OnePlus partnering with Foxconn to begin smartphone production in India
Your next OnePlus smartphone may soon be made in India. Numerous other smartphone manufacturers such as Gionee, Huawei, Lenovo, and Xiaomi have already begun producing smartphones in India and OnePlus will be next in line. The Chinese manufacturer made the partnership with Foxconn official just yesterday at Bangalore, India.
Many followers had higher expectations of a possible OnePlus X announcement, but no such reveal was made. In fact, OnePlus founder Pete Lau and CEO of OnePlus India Vikas Agarwal had nothing else substantial to say at the press event relating to new models. Lau thanked the government of Andhra Pradesh for making it possible for OnePlus to expand into Indian manufacturing and further stressed that this is a landmark step for the company.
According to Lau, India is the most important market for OnePlus. Local production will not only reduce production costs, but will also lead to faster delivery times and launch dates. Foxconn will begin producing OnePlus devices before the end of the year. The original OnePlus One has already sold over 250k units in India.