OnePlus launched the One exclusively on Amazon India last year via an invites system. While on the one hand, the system allowed the company to keep up with the high demand, getting their hands on an invite has proved to be a frustrating affair for many. The company however is letting go of this retail model. Also Read - Best battery smartphones under Rs 15,000: Redmi Note 10T, Realme Narzo 30 and moreAlso Read - RedmiBook laptop revelations and expectations: Sub-Rs 40,000 price or higher for 11th Gen Intel?
OnePlus has today opened up the sale for the One. In essence you will be able to head over to Amazon India and buy either the 16GB or the 64GB variant without the need to wait for an invite. Last month, OnePlus had conducted an open sale for the One, but only for a limited time, this time the move is more permanent. Also Read - Top 5G smartphones under Rs 20,000 in August 2021: Samsung A22 5G, Redmi Note 10T, etc
This move could be to counter Xiaomi s recent move to slash the prices of the Mi 4 16GB and 64GB by Rs 2,000, thereby bringing them on par with the One. The Mi 4 16GB variant is priced at Rs 17,999, while the 64GB variant is priced at Rs 21,999. The OnePlus One 16GB variant is priced at Rs 18,999, while the 64GB is priced at Rs 21,999. Xiaomi too had launched the Mi 4 in India via flash sales on Flipkart, but has since opened up the sale.
Additionally, OnePlus is also offering a 50 percent discount on select accessories when purchased with the smartphone. These accessories include OnePlus JBL E1+ Earphones, OnePlus Flip Cover (White), and the OnePlus Premium Matte Screen Protector. This offer is only applicable till April 23.
To recap, the OnePlus One flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 1080 pixels) display, and is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM. Additionally, it also features a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3,100mAh battery. On the software front, users can choose from two ROMs the Android Lollipop-based OxygenOS or the CM OS 12 that is being rolled out over-the-air.