Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Revealed: One Plus One 64GB could be priced at Rs 22,000 in India

One Plus One Huge Demand in India made One Plus to land on Indian Soil. While there is no word on when the company plans on debuting in the Indian market there are still time left to come up but we know at in which segment it will be Introduce like pricing of device as we are best in it as we previously Revealed pricing of Xiaomi Mi4 and now we bring One Plus One…….

In a chat with Times of India, Carl Pei, director, OnePlus global, has revealed that the 64GB variant of the smartphone is likely to be priced under Rs 25,000.

Pei talks about how the company is currently looking for online retailers in India to partner, and is also looking for a general manager to lead its Indian operations. When asked about launch time frame, Pei said, “It’s really hard for us to give an exact time frame for the launch. It’s more important for us to do things right than doing it quick.” OnePlus will also persist with its invite-only system to sell the phone in India.

Speaking to TOI Tech, Carl Pei, director, OnePlus global, said that the company decided to explore the Indian market after seeing a high degree of interest from customers in India which was not among the company's launch markets. "The interest not only reflects in terms of traffic to the OnePlus website but also in billing addresses of people buying the phone. Indian customers use trans-shipment services to get their hands on the phone but the billing address is in India," he said.

At the moment, OnePlus has an invite-only system in place for buying the phone. Existing buyers can share invites with their friends while new ones can request for the invite via the OnePlus website or buy participating in contests and give-aways. Pei informed that the company will continue with invite-only system even as it plans to introduce pre-orders after October. 

The sub-Rs 25,000 price tag will be close to the One’s US price tag of $349 for the 64GB variant and if we do our calculation right so after import tax it will be priced at Rs 22,000 close to Mi4. The company is also contemplating if it should launch the 16GB variant in India, which costs $299 in the US, or Rs 18,300 approximately.

Recap: The OnePlus One flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD 1080p display with a pixel density of 401ppi and protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by a Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz and paired with 3GB of RAM.

Also featured are 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front facing camera, 3,100mAh battery and connectivity options like LTE support. On the software front, it runs on CyanogenMod 11S.

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