OnePlus has finally launched its much hyped OnePlus One 64 GB Sandstone Black variant in India priced at 21,999 INR. Price is very competitive, considering the fact that it packs enough power to most 2014 flagship smartphones, but you will need an India Specific Invite to place your order.
OnePlus One is fitted with a 10 point multi touch, 5.5 Inch LTPS LCD Display with full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. The display is also protected by Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The handset is powered by 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 quad core processor with 3 GB RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. This is indeed one of the best processors which was also used in phones like Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE and HTC One M8.
For photography, OnePlus One uses a 13 MP rear camera with dual LED flash capable of 4K video recording. On the front side a 5 MP camera is also present for video calling. The front camera can also record full HD videos.
The battery capacity is 3100 mAh and other features include 4G LTE / 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and NFC. OnePlus might also launch the 16 GB internal storage variant in India later.
The Indian OnePlus One will ship with CyanogenMod, same as global variant but since Cyanogen Inc has licensed all rights exclusively to Micromax YU brand in India, it won’t be providing any further updates. OnePlus will replace this with its own Android 5.0 Lollipop based software once its ready. The transition is expected to take place in February 2015.
OnePlus One will retail exclusively on Amazon.in in India. To get an Invite, you can participate in various contests on OnePlus Facebook page and online forums. After you get an Invite via email, you will have to click the unique link inside to register with OnePlus account to see the invite code. You can then click Buy on Amazon.in and enter your invite code to proceed.
Key Specifications of OnePlus One:
|Model Name||OnePlus One|
|Display||5.5 inch FHD IPS LTPS display|
|Processor||2.5 GHz quad core processor|
|Camera||13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera|
|Internal Storage||64 GB|
|Dimensions & Weight||152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm and 162 grams|
After sometime, OnePlus is also expected to introduce its pre-order system in India. OnePlus will compete against phones like Lenovo Vibe X2, Huawei Honor 6 and Xiaomi MI4 (coming soon) in India.