It will only be a matter of months before we see the launch of the ‘flagship killer’ OnePlus One smartphone in India, and we’ve been treated to an important development regarding it just today. The Chinese company’s director has asserted that the brand wishes to employ its current global sales model for the country, which will also mean a very attractive price tag.
That’s not all; he has even gone on to say that OnePlus is most likely to price its 64GB model at less than Rs 25000. And if the 16GB model too makes it into India – the company is introspecting this possibility – the One will be an even cheaper offering, with its retail value hovering somewhere around the Rs 18000 mark.
While conversing with The Times of India, Carl Pei, the director of OnePlus global mentioned that a high degree of interest from prospective buyers in India has led to the company looking to establish its business here. This device was launched in April this year, and is currently only offered through a much hated invite system. And although there are talks of the company planning on scrapping it in favor of a simple pre-order model, Pei has revealed that won’t be the case.
Here’s a look at the specs of the OnePlus One:
– 5.5-inch, 1080p full HD display
– Android 4.4.2 KitKat (CyanogenMod 11S)
– 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 SoC
– 3GB RAM, 16GB/64GB storage options
– 13MP rear Exmor IMX 214 camera on rear
– 5MP front snapper
– Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE, GPS connectivity
– 3100mAh Li-Polymer battery
We heard news recently that a general manger was being searched for in order to set up the company in India and bring the OnePlus One here. Let’s see how long it takes for that to happen now.