CHINESE smartphone brand Xiaomi has taken delivery of its first batch of Vietnamese-made mobile phones as part of a broader expansion to southeast Asia amid supply chain disruptions in China, according to its contract manufacturer, reports Hong Kong's South China Morning Post.
Xiaomi has been working with Hong Kong-based DBG Holdings in Vietnam for more than a year to boost the supply of handsets in the region, said a DBG representative.
The contract electronics manufacturer operates plants in China and India for clients that include Huawei Technologies and Lenovo.
Yan Hao, DBG's business director, said the firm has long wanted to expand to southeast Asia and such a goal was in line with Xiaomi's plans in the region.
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