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Lenovo expanding manufacturing to India and Xiaomi opens store in South Korea

Lenovo expanding manufacturing to India and Xiaomi opens store in South Korea
Lenovo expanding manufacturing to India and Xiaomi opens store in South Korea
The major smartphone manufacturers are expanding their businesses outside of China amidst pressure from competitors.

India is one of the fastest growing markets in the smartphone business. It was only recently that Xiaomi launched its first smartphone in the country with the Redmi 2 Prime. Lenovo is also a very popular brand in the region having sold over 30000 units of its A7000 smartphone last April in mere seconds.

Now, the president of Lenovo's MBG Group Chen Xudong has announced that the company will begin smartphone manufacturing in the city of Sriperumbudur, India before the end of the current fiscal year. Lenovo will use existing facilities alongside Motorola to produce a total of 6 million smartphones. The Moto E is reportedly just wrapping up production to make room for the upcoming Lenovo K3. Overall, Lenovo will have 1500 employees for production, quality assurance, and product testing.

Meanwhile, Xiaomi is readying its first brick-and-mortar store in the town of Jeongja-dong in South Korea. There are already posters and business flyers celebrating the upcoming grand opening. The first floor of the building will house the advertising and sales departments, while the 5th floor is the servicing department. This isn't Xiaomi's first store as the Chinese company had opened a similar center in the Malaysian city of Kuala Lumpur exclusively for servicing Mi devices.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-08-21 (Update: 2015-08-21)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.