Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun calls supply biggest challenge in India

It sells 90% of its devices in India via its own e-commerce website & through Flipkart, Amazon

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun and Narendra Modi
From left: Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, PM Narendra Modi and Xiaomi Managing Director Mannu Kumar Jain

China's Xiaomi is struggling to meet India's fast growing demand for smartphones even as its second local manufacturing facility set up in partnership with Foxconn will go online in the next few months. While Xiaomi's new manufacturing plant will help it boost local production to 95 per cent of all smartphones it sells in India, it says the demand for its affordable devices will still outstrip supply in the near term. "In the next one year, we need to solve the supply issue. I think two factories are not enough, we need to start working on the third. That might take ...