OnePlus has finally announced its flagship One in India, which will go on sale on December 2 via Amazon India. To manage its inventories in a more efficient way, the company has announced an invite-based system for selling its handset. So in essence only those who have the invite will be able to buy the smartphone on December 2. Wondering how you can get an invite? Read on. Also Read - Waiting for OnePlus 9T or OnePlus 9T Pro? You will be disappointedAlso Read - Friendship Day gifting ideas for your young tech-savvy besties under Rs 5,000
Step 1 – Users are first required to subscribe to the OnePlus s newsletter from the company s India website. Once you have submitted your information, make sure you confirm the email address by clicking on the verification link sent in the confirmation email. Also Read - OnePlus Nord 2 first sale via Amazon India today: See price, offers and more
Step 2 – The company requires users to participate in contests held by it and Amazon.in to increase your chances of scoring an invite. You can keep track of these contests by following OnePlus and Amazon India on their official websites, and social media accounts.
Rest is up to the company. It will send invites to random subscribers, as well as distribute a couple of them to the winners of its online contests.
Step 3 – When you receive an invite from the company, you will need to click on the unique link mentioned in the invite email. To get the actual invite code, you will be required to register with your OnePlus One account and claim the invite.
After that, the only thing left is to head over to Amazon India s OnePlus One page on December 2 to make the purchase.
Step 4 On December 2, you will need to type in your invite code when buying the OnePlus One. There is however a couple of things a user needs to keep in mind while participating and purchasing. The invite code is only valid for 48 hours (unless mentioned otherwise), and if one fails to purchase the device within that time frame, the above steps have to followed to receive another invite.
Also, those who manage to purchase the phone from the site, will be gifted a couple of invite codes that they can distribute among their friends and colleagues. They should receive the codes within 2-6 weeks of their purchase.
Wondering why there is so much craze about this handset? The OnePlus One is critically acclaimed phone and is often referred to as the flagship killer smartphone, courtesy of the kind of specifications and features it packs in and the price tag it boasts.
In terms of hardware, the phone comes with a 5.5-inch display with 1080p screen resolution, and is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.
It also features a 3,100mAh battery, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel camera on the front, and on the software front, it runs on CyanogenMod ROM CM11s with several customized features. While the company hasn t revealed the exact pricing of the One, it had announced recently that the 64GB variant it is launching in India will be priced below Rs 25,000.