OnePlus One coming to India, but how soon?


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OnePlus One, the revelation that took the tech community by storm even before its inception might well be on its way to India.

Although OnePlus have talked about an Indian release in the past, what they said this time round sounds much more convincing. Here’s what OnePlus had to say in a forum post:

“It’s safe to say that we’re interested in India. Being such a young company, we also know that India is a huge challenge. We’re all about creating a great user experience from end to end. We understand that there are lots to learn, consider and set up before we can officially launch in this vast country.

“What we could have done was keep everything quiet, and then surprise you guys further down the line when everything was ready. We then thought, why not do it together with our Indian fans? In the end, our success or failure will depend on how well we manage to please our fans. So why not start building this relationship right now?”

Writing’s on the wall, OnePlus fans in India. While there’s no timeline included in the statement, it shouldn’t take OnePlus too long if they actually wish to foray into the insanely competitive Indian market; recent examples such as ASUS, Xiaomi, Motorola and even Jolla come to mind, of manufacturers which have successfully made a mark without having prior existence and/or infrastructure in the country.

OnePlus have promised to be transparent with the progress on this front, which is certainly a good thing. Given the demand that the OnePlus One has seen (I’ve been asked for an invite like a million and one times) in the country, we really hope it doesn’t take them long.

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With invites rolling out thick and fast, many of the ‘fans’ have changed their minds about their opinion of OnePlus. This baby step could prove to be a game changer!

Thanks to Utkal for the tip!

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9 Comments

  1. Uzeir Mansuri
    July 22, 2014

    Although its good news but.. i guess it would take quite a serious time to come up.. and by considering indian population, my chances for getting invitiation is same as life on mars 😛

    • yudhir
      July 23, 2014

      You mean there is life on Mars!!

      • Uzeir Mansuri
        July 24, 2014

        That’s the thing.. .. 😛

        i am not sure for that either

        • yudhir
          July 25, 2014

          I recently got an invite , but had to give it away because it is not launched here.
          I joined their forums while it only had 28000 members . I say you have chance. My friend who joined even earlier got 2 invites which he had to give it away too.
          I guess you have to a lucky forum member and be at right country.

  2. rajnish kumar
    July 23, 2014

    PLz yaar why are they making things so difficult for me. I wanted MI3 then i heard abt MI4 i resisted myself from buying MI3 to wait for MI4. Recently heard that Nubia Z7 series will be launched in India in september. Now OPO is also planning to enter India. Real tough to decide which one to go for and which one would reach my hands first. I think its all about timing now. MI4/OPO/NUBIA. The mobile that will reach india first will be the winner and i too will go for the same one. @yash

  3. cs
    July 23, 2014

    Hey, Malaysia is a lot smaller but the tech. industry is no slouch. Get in here!

  4. Tej
    July 23, 2014

    Good news for the people looking out for a feature rich phone. We have some options now rather than looking at Samsung and co to reduce prices of their smartphones.
    ASS should be the challenge though.

  5. Madhan Kumar
    July 23, 2014

    A billion thanks to @Yash Garg & Utkal for the tip.OPO,you are Welcome to India!

  6. Brad
    July 24, 2014

    Bull.

    This is just a reaction after Xiaomi kicked OnePlus in it’s groin by going ballistic in India. OnePlus has the edge for a long time, but thought Europe would be its reputation and bread-winner.

    Nothing can compete with the quality and price Xiaomi can offer. This OnePlus company has now been decimated!

    Indians rejoice. I envy you.