Xiaomi to manufacture phones in India later this year


hugo barra in india

Xiaomi has shown keen interest in making it big in the Indian market, where it stepped into only last July. The company’s face and VP Hugo Barra had mentioned about the possibility of manufacturing phones in the country, and plans seems to have progressed since.

According to reports, Xiaomi is now set to manufacture phones in Chennai, India through Inventec. A lot of Xiaomi’s manufacture in China too is outsourced, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that Xiaomi is planning to take the same route in India. If the plan does materialize, Xiaomi’s phone will start being manufactured in India by 2nd or 3rd quarter this year.

Hugo said the following at the Xiaomi Mi 4 launch in India which took place a week back.

Manufacturing in India makes philosophical and not just economic sense. It is essential if we want to truly be an Indian company.

It isn’t clear yet what devices will be manufactured at the Chennai plant, though.

In related news, many publications carried reports of Xiaomi’s intentions of entering the US market this year, which are all most likely false. The following video should tell you more.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcU-XOZLySU]
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7 Comments

  1. Aly
    February 4, 2015

    Yash,
    Plz suggest meizu m1 note or jiayu s3

    • February 5, 2015

      We have a JiaYu S3 review coming soon, maybe you want to wait till then? Also, take a look at our forums (link on the main menu of the site) where you could discuss things like this 🙂

  2. kushal jain
    February 4, 2015
    • February 5, 2015

      I’m 100% sure it isn’t a launch event or something.

  3. Vijay Sud
    February 5, 2015

    Smart move by Xiaomi…sooner than later..India will impose heavy duty tariffs on Chinese imported stuff…India is getting tok dependent on Chinese stuff across the board..and only way to stop this is MAKE IN INDIA..the favorite slogan of Modi.

    • zaikatanox
      February 5, 2015

      Xiaomi will be made in India soon 🙂 I guess we can expect prices to be much lower for Indian customers 😀

      • Vijay Sud
        February 5, 2015

        On the contrary..might be more expensive to manufacture in India because of smaller scales..but it is a compulsion.