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Xiaomi to setup its third Indian manufacturing facility in Noida

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Smartphone maker Xiaomi on Tuedsya announced its third manufacturing plant in and the first facility for power banks in partnership with Hipad in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Along with this, Xiaomi also announced the launch of two new power banks- 10000mAh Mi Power 2i and 20000mAh Mi Power 2i.

Extending its commitment to the Make in initiative, Mi Power 2i will be assembled at Hipad Technology's facility in Hipad Technology's manufacturing unit is a dedicated Power facility for Xiaomi and is spread across 2.3 lakh square feet. The starting production capacity for the facility is nearly seven power banks per minute during its operational hours.

Xiaomi entered in July 2014 and quickly announced plans to establish its first manufacturing plant for its smartphones. Today, the company has two smartphone manufacturing plants in Sri City, and more than 95 percent of its smartphones sold in are assembled locally.

Earlier this year, Xiaomi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and spoke at length about delivering on Make in initiative.

"Xiaomi has seen exponential growth in and today it enjoys market leadership in the smartphone segment. I believe a key reason for our success in the smartphone segment has been our commitment to We want our Mi Fans to enjoy the best quality at an affordable rate, and manufacturing locally helps us achieve our vision. We are extending our commitment of building a truly localised company and hope to bring the ecosystem of world's best power banks to with our partners Hipad Technology," said vice president Xiaomi and managing director Xiaomi India, Manu Jain.

10000mAh Mi Power 2i features an elegant double anodised aluminium design that is light weight, and 14.2mm slim. Boasting up to 85 percent conversion rate, it can charge a standard smartphone multiple times. For instance, 10000mAh Mi Power 2i can charge Mi A1 up to 2.2 times or Redmi Note 4 up to 1.5 times.

The higher-capacity 20000mAh Mi Power 2i features a polycarbonate case with a perforated exterior for extra grip. It also boasts Quick Charge 3.0 and a conversion rate of up to 85 percent.

Both 10000mAh Mi Power 2i and 20000mAh Mi Power 2i feature lithium polymer batteries and dual USB outputs so you can charge two devices simultaneously. In addition, Mi Power 2i has nine layers of world-class circuit chip protection, with adopted USB smart-control chips and charging/discharging chips built by Texas Instruments. While also ensuring safety, it also improves charging conversion rates and stabilises discharging voltage.

All Xiaomi power banks go through nine layers of stringent quality testing, and three levels of process inspection at each stage.

10000mAh Mi Power 2i is priced at Rs 799 and 20000mAh Mi Power 2i is priced at Rs 1499. Power 2i will be available starting Saturday noon on and Mi Home stores starting November 23. Following that, Power 2i will also go on sale across Mi Preferred Partner stores and all Large Format Retail partners in December.

Xiaomi has become the number one smartphone vendor in Q3 2017 as per IDC Q3 Quarterly Smartphone tracker Q3 2013. With a market share of 23.5 percent, Xiaomi has become the number one smartphone brand in with 9.2M shipments. The company has also become the fastest growing smartphone brand in with a growth rate of nearly 300 percent percent year-on-year.

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First Published: Tue, November 21 2017. 18:15 IST