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.

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