready to start production of its smartphones in countries other than just China. The first leg of the manufacture expansion includes India and Brazil. “Production in India will likely begin in one to two years, and Brazil may start sooner,” adds Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra, who’s fast turned into the company’s global face.

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At the moment, Xiaomi makes use of facilities at OEM-specialists like Foxconn. However, with demand exceeding supply manifold, Xiaomi feels the need for greater production capabilities. Bloomberg also adds that Xiaomi is in talks with Foxconn about production in India and Brazil.

Although Xiaomi phones have been greatly received in almost every market the company has ventured into yet, there still remains a gap to be filled with regards to production and distribution. Xiaomi realizes that, and points out that distribution is right on top of the list with production.

Earlier this year, Xiaomi announced that it would be making foray into a total of 10 countries. However, after getting an unexpectedly huge response in countries like India and Indonesia, Xiaomi has pushed back the plans for 5 countries including Thailand, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, and Turkey.

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6 Comments

  1. Guaire
    November 25, 2014

    Never believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

  2. Rayan A
    November 25, 2014

    YES PLEASE COME TO BRAZIL!!!!!!!! We need to get rid of Samsung’s monopoly of their shitty overpriced smartphones!

  3. Vijay Sud
    November 25, 2014

    Xiakmi will have to start manufacture of its phones in India…sooner rather than later, because of yawning trade deficit with China..India is likely to mandate manufacture of phones in India only.. Imported phones which virtuay come without .much duty will have heavy impositions on them…

  4. Hameed
    November 25, 2014

    They should open a company at Chennai [Tamilnadu] @ Sriperumpudur where already NOKIA Company was there now its closed. Many people who lost job will get job if they open a company here at Sriperumpudur.

    • Ashutosh
      November 26, 2014

      Xiaomi should try to buy Nokia facility at chennai. It is world class and already in production ready stage.

  5. gui
    December 4, 2014

    Valeu Hugo! Vc eh o cara!