OnePlus has joined the bandwagon of other Chinese smartphones makers such as Gionee, Lenovo, Oppo, Coolpad, Asus etc. to get their phones manufactured in India under Make In India initiative of Government of India. At an event in Bengaluru, OnePlus has announced that they will be getting their smartphones manufactured by Foxconn in their factory in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The production of OnePlus phones will start before end of this year.
Addressing the gathering on this occasion, Pete Lau, Founder & CEO, OnePlus said, “Today is a big day for us. Producing smartphones in India is one of the most important decisions that we have made so far at OnePlus, and we are thankful to the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Foxconn for helping us make this happen. India being one of our biggest markets worldwide, we are committed to a long term sustainable growth path. This move will strengthen our presence and help us step up momentum in India.”
OnePlus devices will be manufactured at the 30,000 sq. ft. facility at Foxconn’s Rising Stars factory within the Sri City Integrated Business City in Andhra Pradesh. The facility will have a cumulative peak capacity of producing up to 500,000 units per month, thus scalable to locally fulfil the demand for OnePlus’ smartphones in India in the future. The facility will also generate direct employment of over 1000 full time workers, thereby giving further support to the Government’s Make in India initiative, as stated by the company in its press statement.
OnePlus has launched recently OnePlus 2 smartphone in India, which is getting huge response in India. Their earlier model OnePlus One also was smash hit in India. The only drawback of OnePlus smartphone is that it is available via Invite System and we do hope with the local manufacturing, the buyers will be able to purchase it in open sale.