At the ongoing World 5G Conference holding in China, Xiaomi CEO, Lei Jun has revealed that the company is at the final stage of building its own smartphone factory for 5G flagship devices. He confirmed that the ongoing 5G factory, which will see the development and production of 5G flagships is expected to be completed in December 2019.
Jun revealed that the factory will accommodate large-scale automated production lines to improve the efficiency in production, 5G laboratories, as well as cloud services. In addition, the smartphone factory for 5G flagships will be situated in the Beijing Economic and Technologic Development Zone and will serve as an in-house plant strictly for flagships.
The factory is expected to cover an area of 187,000 square meters with the expected output clocking around 60 units per minute( that is one smartphone every second), which is over 60% more than the current traditional factories.
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Furthermore, the first stage of the plant will see the production of 1 million units, which means it can manufacture over 30 million units in a year. Although, some reports believe that the expected yield at the first phase will be a little bit poor, but the advantage of the plant is that the company will be able to schedule flash sales more frequently and will be placing its devices on the market faster than before.