OnePlus will soon launch 16 GB Silk White variant of its popular and only smartphone, The One in India, probably by next week. This isn’t exactly surprising as the company confirmed at India launch event in December that they will be shipping 16 GB variant in India soon.
Xiaomi recently brought in 64 GB Mi4 to challenge OnePlus One in India, and now OnePlus plans on hitting back by bringing 16 GB OnePlus variant in India, which should be priced lower than Xiaomi’s Mi4 16 GB.
At the launch event, Carl Pei told GadgetsToUse, that the price will be kept under 20,000 INR, so we don’t think it will be wise to expect a much lower price tag, especially since OnePlus retails at cost. But then, will consumer have enough motivation to opt for 16 GB Variant instead?
To buy One 16 GB, you will need an India Specific – 16 GB specific invite, and to win an invite, you can participate in an ongoing contest. OnePlus recently carried out an open sale for 64 GB Moonstone variant, and those who fail to score an Invite can definitely hope for another one sometime later. Since the contest ends on Feb 23, you can expect it to be available by next week itself.
Except for storage reduced to one forth, other hardware features remain same. It remains to be seen if OnePlus 16 GB will debut in India with company’s own nascent Oxygen OS or global build of cyanogens ROM. After Cyanogen went exclusive with Micromax YU in India, the relationship between OnePlus and Cyanogen Inc has turned sour.
|Model||Xiaomi Mi4||OnePlus One|
|Display||5 Inch Full HD, 441 PPI||5.5 Inch Full HD, 401 PPI|
|Processor||2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 Quad Core||2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 Quad Core|
|RAM||3 GB||3 GB|
|Internal Storage||16 GB||16 GB|
|OS||Android 4.4.2 KitKat based MIUI 6||CyanogenMod / OxygenOS|
|Camera||13 MP/ 8 MP||13 MP/ 5 MP|
|Battery||3080 mAh||3100 mAh|