Amazon India officially launched the much-awaited OnePlus One in the sub-continent on Tuesday, 2 December.
The Chinese smartphone maker, OnePlus, revealed that the flagship One 64GB model will cost just ₹21,999. It also confirmed that India will be home to the company's first off-shore office and service centre outside their official head quarters in Shenzhen, China.
"Here, we will establish the first OnePlus presence outside of headquarters and build a fully localized team to best serve and reach the Indian community," said Vikas Agarwal, India General Manager, OnePlus.
The company has already set up 25 after-sales walk-in service centres across the country.
How and Where to Get OnePlus One invite?
In order to book the OnePlus One smartphone, users need to open a OnePlus account (HERE), and subscribe to the company's news-letter. One can also get invites on the company's official e-commerce affiliate, Amazon India (HERE).
For the uninitiated, the invite-only procedure is carried out via contest/promotional events either by OnePlus or an affiliate (in India, people have get invites via Amazon online store). Prospective consumers have to sign up at the company's official Facebook, Twitter and other social-networking platforms. Once applied, a few lucky consumers would get a pass (or an invite) and will be eligible to book the device.
After receiving the invite, the customers will be is given 48 hours to order the device, or else the eligibility will be revoked.
Lucky select India users with invites can log on to Amazon India's OnePlus page to order the flagship phone - One. If the users are not satisfied with the device, they can return the device within 10 days of getting it.
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|
[Image Credits: OnePlus Forum]