Popular Chinese start-up firm OnePlus has announced that the company will allow buyers to book the flagship smartphone 'One' without any invitation, on 10 February.
The company's official e-commerce affiliate Amazon India has confirmed that the sale will kick-off on Tuesday at 10am (IST). But there is a catch: buyers need to be quick as the sale will end once the seller runs out of stock.
The company says that this one-day special deal is a way of thanking buyers for – "10 Great Weeks' in India. Prospective customers can try their luck buying the elusive OnePlus One phone without going through the cumbersome route of winning contest/promotional events by signing up on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.
Also, in such sales, after an agonising wait, few lucky consumers get a pass (or an invite) and be eligible to book the device.
In this sale, buyers can directly order the phone and get it delivered right at their doorstep. [Interested buyers, Click HERE.]
However, OnePlus' surprise announcement is bit too co-incidental, as it clashes with rival Xiaomi Mi4, which is also making its official debut on 10 February in the subcontinent.
Both OnePlus One and Xiaomi Mi4 have lot of common features such as the same Snapdragon 801 series SoC (System on Chip), full HD display, 3GB RAM, camera specifications, and come with affordable price-tags with a small difference of ₹2000.
Key specifications of OnePlus One and Xiaomi Mi4:
|Models||OnePlus One||Xiaomi Mi4|
|Display||5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shieldPixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)||5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with Sharp / JDI OGS (One Glass Solution) full laminationPixel density : 441 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|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|