India fans, we have some good news for you. The OnePlus One will be launched in the country on the 2nd of December, after a long, agonizing wait. The device will be available for purchase on the same day.
OnePlus had previously been vocal about their India plans on the OnePlus forums. The company also recruited a manager for India operations in Vikas Agarwal a few weeks back. In the interview we had with OnePlus’ co-founder Carl Pei, he stressed on how the company wanted to focus on the experience rather than sales.
The OnePlus One comes with 2014 flagship level specifications, and was announced back in April this year. In the international market (where it operates), the OnePlus One costs a lucrative US$299 for the 16GB version, and US$349 for the 64GB variant. Prices in India are expected to be in the range of 20-25,000 INR for the 16GB and 64GB versions respectively.
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A recap over the specifications of the One: a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p display, 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC, 3GB RAM, 16/64GB non-expandable memory, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 3100mAh battery and 4G LTE. And of course the price tag. The price tag is an integral part of the OnePlus One’s specifications in my book.
“We want to provide the best possible experience for our Indian users who have been so supportive of our vision. To do that, we are investing heavily in our Indian operations and partnering with the fastest growing and most admirable e-commerce company in the market, Amazon.in,” adds OnePlus’ founder Pete Lau.