OnePlus just launched the OnePlus 2 in India today with the price tag starting at Rs 22,999. The company will make it available on August 11 on Amazon India via the invite model. Additionally, the company is also planning to drop the price of the OnePlus One. General Manager of OnePlus India, Vikas Agarwal, confirmed that the company is working out on the price cut and will announce it soon. Also Read - OnePlus: Siddhant Narayan explains how the community plays a key role for the company
Not giving a tangible date, Agarwal told Business Today that OnePlus will not discontinue the One, but will slash its prices instead. Currently, the OnePlus One is priced at Rs 18,998 for 16GB and Rs 21,998 for 64GB. Also Read - OnePlus Z smartphone could launch under $300
“No, we will not discontinue any model and will continue to sell both the variants. With the launch of OnePlus 2, we now have three devices in our portfolio. We are working on the price drop for OnePlus One and shall announce a price cut in the coming days,” he said. Also Read - OnePlus Care loyalty program launches in India; Here is everything that you need to know
Agarwal also said that the company plans to sell as many as one million handsets by the end of this year. Talking about after sales service he said that OnePlus has about 50 service centres across India. “We have tied up with three service partners. We offer pickup and drop facility in selected cities. There is a centralised contact centre where all the issues are updated from different regions for real-time content sharing. We are closing issues in three to five days, which we plan to bring down to one to three days,” he added.
Meanwhile, the company claims that buying the OnePlus 2 will be easier compared to the One because 50 times more inventory has been readied due to heavy demand anticipation.