its second factory in India in cooperation with Foxconn. With a manufacturing
speed of one mobile phone per second, the new factory will help Xiaomi to
further expand its share in the Indian market.
Xiaomi India Vice-President Manu Kumar Jain said the factory will be
located in eastern India, where it will create 5,000 jobs. Xiaomi entered the
Indian market in July 2014. A year later, its Indian factory, established in
cooperation with Foxconn, officially began operation. By last March, 75 percent
of Xiaomi smartphones in the Indian market were manufactured in the country. The
figure will go up by 20 percent with the opening of the new factory.
India has always been a major smartphone market. Apart from Xiaomi, Chinese
smartphone manufacturers Huawei and Lenovo also have production lines in the
country. Statistics from research institute IDC show that Xiaomi has become the
No. 2 player in the Indian marke油煙處理t, behind only Samsung, with a market share of
10.7 percent. In addition, its shipments grew by 15.3 percent in the last
quarter of 2016, while those of Samsung dropped by 13.1 percent.