OnePlus had announced its plans to enter the Indian market due to huge demand from consumers. Today, OnePlus has announced that their first smartphone will go on sale in India from the 2nd of December via Amazon India, though the price hasn't been announced as of now. According to some reports, OnePlus One will be launched at a price lower than Rs. 25,000.
The company has switched to pre-order system for selling the OnePlus One overseas, but it will continue to sell the device through invite-based system in India to manage inventories efficiently. Earlier this month, they announced that OnePlus One users in India, who bought the device from their official website, will be honoured with full warranty.
If you want to buy the OnePlus One in India, here are the steps that you must follow.
Step 1 – Subscribe to OnePlus’ newsletter from the company’s India website. After submitting your information, make sure that you confirm your email address by clicking the verification link in the confirmation e-mail.
Step 2 – Keep track of all the contests held by OnePlus and Amazon and participate in them to increase your chances of winning an invite. Also, follow their social media accounts. The company will distribute the invite codes to their subscribers randomly.
Step 3 – If you receive an invite, you will need to click on the unique link mentioned in the invite email. Then go your account on OnePlus' website and claim the invite.
Step 4 – On December 2, you will need to type in your invite code when buying the OnePlus One through Amazon India. The invite code is valid for just 48 hours, so make sure that you buy the device within that time frame.
Step 5 – After you purchase the device, you will receive three invite codes within 2-6 weeks, which can be distributed among your friends.
OnePlus One features a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD display, Cyanogen 11 OS (based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat), 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM, 16/64GB internal storage space, and a 3,100 mAh battery. It is equipped with a 13-megapixel Sony IMX214 camera sensor with autofocus, dual-LED flash, 4K DCI video recording, and RAW image capture. There's a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with 720p video recording.
On the connectivity front, it features 4G LTE (compatible with LTE bands in India), 3G HSPA+, dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth v4.0 LE, A-GPS, NFC, microUSB v2.0 port with MHL, USB Host, USB OTG, and a 3.5mm audio jack.