OnePlus One coming to India later this year, but there’s a catch


OnePlus One is an amazing device often known as the Nexus killer. After announcing Pre-Orders without an invite on their website, the company has released a statement mentioning the launch of the device in India later this year. The device will be selling in India on specific invite basis. The silver lining is that the invites will be specific to India, and that they will be “neither scarce nor impossible to come by.”

According to OnePlus chairman Carl Pei:

As with our current launch countries, Indian users will be able to purchase the One with an India specific invite. Invites have been immensely helpful for us thus far in our current launch countries. They allow us to control our inventory, scale our team and support services to grow along with demand and create an overall better experience for those users with the One.
As this is our first experience with the Indian market, we didn’t want to be too ambitious. We are more concerned with offering outstanding service and experiences for users than getting the One in as many hands as possible. It will take us some time to learn and the invites are a great way for us to do that.

Pei mentioned that OnePlus would deviate from the invite-only model in the country at some stage, and that the vendor was in talks with a local partner to make it easier for users to get their hands on the OnePlus One. He also said that further details will be divulged in the coming weeks. The invites themselves will be handed out in the OnePlus forum or via social media channels.

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Also check out our review and first impressions with the device Here.

Source: OnePlus Forums

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