The flagship-killer smartphone, OnePlus One is reportedly gearing up to enter the Indian market during sometime this December. At the moment, the Chinese company is said to be in talks with e-retailers in the country, for partnerships with them in selling the handset.
Describing India as a ‘super-hot market with rapid data growth,’ Carl Pei, who’s the director of OnePlus global told The Economic Times that ‘this is the right time to enter the market.’ He also revealed that talks with three leading e-commerce sites are currently underway, and that the final decision on who the exclusive partner will be is to be taken this week.
The company’s plans apparently include releasing the 64GB variant of the smartphone in India first. This will then be followed by the 16GB model. While we don’t have any idea about its pricing at the moment, we can expect the device to cost somewhere around the Rs 20000.
OnePlus has earned its popularity by providing premium components and high-end specs at low prices, and the case in India won’t be any different. Coughing up around Rs 20000 for a smartphone having a 1080p full HD display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, a 3GB RAM, a 13MP camera and more will not be a hard job for buyers in the country. Add to that the fact that this phone runs the CyanogenMod OS out of the box.
December is the period during which the OnePlus One handset is expected to land in the Indian market. Stay tuned for more news about it as we lead up to the said month.