Domestic popular e-commerce firm Flipkart may soon offer flagship OnePlus One in India.
OnePlus One made its debut in India in December 2014. Since then, it has been exclusively available on Amazon India; but now the device may soon hit Flipkart shelves, if the tweet from Bengaluru-based online shopping site is to be believed.
Flipkart's not-so cryptic tweet reads: "The #One Wish Flipkart hasn't fulfilled yet... is about to come true soon." It comes with a graphic poster, showing a smartphone outline (white) print on the black background, which looks strikingly identical to the OnePlus One.
In Flipkart's tweet, the company has specifically hashtagged 'One', hinting that the unnamed smartphone in the poster might indeed be OnePlus One.
We believe OnePlus is trying to expand channels to sell its devices in India as it tries to out-do its more popular Chinese rival Xiaomi, which is also fast tracking its device distribution.
Xiaomi has already sold its handsets on Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon India and a few days ago, it began retailing devices on its very own e-store Mi.com/in as well.
Recently, OnePlus and Xiaomi intensified their efforts to make formidable inroads in India's burgeoning smartphone market by reducing prices of their flagship handsets: One and Mi 4.
If OnePlus One does make its way to Flipkart, it is likely that the company will forge an alliance with a few more e-retailers and also possibly with physical brick-and-mortar retail chains.
Key specifications of OnePlus One and Xiaomi Mi4:
|Models||OnePlus One||Xiaomi Mi4|
|OS||CyanogenMod v11S based Android KitKat v4.4||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|