OnePlus One

OnePlus announced on its forums that it is interested in launching the OnePlus One in India someday, citing the device's popularity in the country. The hardware vendor mentioned that India currently ranks eighth in terms of overall traffic, outweighing several launch countries.

Over the past months, we've seen tremendous interest from India, despite not having launched there. We have many customers in India purchasing to the US, and then asking a friend to bring it over or trans-shipping it. Some have even purchased the device from scalpers. Looking at our traffic, India ranks number 8, outweighing many of our launch countries.

The interest in the handset is well warranted, considering the OnePlus One offers outstanding features for the price. While a clear launch date has not been announced yet, OnePlus said that it is laying the groundwork for an eventual release in India, which includes setting up a distribution and aftersales support network.

With the imminent arrival of OnePlus and the launch of Xiaomi's Mi 3 in the country earlier this month, Indian users are (finally) spoilt for choice when it comes to value for money handsets.

With the Mi 3 launching in India for around $220, how much do you think the OnePlus One will likely cost in the country?

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OnePlus One will officially come to India after company signifies interest

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So it's going to be 1,000 device lottery for 1.5 billion people in India, and we thought our chance in the US sucked to get one

The OnePlus One is already being sold at cost, they can't go much lower than $299.

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unless you know someone who knows someone that is banging a member of the company .. your not going to get one

People of India, we want to know who wants our phones. Smash yours and we will think about sending 15 invites out to your country.........in 2 years.

Hmmmm.. Indian here.. And not interested in this phone at all. Sticking to Z2 unlocked rather than contracted one :-D

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So one plus is going to c0ck tease potential Indian customers with their vsporware phone? Say it ain't so.

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Why don't they start showing some interest in launching the phone... period?

Here's what's gonna happen:
They'll wait so long that the people who would likely want to buy it won't due to the stigma now attached to it.

Or Moto will launch the G2 in the same price range globally in a couple months and everyone will be like "One Plus who?"

With Mi3 available in the Indian market at around 220USDs (14,000 INR for the 16GB model)... OPO is already losing out potential customers... I don't think OPO will be coming to India until mid 2015... and by then the Mi4 will be released.
The specs on Mi3 are a bit on the lower side... but the 100USD difference makes up for that... the Mi4 is even more promising. Either OPO is really short on production... or they have a f**ked up marketing & sales team... all foreplay and no "action" :P

"...despite not having launched there..."

So where exactly has the One launched? All I've ever seen is lotteries to win an invite to buy one, that sounds like a pre-launch thing to me.

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