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Xiaomi Launches Range of Smart TVs in India

Meanwhile, Mi Band 3 will be available in India starting September 28 for Rs 1,999 via Mi.com and Amazon.in

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Xiaomi also refreshes 'Mi TV' series in India. (Wikimedia Commons)

Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Thursday launched a new range of smart TVs and its own ecosystem products in India.

The smartphone maker has introduced Mi LED TV 4 PRO (55-inch), Mi LED TV 4A PRO (49-inch) and Mi LED TV 4C PRO (32-inch).

Mi LED TV 4A PRO (49) and Mi LED TV 4C PRO (32) are priced at Rs 29,999 and Rs 14,999 respectively and will be available on Amazon.in and Mi.com starting on October 9.

Mi LED TV 4 PRO (55) is priced at Rs 49,999 and will be available starting on October 10 via Flipkart and Mi.com.

All the three TVs sport a new and refined version of “PatchWall” based on Android 8.1 Oreo OS.

Mi LED Smart TV PRO series is a successor to the Mi LED Smart TV series which sold more than 500,000 units in nearly six months (online), the company said in a statement.

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The smartphone maker has introduced Mi LED TV 4 PRO (55-inch), Mi LED TV 4A PRO (49-inch) and Mi LED TV 4C PRO (32-inch).

The firm also introduced Mi Band 3 — the successor to Mi Band 2 series.

“In order to continue bringing the best of our innovative TV experience, we are thrilled to launch the new range of Mi TVs, Mi LED TV 4 PRO (55), Mi LED TV 4A PRO (49) and Mi LED TV 4C PRO (32). We hope that our new Mi TVs which come with a new, refined version of PatchWall makes for better consumer experience,” said Sudeep Sahu, Product Manager, Mi TV Business India.

Meanwhile, Mi Band 3 will be available in India starting September 28 for Rs 1,999 via Mi.com and Amazon.in.

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The company also introduced “Mi Home Security Camera 360 degree 1080P” — a home surveillance camera that offers protection with 360-degree coverage, the company added.

It is equipped with night vision, motion detection and real-time two-way talk. The device will be available on Mi.com, Flipkart and Amazon.in, starting on October 10 for Rs 2,699. (IANS)

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Xiaomi Smartphones Sold in India are Made in The Country Itself

Xiaomi phones in India are manufactured mainly by Taiwanese giant Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd

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Xiaomi said it has also started exporting phones made in India to Bangladesh and Nepal. Wikimedia Commons

Almost all of the phones that Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi sells in India are made in the country, a top company executive said here on Monday, stressing that ‘make in India’ Xiaomi smartphones are now being exported to other countries too, though at a small scale.

“About 99 per cent of the phones sold in India are made in the country. We make three phones per second,” Muralikrishnan B, Chief Operating Officer, Xiaomi India, told reporters here.

Xiaomi phones in India are manufactured mainly by Taiwanese giant Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd.

The manufacturing is being done at Xiaomi’s two facilities — one at the Sri City special economic zone in Andhra Pradesh and the other at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.

Xiaomi said it has also started exporting phones made in India to Bangladesh and Nepal.

“We have started exporting to these two countries at a small scale. With more government incentives, we plan to scale up the export of ‘make in India’ phones,” Muralikrishnan noted.

“We will have to see if we can manage the entire logistics. Ultimately, we will have to realise that cost efficiency also matters,” he added.

The COO of India’s biggest smartphone seller said that there are various issues hindering export of its ‘make in India’ products to other countries including certification issues and low rate of duty drawbacks.

“BIS certification is not accepted in many parts of the world. If the government can make BIS certification accepted in countries in Europe, it would help us scale,” he said, adding that India has a lot to learn from Vietnam in terms of incentivising domestic manufacturing.

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Almost all of the phones that Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi sells in India are made in the country, a top company executive said here on Monday, stressing that ‘make in India’ Xiaomi smartphones are now being exported to other countries too, though at a small scale. Pixabay

About 65 per cent of Xiaomi phone components are also sourced from within the country.

“In terms of manufacturing, the progress that India has made in the past 5 years is phenomenal,” said Foxconn India Country Manager Josh Foulger.

Besides initiatives under ‘Make in India’, the corporate tax relief and improvement in ease of doing business have helped a lot, he added.

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Significantly, all the operators at Foxconn’s Sri City facility for Xiaomi are women. The facility employs over 15,000 people. (IANS)