Update 22-11-2014: Amazon.in has teased what certainly looks like OnePlus One on its Facebook page. Looks like Amazon is the retail partner OnePlus has tied up with. This however doesn’t mean that you won’t need an India Specific Invite to buy One.
OnePlus has started a Never Settle contest for its Indian fans, through which it will list first 100 winners to get India Specific OnePlus One invites. The winner for the contest will be announced within 48 hours and this implies that OnePlus one has almost reached Indian shores.
To participate in the contest you have to shoot a selfie with “Never Settle” statement and post it as a comment on the Contest thread. You could end up winning one of the first 100 India specific Invites.
The unceasing chain of contest has begun, and this will be the first of many contest users can participate in to win an invite to buy the OnePlus One in India. We know that the 64 GB variant will be priced for less than 25,000 INR but exact pricing and launch date are anybody’s guess.
We expect the phone to launch in India by the end of this month. You can head on to OnePlus Forums for more details regarding Never Settle Contest, which closes on 22nd November 10:30 pm.
OnePlus managed to enrage several fans by introducing the invite system in Global markets, but most ardent supporters managed to get an invite eventually. It remains to be seen how India will react to this minimum risk business policy of OnePlus.
For those new to the subject, OnePlus One promises to be an extreme value for money device with a 5.5 Inch FHD display powered by 2.5 GHz quad Core Snapdragon 801 with 3 GB RAM and 16 GB/ 64 GB internal storage. Other features include 13 MP Sony Exmor RS rear camera, confirmed Android Lollipop upgrade and 3100 mAh battery.