With the ever-increasing demand of smartphones in the Indian market, most of the foreign brands have already entered the premises, hoping to churn out the maximum profit from the mobile phone segment. Apparently, yet another China-headquartered smartphone brand OnePlus has been eying the subcontinent for a couple of months.
In fact, the company will initially begin the operations in India by launching its flagship device - the One smartphone, but OnePlus has not revealed the exact time-frame for the launch. But it appears that the company has revealed the price range of the handset to TOI.
According to the report, OnePlus would sell the 64GB variant of the phone under Rs 25,000, when it launches in India in the coming months. What is even more interesting is that the company might also launch the 16GB variant of the phone in India.
As far as the specs are concerned, the OnePlus One uses top-notch configuration. Precisely, it sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display offering a resolution of 1920 ×1080 pixels slapped with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with 2.5GHz Quad-core CPU coupled with 3GB of RAM and runs on CyanogenMod 11S OS based on Android 4.4 (KitKat) platform.
Other specs include: 16/64GB internal memory, 13-megapixel camera with Sony's IMX214 stacked sensor with 6-element lens, f/2.0 aperture, dual LED flash 4K video recording, 5-megapixel front-facing snapper, 4G LTE / 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and NFC and it is powered by a 3100 mAh battery.
Carl Pei, Director, OnePlus global reportedly said, "The interest not only reflects in terms of traffic to the OnePlus website but also in billing addresses of people buying the phone. Indian customers use trans-shipment services to get their hands on the phone but the billing address is in India."
If you are not aware, the company is also looking to employ an Indian General Manager before it launches its first device in the market and the job profile has also been posted on the official blog of the company.
However, the launch of the smartphone might not be the only step, which will lead the company to the Indian hall-of-fame status. OnePlus should also keep its constant focus on building a potential after-sales service department.
Until the company announces further details about the launch of the One smartphone in India, stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!