Vying to buy the OnePlus One but don’t have an invite? We have some good news for you. Come March 24 and the hottest smartphone in town will be available to purchase from Amazon India without any invitation code. OnePlus today announced it will make limited stocks of both the 16GB and 64GB variants available in an open sale on Amazon India starting 10AM on March 24. Also Read - OnePlus 9E or OnePlus 9R: Which will launch in March alongside OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro?Also Read - OnePlus Nord sees limited availability: Will OnePlus 9E replace it in 2021?
The 16GB OnePlus One variant is priced at Rs 18,999, while the 64GB variant is priced at Rs 21,999. “For a limited time and while stocks last, you can get the OnePlus One in 64GB Sandstone Black or the OnePlus One 16GB Silk White without an invite!” the company said on its forum. Also Read - OnePlus Nord gets another Android 10-based stable update as wait for Android 11 continues
Incidentally, March 24 is also the day when Xiaomi will sell its Redmi 2 for the first time in India. Xiaomi will also start selling the Mi Pad via Flipkart but without any flash sale. It will also conduct a flash sale for the Mi 4 64GB variant on that day.
With Xiaomi clearly having a busy Tuesday, one cannot help but speculate OnePlus’s strategic move to hold an open sale on the same day. OnePlus has taken on Xiaomi earlier, by holding an open sale on the first day the Mi 4 went on sale.
OnePlus yesterday had also conducted another open sale between 1.00-2.00PM where it made the One available without invite. The company has also announced that the prices of the OnePlus One 16GB and 64GB variants might be increased in India too. The timeline however, has not yet been disclosed
To recap on the specifications, 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, the smartphone runs on Cyanogen OS 11, but will soon be updated to the company s Oxygen OS.