After a slew of Chinese OEMs announced their plans to produce devices in India, OnePlus is the newest to reveal that it’ll be making its phones in India.
To achieve the OnePlus-Make in India arrangement, the young phone maker has partnered with Foxconn which will use its facilities in Sri City facility, Andhra Pradesh to manufacture devices for OnePlus.
“Today is a big day for us. Producing smartphones in India is one of the most important decisions that we have made so far at OnePlus, and we are thankful to the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Foxconn for helping us make this happen. India being one of our biggest markets worldwide, we are committed to a long term sustainable growth path. This move will strengthen our presence and help us step up momentum in India,” said Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus.
Production at this facility will start before the end of the year, OnePlus adds. The company also mentions that a maximum of 500,000 devices per month can be produced at this facility.
The company had a little press event in Bangalore today where many thought it’d show the new OnePlus X (thats what we’re calling it for now), but we’re told OnePlus announced that the phone would be assembled in India.