The OnePlus One has garnered a lot of attention for offering flagship-level specs at ridiculously low price. The “flagship killer” as it is also known was launched back in April this year, and could soon be headed to India.
A post on the company’s official forums talks about how the company has seen a lot of interest generated in India. An administrator writes:
Over the past months, we’ve seen tremendous interest from India, despite not having launched there. We have many customers in India purchasing to the US, and then asking a friend to bring it over or trans-shipping it. Some have even purchased the device from scalpers. Looking at our traffic, India ranks number 8, outweighing many of our launch countries.
While it may not be an official confirmation, it is surely an indication that the device is headed our way. Before it does, it needs to iron out some issues with its invite system, and low stocks among others. If the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 3 in India is anything to go by, there could be massive interest for such a phone too.
As mentioned above, the OnePlus One offers high-end specs at a low price. It flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD 1080p display with a pixel density of 401ppi and protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by a Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz and paired with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB or 64GB of internal storage.
The smartphone also features a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front facing camera, 3,100mAh battery and connectivity options like LTE support. On the software front, it runs on CyanogenMod 11S with a UI that follows the trend of a flatter look.
OnePlus has priced the One at $299 for the 16GB variant and $349 for the 64GB variant, which translates to Rs 18,300 and Rs 21,300 respectively.