China’s Xiaomi rolled out its first batch of made-in-Vietnam smartphones, the electronics goods maker said on Thursday.
The devices were manufactured at its plant in the Thai Nguyen province, north of Hanoi, the company said in an email.
The factory is run by Xiaomi’s partner, DBG Technology.
Vietnam has in recent years become a regional manufacturing hub for global electronics makers.
The export value of smartphones from the country, mostly produced by Samsung Electronics, rose 12.4% last year to $57.5 billion.
Xiaomi, which is looking to expand its foothold in Southeast Asia, said the first batch of the smartphones from the plant had been sent to a local distributor.
The company said it would soon export smartphones to other Southeast Asian markets, including Malaysia and Thailand, but did not provide further details on its production capacity in Vietnam.
- Reuters with additional editing by Jim Pollard