Popular smartphone maker, OnePlus, announced the sale of its flagship smartphone, One, without invites as part of its Christmas holiday offer.
The company webpage reads- "The Gift of One, Bring The One to Home. Hurry Offer Ends Soon"
This is a welcome move by the company to build loyalty among its ever growing tech-savvy fans. However, the offer comes with a caveat. Consumers can order the phone without invites only till the stock lasts. After that, people have to follow invite-only procedure to get their hands on the OnePlus One.
Prospective consumers can now head to OnePlus home page [HERE] and book 16GB One (Silk White) for $299/€269 (around ₹18,260) and Black Sandstone model- 64GB for $349/€299 (around ₹21,320).
For the un-initiated, the invite-system requires users to go through the cumbersome route of winning the contest/promotional events via Facebook, Twitter and other social platform network.
After some agonizing wait, few lucky consumers get a pass (or an invite) and are eligible to book the device.
Key specifications of OnePlus One:
|Display||5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shieldPixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Custom Android 4.4 KitKat OS|
|Processor||2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU|
|RAM||578MHz 3GB LP-DDR3 RAM|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel Sony Exmor IMX214 camera with 6 physical lenses, f/2.0 aperture, dual-LED flashFront: 5.0-megapixel (80-degeree) wide-angle camera|
|Network||3G & 4G-LTE|
|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)|
|Dimensions||152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm|
|Colour||Sandstone Black and Silk White|
|Price||Global sales channel:16GB: $299/€269 (around ₹18,260)64GB:$349/€299 (around ₹21,320)In India:
64GB: ₹21,999 (Sandstone black)