With Christmas holidays around the corner, Flipkart is gearing up to conduct its Big Shopping Days sale between December 18 and December 21. One of the highlights of the sale is that Flipkart will be selling the OnePlus 3 for under Rs 20,000. While it sounds like a killer deal for those who have been looking forward to buy the smartphone, it seems like Flipkart is selling without OnePlus s knowledge. Also Read - Best 5 Smart TV under Rs 25,000 to buy in India 2021Also Read - Sony PlayStation 5 second pre-orders goes out of stock minutes after online
.@_sachinbansal brother, what’s this? We’re exclusive with @amazonIN pic.twitter.com/0QBoyagoXz Also Read - Flipkart Electronics Sale smartphone offers worth considering before May 21: Moto G10 Power, Galaxy F62, Realme X7 5G, etc
Carl Pei (@getpeid) December 16, 2016
Soon after the teaser created a buzz, OnePlus CEO Carl Pei called out Flipkart s Sachin Bansal on Twitter mentioning that they sell exclusively on Amazon India. The tweet reads, .@_sachinbansal brother, what’s this? We’re exclusive with @amazonIN. Bansal is yet to revert on that tweet. BGR India reached out to Flipkart for clarification and the company has responded saying, Flipkart is a marketplace which helps sellers connect with customers across the country. All our sellers are mandated to adhere to stringent guidelines. The prices and discounts for all our sales are decided by the participating sellers and brands.
OnePlus has also released its official statement saying “OnePlus is focused on creating premium flagship smartphones. We have an exclusive partnership with Amazon in India. We advice customers to purchase OnePlus products only through official channels as we cannot guarantee the authenticity of the products sold elsewhere.”
According to Flipkart s teaser on its homepage, the OnePlus 3 will be available for Rs 1_,999 during the Big Shopping Days.
As of now, the exact pricing is unknown, but one thing is for sure, you ll be able to buy the OnePlus 3 for under Rs 20,000, which otherwise costs Rs 27,999. The teaser also mentions that it will be available in limited quantities and only soft gold color variant will be on offer. Axis Bank Buzz credit card holders can get extra five percent discount (maximum of Rs 200). What s more, customers can also avail the smartphone on EMI as low as Rs 1,358 per month on using Axis Bank, Citibank, HDFC, HSBC, ICICI, IndusInd, Standard Chartered and State Bank of India credit cards. ALSO READ: OnePlus 3 review: A flagship killer that really kills other flagships
Flipkart also has a range of other exciting discounts on smartphones and accessories, laptops, tablets and television sets. Talking about smartphones, there are deals on the Moto E3 Power, Lenovo Vibe K5 Note, Samsung Galaxy On Nxt, Google Pixel, Lenovo Phab 2, There are also some crazy deals on smartphones with flat discount of Rs 7,000 and Rs 12,000. However, details about the deal will only be revealed December 17. ALSO READ: Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Gen) review: The best Android Wear smartwatch gets better
For those who want to buy a smartwatch, Flipkart will also be offering some deals on Apple Watch and Moto 360 (2nd generation). And for those looking for a fitness band, Samsung s Gear Fit 2 will also be on offer. However, Flipkart hasn t revealed anything specific about the deals as yet.