Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun met with the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, in the national capital on Tuesday. Lei Jun who was accompanied with Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain talked about Make in India and how making in India could help bolster its growth aspects. The news of their meet up was later shared by Mi India on Twitter.
Mi India also shared a photograph of Lei Jun handing over Modi what appears to be a teardown replica unit of the company’s Redmi 3S phone. The Redmi 3S, for your reference, is made in India. In fact, Xiaomi now makes over 95 per cent of its smartphones in India, it claims.
– Mi India (@XiaomiIndia) March 27, 2017
Xiaomi recently expanded its Make in India spree by announcing its second manufacturing plant here to be set up in Sricity (Andhra Pradesh) in association with Foxconn. The company said once operational, its two manufacturing units will together be able to churn out one phone every second in the days to come. The new plant will specifically employ as many as 5,000 people with more than 90 per cent of them being women, it added.
Previously, Xiaomi India had announced that it had crossed $1 billion in revenue in 2016 within the first two years of its operations in India. “This achievement is a great motivation for us to deliver even more high-quality, disruptive products in the coming year,” Manu Jain had said in a statement.
Xiaomi’s ultra-affordable Redmi 4A is apparently off to a blazing start too. Online commerce site Amazon India on Monday claimed, the company had sold over 2.5 lakh Redmi 4A phones in just 4 minutes in its first sale.
“Amazon.in witnessed huge interest with more than 5 million hits per minute on the site and orders spiked to a record 1500 per second during the period of the sale. The Xiaomi Redmi 4A witnessed over 1 million ‘notify me’ alerts from customers following the launch announcement on March 20,” said Amazon India in a press statement.
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