The One Plus One smartphone is expected to launch in India as an Amazon.in exclusive, after the website indicated the same with a teaser. Though the website does not explicitly state the name of the phone, you see the characteristic sandstone-black back cover in the advertisement.
While the phone is expected to launch in India in December, Amazon.in does not specify when it will be available for purchase. The teaser on the website just states “The smartphone you’ve been waiting for is Coming Soon.” There’s also a “Amazon Exclusive” mentioned on the teaser, which means that the phone will not be available for purchase on any other online or physical retail store at least for the first few weeks.
While OnePlus One is still to officially launch in India, there are strong indications that the price will be under Rs 25,000.
It’s a large 5.5-inch phone, with a great 1080×1920 pixel resolution display. The display comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and the same adaptive backlight technology that’s seen in some Sharp displays. In addition, the phone is one of the few to have 3GB of RAM and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with a quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz with Adreno 330 GPU. There’s a a 13-megapixel rear IMX214 sensor with a six-lens array and f/2.0 aperture that boasts quick shutter speed of only 0.3-seconds. It also comes with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Software wise, the One features a customised version of CyanogenMod ROM called CM 11S. The software is based on Android 4.4 KitKat.
There’s no microSD card slot in the phone, and the phone only comes in 16 or 64 GB on-board storage. Connectivity includes: 4G LTE (region dependent), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC functionality. The battery is rated at 3,100mAh and is non-removable.