The OnePlus One has been one of the unforgettable moments of 2014 and not always for the best of reasons. In the device’s (and the company’s) debut year, we have seen the launch of the device and a universally frustrating invite system. We have also seen a whole wealth of competitions from the harmless to the somewhat (unintentionally) harmful. That said, overall, and for the good and bad reasons combined, OnePlus and the OnePlus One have both made their footprint on the tech world. As 2015 comes round, many more eyes (than anyone expected) will be watching the company in the future.
However, today is another milestone in the company’s (and the device’s) history. India is certainly one of the countries which has shown great interest in the OnePlus One. This was even more intriguing when you factor into the equation that India was not one of the countries in which the device was launched with during the initial launch. However, OnePlus did rectify this and today is the day the OnePlus One goes live in India. In Fact, within the last hour is when the OnePlus launched in India. OnePlus have just finished their press launch event in New Delhi and here are the details.
Its no secret now that Amazon will be the main point of distribution for OnePlus One’s in India. Invites will be needed (at least at first) and these will be redeemed via Amazon. This was announced last week and was again confirmed during the press launch. However, what was not known was what the OnePlus One would cost in India. But now we do. The OnePlus One will cost Rs. 21,999 for the 64GB version which equates to roughly $355. So generally speaking, it is in line with the cost of the device in the US. It was difficult to know whether OnePlus would price the device higher in this region due to the increased costs of launching in a new (and dedicated) territory. Or in fact whether OnePlus would lower the price to account for the competition coming from Android One and similar low-priced devices. However, it seems OnePlus have opted for neither of these routes and priced the device consistent with what it is in the US. So how do you feel about the price? Happy? Unhappy? Priced as you expected? Let us know.