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OnePlus to start manufacturing OnePlus 3T in India early next year
About a third of OnePlus’s sales come from India. In hopes of keeping up with the increasing demand, the company will soon start manufacturing its devices in India.
In an interview with Reuters, Vikas Agarwal, general manager at OnePlus India, said that the production of the OnePlus 3T will kick off in the country early next year — sometime in Q1. Agarwal said that OnePlus has already lost 30 percent of OnePlus 3T sales in India due to stock-outs. By bringing production to India in 2017, the company hopes to put an end to this issue.
OnePlus did not reveal who exactly will be manufacturing the devices for them in India though. But the company did mention that it plans to work with multiple partners, with Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) possibly being one of them.
OnePlus only recently released the 3T in India. The device, which retails for Rs. 29,999 (64 GB) and Rs. 34,999 (128 GB), is in high demand and has already received 200,000 registrations on Amazon India. Based on the numbers, we can see why OnePlus would want to start manufacturing its devices in the sub-continent. It just makes good business sense.
And what do you think? Are you happy to hear that OnePlus will ramp up its production via India?