If you think the 64GB OnePlus One that sells for 21,999 INR in India isn’t affordable enough, starting tomorrow, you can purchase the base version of the phone — 16GB Silk White — for 18,999 (US$305) INR in the Indian market.
It’ll have the same features as the Chinese version of the One, apart from the fact that it’ll feature Cyanogen OS 11S right out of the box (Chinese OnePlus One units are shipped with ColorOS). OnePlus did unveil its first public version of the ROM it had been working on a while back, which makes it (the fact that the 16GB One will ship with Cyanogen OS) a little strange.
The 64GB version of the device was launched in the country back in December, with a textured ‘Sandstone Black’ rear. Just as you were required to procure an invite to be able to purchase the 64GB One from Amazon.in, you’ll need to have on for the 16GB version as well. What is good though is the fact that there’s no difference in the sort of invite that you’ll need to hold; one invite can either get you the 64GB One or the 16GB version.
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The Xiaomi Mi 4 also went on sale in India this month, with specifications that are nearly identical, but with a higher asking price. Also, the first batch of Mi 4 units being sold in the country do not feature LTE, whereas both version of the OnePlus One do have access to 4G networks.