OnePlus will start manufacturing the OnePlus 3T in India to meet growing demand

OnePlus has announced that it will manufacture phones locally in India, and today we're hearing more about the company's plans. In an interview with Reuters, OnePlus India general manager Vikas Agarwal revealed that local manufacturing for the OnePlus 3T will kick off early next quarter.

India is a huge market for OnePlus, with one-third of its global sales coming from the country. The OnePlus 3T went on sale on Amazon India (opens in new tab) — where it is available exclusively — last week, and OnePlus announced that it already picked up 200,000 registrations for the phone.

OnePlus currently imports phones into the country, but by manufacturing its products locally, it will be able to alleviate supply constraints:

We actually probably have lost, I would say, maybe 30 percent of sales because of stock-outs. The focus is on trying our best to meet the demand.

The company hasn't reveals its manufacturing partners yet, but it is likely the brand will tie up with Foxconn. And while there are no plans to offer its products on other platforms, OnePlus will establish an experience centre early next year in Bangalore, where prospective buyers will be able to go hands-on with its latest phones.

Harish Jonnalagadda
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • I thought the Indian market was to third world to support phones like this (cars and cows share the streets)? Particularly given how much press basic phones seem to get in relation to India.
  • India does not have carrier subsidised phones so people pretty much have to pay full price. Since not many can afford to pay $500-800+ on a flagship, cell phone manufacturers are targeting the mid range market, besides people tend to keep their devices for at least 2+ years so the focus again comes to mid range products, some of them like the OP3 are closer to high end.
  • One plus is a good midrange phone, but definitely not a flagship!!!
  • OnePlus is definitely a flagship phone and NOT a mid range phone, it has flagship internals (the latest SD821) the only things you could say that are mud range are the maybe the screen which is AMOLED and the camera but make no mistake the OnePlus 3T is definitely a flagship phone in all the right places. So just because it has a 1080p screen you think its mid range? I don't think so.
  • Make more phones and put them somewhere where people can touch them. This is how you make money OnePlus. Here's hoping they can keep going the right direction and take over the price point.
  • Preach!
  • #MakeInIndia
    Good Move! India is one of the largest economies in the world and a fast growing mobile market, so this step is a natural evolution for them
  • I don't think I would prefer a phone made in India. It's not a country known for quality manufacturing.
  • When buying a phone, does it come with free curry or free red dot stickers ?