Xiaomi India teases 'Desh ka phone' – All you should know

The upcoming phone will most likely to be an entry-level model.

Xiaomi India teases 'Desh ka phone' – All you should know

New Delhi: Xiaomi India will soon come up with a new smartphone.  Xiaomi VP and India MD Manu Kumar Jain has teased the upcoming phone via twitter, naming it Desh ka phone.

Jain's tweet has sparked speculations among gadget enthusiasts that the phone might be launched under Xiaomi's 'Make in India' push.

The upcoming phone will most likely to be an entry-level model considering Xiaomi's constant efforts to penetrate into Indian rural market as well.

Xiaomi recently shared the top slot for the first time with South Korean tech giant Samsung in the Indian smartphone market.

Xiaomi early this week said it is geared up to take "Make in India" to the next level by setting up more manufacturing units across the country from next year.

The company announced its third manufacturing plant in the country based out of Noida and the first facility for power banks in partnership with Hipad Technology.

Spread across 2.3 lakh square feet, the Noida unit is a dedicated facility for Xiaomi power banks where Mi Power Bank 2i will be assembled.

The starting production capacity for the unit is assembling seven power banks per minute during its operational hours.

The company already has two smartphone manufacturing plants in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh where more than 95 per cent of its smartphones (sold in India) are assembled locally.

With a market share of 23.5 percent and having shipped 9.2 million smartphones in the third quarter this year, Xiaomi also became the fastest growing smartphone brand in India with a growth rate of nearly 300 percent percent (year-on-year) in the third quarter this year, said International Data Corporation (IDC).

For Xiaomi, Redmi Note 4 continues to be the best-selling smartphone in India as the company shipped approximately four million units in the third quarter.