Chinese tech giant Xiaomi announced plan for its second, but very first exclusive manufacturing unit in India last Monday.
The new plant, in partnership with Foxconn, is set in Sri City of the eastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
“We will have a combined production capacity of one phone per second during operational hours“, said Manu Jain, managing director of Xiaomi India, at a press conference in New Delhi.
Soon after its debut in India in July 2014, Xiaomi started building its first local manufacturing unit, which went live in August 2015.
By March 2016, over 75% of its phones sold in India were made locally. The number will rise to more than 95% with the new plant, according to the company.
The Redmi 4A was also launched at the conference. The dual–SIM 4G–LTE device featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 13MP rear camera and 3120mAh high capacity battery, is priced at Rs. 5999 (about USD 91.77).
Xiaomi had grabbed 10.7 percent share of Indian smartphone market by end of last December quarter, just behind Samsung, which took over 25 percent, according to a survey.