That’s some exciting news for the OnePlus fans out here in India, as company is planning to introduce its 2014 flagship killer smartphone OnePlus One in India soon. OnePlus One got powerful hardware specification along with popular CyanogenMod Android OS and all at half the price of flagship devices like Nexus 5, Samsung Galaxy S5 etc.
According to Carl, one of the Administrators in OnePlus forum – the company has received tremendous interest from India, way more than outweighing many of countries where the smartphone has already been released.
“When we started OnePlus a little over half a year ago, we needed to race against time and focus on what we knew best. Our team primarily consists of North Americans and Europeans, which is why we launched there first.
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.
It’s safe to say that we’re interested in India. Being such a young company, we also know that India is a huge challenge. We’re all about creating a great user experience from end to end. We understand that there are lots to learn, consider and set up before we can officially launch in this vast country.”
While it’s not an official confirmation and there is no estimated time provided for the launch of OnePlus One smartphone in India, still we can make out the point that the device is one its way to India.
OnePlus One got a high-end hardware like it spots a 5.5-inch full HD 1080p display with pixel density of 401 ppi and protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It’s powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM. It got 16GB or 64GB of internal storage variant. It comes with 13 megapixel Sony Exmor IMX 214 camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED flash. On the front it got a 5 megapixel shooter for taking perfect selfie.
One the connectivity side OnePlus One got global 4G LTE that supports Indian 4G band along with 3G, Dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. On the software front it runs on CyanogenMod 11S based Android KitKat OS.
- 5.5-inch full HD 1080p display (401 pip)
- 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor with 3GB RAM
- Adreno 330, 578MHz
- CyanogenMod 11S based on Android 4.4
- 13 MP Sony Exmor IMX 214 back camera and 5MP front-facing camera
- 4G LTE, 3G, Dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
- 3100 mAh LiPo battery
On the pricing side the flagship killer will cost only $299 (aprox. Rs 18,000) for the 16GB variant and $349 (aprox Rs 21,000) for the 64GB variant.