After the initial teaser, Amazon India has finally listed the OnePlus One on its store. Exclusively available via Amazon, it still follows the invite-only procedure to get the phone. While the OnePlus One is still to officially launch in India, there are strong indications that the price will be under Rs 25,000.
If the chatter on the web is to be believed then, the device will be available from December
Here’s how you get the invite:
1. For an invite, users will have to subscribe to the OnePlus One newsletter, and then enter contests and events hosted by the company for India or by Amazon.in.
2. Once you receive the invite, click the unique link and register with your OnePlus One account. Here you will see the invite. One has to simply click on ‘Buy’ to purchase the device on Amazon.in.
3. On the site, choose the One in Sandstone Black and enter your invite code on the product page and proceed to checkout.
From the time the invite is generated, users will have only 48 hours to buy the device. If the time frame for the invite expires, then you will have to follow the same procedure and try again.
We were left impressed by what it had to offer. 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.