Chinese company Xiaomi doesn’t want to be considered as an outsider in India. After announcing its plans to invest heavily in ‘Make in India’ initiative, the brand has unveiled a completely Indian-made Mi Power Bank 2i line-up.
Xiaomi announced that it has tied up with Hipad Technology for third-party manufacturing of its power banks in India. This contract-manufacturing unit is in Noida. Spread over 2.3 lakh square feet, the facility has a capacity to manufacture seven power banks a minute.
The new range goes through nine levels of stringent quality testing. This includes three levels of process inspection at each stage. The 10,000 mAh Mi Power Bank 2i sports a double anodized aluminium design with 14.2mm thickness whereas the 20,000 mAh Mi Power Bank 2i comes in a polycarbonate case. The higher capacity model features Quick Charge 3.0 technology for a faster charging experience. Both power banks boast of dual USB outputs and smart-control chips powered by Texas Instruments.
The new range of power banks include the 10000 mAh Mi Power Bank 2i and 20,000 mAh Mi Power Bank 2i. The base model is priced at Rs 799 and the higher capacity one will set you back for Rs 1,499.
Shifting manufacturing facility to India has definitely helped the company lower the prices, as previous generation power banks were priced at Rs 1,999 for 10,000 mAh and Rs 2,199 for 20,000 mAh.
The new models will be up for grabs on Mi.com and Mi Home Stores starting from November 23 and will be made available across all Mi Preferred Partner stores and all large-format retail partners in December.