Cell phone makers are making strides in their quest to make their products more energy efficient and more battery-friendly.
The company announced on Monday it plans to build a new factory in the Houston area, in a bid to boost its global sales.
The plant will employ 3,500 people, making it the biggest plant of its kind in the U.S., according to the company.
It will produce cell phones, tablets, and other products for the global smartphone market, the company said.
The factory will begin production of cell phones in 2019, with plans to eventually produce products for Samsung’s other mobile devices and devices sold in Asia, Europe, and Latin America, according to a statement.
“We are excited to have this facility in Houston, a city that has been a strategic partner for Samsung for many years,” said Jeff Kwan, president of the Samsung Group, in the statement.
Samsung is already building a factory in San Diego, which is expected to produce its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in 2021.
It is also building a new plant in South Korea, in preparation for the company’s plans to produce smartphones in that country.
Samsung and LG Electronics are the two largest phone makers in the world.
Samsung said it expects the factory to be up and running by 2020, though it did not say when that would be.
It said the company is also working on a new line of smart devices, including its Smart TVs, which it is calling Smart TV.