Popular smartphone maker OnePlus is reportedly planning to host an open sale of flagship handset - 'One'- in India on 24 March.
"One of the first messages I got when I joined OnePlus was: 'Good things are meant to be shared,' and that's why March 24 is going to be a very special day. For a limited time and while stocks last, you can get the OnePlus One in 64GB Sandstone Black without an invite! As they say - Aji Aysa Mauka Phir Kaha Milega...," said Miguel. R, official OnePlus forum moderator.
The company's official e-commerce partner Amazon India has confirmed to host the OnePlus One (both 16GB & 64GB) open sale on Monday from 10 am in the morning.
For the uninitiated, OnePlus One sports a 5.5-inch full HD display and runs on the 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core SoC (System on Chip). It is backed by sumptuous 3GB RAM, 16GB/64GB memory and a 3100 mAh battery.
On the photography front, it houses a 13.0-megapixel Sony Exmor IMX214 camera with six physical lenses, f/2.0 aperture, dual-LED flash and 5.0 megapixel snapper on the front side.
In a related development, rival Xiaomi is hosting Redmi 2 and Mi4 (64GB) flash sale on Flipkart the very same day. The OnePlus One open sale is supposed to go live on 24 March.
Key specifications of OnePlus One and Xiaomi Mi4:
|Models||OnePlus One||Xiaomi Mi4|
|OS||CyanogenMod v11S based Android KitKat v4.4[India specific models are slated to get the new Android 5.0 Lollipop based Oxygen series OS]||Android v4.4.3 KitKat with MIUI v6.0|
|Processor||2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU||2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU|
|GPU||Adreno 330||Adreno 330|
|RAM||578MHz 3GB LP-DDR3 RAM||3GB LP-DDR3|
|Battery||3100 mAh||3080 mAh (Li-Ion Polymer) with quick-charge 2.0 technology|
|Network||3G & 4G-LTE||2G & 3G|
|Add-ons||Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 b/g/n/ac, NFC 65T (software card emulation, payment methods and multi-tag support), internal GPS antenna + GLONASS, LED notification indicator, downward facing dual stereo speakers (JBL)||water-repellent nano-coating, IR-blaster, stainless steel frame, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band: 2.4/5.0 GHz), Bluetooth v4.0, Bluetooth HID, and other standard connectivity features|
|Dimensions||152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm||139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm|
|Weight||162 g||149 g|
|Price||64GB: ₹21,999/-16GB: ₹18,999/-||64GB: ₹23,999/-16GB: ₹19,999/-|