A couple of days back, Xiaomi announced its latest devices in the Indian market — Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro. Now, the company has announced the both the phones will be manufactured locally at its manufacturing units in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh.
According to the company, it manufactures over 95 percent of phones locally that it sells in India. Manu Kumar Jain, Xiaomi India MD and Global VP said that Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro will be 100 percent manufactured locally and will share more details soon.
He also said that the company is also planning to gear up its manufacturing efforts in India under the government’s “Make In India” initiative. The company is looking forward to setup more manufacturing units in the country for other category of products as well.
Recently, the company had announced its third manufacturing facility in the country, located in Noida, in partnership with China-based Hipad Technology. The manufacturing unit is currently used to manufacture its recently launched power banks.
Giving more information about Xiaomi’s performance in the Indian market, Manu Kumar Jain said:
Among the top 10 smartphones in India in 2017, six were Xiaomi phones. We have 57 percent market share online and nearly 11 percent share offline in the country. The challenge is now to defend the online territory and ramp up our offline presence for a strong year-long growth period.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, which is the successor to the Redmi Note 4 — is priced at Rs 9,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant and Rs 11,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB variant. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 5 Pro costs Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB variant and Rs 16,999 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM option.
The Redmi Note 5 is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 625 processor and features a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture along with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is packs Snapdragon 636 processor and features dual camera setup of a 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front side, it features a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 camera sensor.
Both the devices features the trends full-screen display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The devices are running on the latest MIUI 9, based on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out-of-the-box. The phones will go on sale on Flipkart and Mi.com on 22nd February.