OnePlus, the company behind the premium CyanogenMod-equipped One smartphone, has said that it recognizes the high demand for the device in India and has assured fans that it will be released in the country at some point of time. The fact that no particular time frame has been provided goes on to convey that we cannot expect to see the handset land in the region anytime soon.
Nonetheless, this is big news for those who are interested in the phone but do not want to pay the huge international shipping costs by importing it. Through a forum post, a company representative has implied that OnePlus will be coming to India as the company has seen ‘tremendous interest’ for the One in the country despite the fact that it hasn’t been launched here.
There’s more; India ranks eighth in the list of countries denoting the traffic on the manufacturer’s website. This position is higher than some of the launch countries moreover. Hints have been dropped that OnePlus won’t just be bringing the handset in the country, but will even set up dedicated after-sales services. A source we can’t name has also told us that we’ll be able to get our hands on a review unit soon since the phone’s landing here.
A neat look at the key specs of the OnePlus One:
– 5.5-inch display with 1080p resolution
– Android 4.4.2 KitKat (CyanogenMod 11S)
– 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 SOC
– 3GB RAM, 16GB/64GB storage options
– 13MP rear Exmor IMX 214 camera
– 5MP front snapper
– Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE, GPS connectivity
– 3100mAh Li-Polymer battery
The OnePlus One is a competitively priced smartphone which can be purchased currently through an invitation model. It has been priced at $299 and $349 for the 16GB and 64GB models.