Probably looking at the tremendous success that Xiaomi got within few days of its launch in India, OnePlus is now showing interest in India. As per a post on the oneplus.net forum they have mentioned “we’re interested in India”. If things go right, we could see the OnePlus brand in India, pretty soon.
OnePlus One has been getting tremendous response especially from India, even when the product is not available in India. Indian users are getting the ‘One’ from their friend / family in the US (asking them to bring it into India), some are even buying it for a higher price from ebay.in. As per OnePlus, India ranks at Number 8 (interest wise) despite not having the product launched there. It is a huge market that simply cannot be ignored.
OnePlus One was the first handset that the company launched. It is priced at $299 for the 16GB version. The handset is powered by 801 Snapdragon quad core processor running CyanogenMod 11S (KitKat) over a 5.5 inch screen with FHD resolution and 3GB RAM.
The handset comes with 16GB / 64GB storage options. Key features are NFC, 4G (LTE), Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. Also included is a 13MP rear camera with IMX214 6 lens sensor and 5MP front camera. Battery is 3100 mAh.
If the OnePlus does enter into India and if they can afford to keep the starting price tag within 20K or around 20K to 23K it will get the same response as Xiaomi Mi3 got. After sales support is equally important, hope they don’t ignore that.
Tip: Sudip, Kkunal and SreeKanth.