OnePlus joins Foxconn to manufacture devices in India
Finally OnePlu is set to manufacture its devices locally in India. The OnePlus will begin producing devices locally in partnership with Foxconn, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau announced in Bangalore, India, today.
OnePlus will start assembling devices for the sub continent in Foxconn’s facility in the state of Andhra Pradesh by the end of this year. Foxconn has also inked a partnership with Asus and Xiaomi.
The move is coming as the Govt pushes Make In India, a program intended to attract more manufacturers to India and the new move from OnePlu is also supported by the program.
However, the company noted that demand continues to outstrip supply in the country, so it has to keep the sales under control. It means you can only buy new OnePlus via its invitation system at least for a while.
It is expected that manufacturing the device locally will help reduce the prices of its devices as it cuts import duties. OnePlus India general manager Vikas Agarwal said that the savings could translate to lower prices for Indian customers in the near future, as well as faster availability of its new devices.
The company has sold 250,000 units of its OnePlus One Android smartphone in India in 10 months. OnePlus is holding an Open Sale without Invitation across Asia, Europe, North America and India today. It sold 15000 OnePlus 2 units in roughly 12 minutes in India, CEO Pete Lau noted.